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19 Aug 2009 description
report Mail and Guardian


A marriage between the only two civilian high-power computing centres in Africa should help improve disaster response times and track epidemics using satellite data.

The one partner is the Centre for High Performance Computing, based at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's Meraka Institute in Cape Town.

26 Jul 2007 description
report Mail and Guardian

Musa Hattar | Amman, Jordan

Iraq warned of a humanitarian crisis on Thursday as it appealed to the international community to help countries hosting hundreds of thousands of Iraqis uprooted by war.

"The Iraqi government calls on the international community, in particular neighbouring countries, to support Iraq to overcome this difficult stage," said Mohammed al-Hajj al-Hmud, secretary general of Iraq's Foreign Ministry.

"It's their duty to provide all assistance to displaced Iraqis, ease their suffering and help them find a solution to their problem," …