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- Researcher Peter Phillipson of Missouri Botanical Garden is in Madagascar to create an online database of all the flora and fauna of that island that will be completed in 2007. But the web site - www.eFloras.org - is already available for free.

- Paris-based news site Afrik.com was the victim of a cyber-attack which took the site out of operation for a period. It is now back up in operation but the editorial from its team is puzzled as to why anyone should launch the attack. We commend the site to any of our French-speaking readers.

- Balancing Act won the 2005 Highway Africa Award in the private sector category and Fahamu won in the NGO category.