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Africa: Prominent South African Aids Scientist Inducted Into Royal Society

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Johannesburg — Professor Salim Abdool Karim, South Africa's leading Aids researcher and scientist has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society in London.

Established in 1660, it is the world's oldest science academy that includes many of the world's leading scientists over the past four centuries. Karim's name will now be written in the history books alongside world-renowned scientists such as Sirs Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein to mention a few, according to the South African Medical Council.

The Royal Society is a "self-governing fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth".

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