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SENEGAL: Texting for birth certificates

SENEGAL: Texting for birth certificates

August 9, 2012 0

KOLDA 09 August 2012 (IRIN) - Only a handful of births are registered in the remote Kolda region of southern Senegal, but a new mobile phone application that allows parents to text the

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ZIMBABWE: Divisions over a new constitution

ZIMBABWE: Divisions over a new constitution

August 9, 2012 0

HARARE 09 August 2012 (IRIN) - After three years in the making, Zimbabwe’s proposed 150-page draft constitution was deemed unacceptable by President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party and rejected by civil society. It was

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UGANDA: Scientists still in the dark about nodding syndrome

UGANDA: Scientists still in the dark about nodding syndrome

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 2, 2012 0

KAMPALA 02 August 2012 (IRIN) - A four-day international scientific meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, highlighted the many unknowns of so-called "nodding disease" or "nodding syndrome", which has affected more than 3,000

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TIMOR-LESTE: Alcohol-fuelled violence a growing concern

TIMOR-LESTE: Alcohol-fuelled violence a growing concern

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 1, 2012 0

DILI 01 August 2012 (IRIN) - National police and NGOs in Timor-Leste have noted an uptick in alcohol-fuelled violence, especially among unemployed youths.

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INDONESIA: Low health awareness deadly for children

INDONESIA: Low health awareness deadly for children

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 30, 2012 0

JAKARTA 30 July 2012 (IRIN) - Poor knowledge of basic healthcare and lack of sanitation are contributing to the high number of deaths among children under the age of five in Indonesia.

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AID POLICY: New words, old challenges

AID POLICY: New words, old challenges

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 30, 2012 0

DIAWOUT, GORGOL/JOHANNESBURG 30 July 2012 (IRIN) - Spending aid money on social initiatives like communal bore-wells, which affect and protect everyone’s lives, especially the poorest, will make people more resilient to climatic and

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NEPAL: Improved stoves for better health

NEPAL: Improved stoves for better health

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 26, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 26 July 2012 (IRIN) - Nepal will produce close to half a million additional improved cooking stoves over the next five years to benefit rural communities and bring the chance of better

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