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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, but new research reveals that governments’ attempts to address the disease have been

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SOUTH AFRICA: The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town

SOUTH AFRICA: The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town

October 30, 2012 0

CAPE TOWN 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recent academic study has identified a range of mental health disorders suffered by shack dwellers in South Africa's Western Cape Province, from chronic insomnia to

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategy

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategy

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

BANGUI 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda’s practice of pardoning and then integrating into its military captured or surrendered members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), getting them to hunt down their former

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CHAD: Floods, locusts add to humanitarian challenges

CHAD: Floods, locusts add to humanitarian challenges

October 26, 2012 0

NAIROBI 26 October 2012 (IRIN) - The number of flood-affected people in Chad has risen to 700,000, up from 445,000 in September, according to humanitarian agencies, which also report the loss or damage

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FOOD SECURITY: Locust warning for northwest Africa

FOOD SECURITY: Locust warning for northwest Africa

October 25, 2012 0

DAKAR 25 October 2012 (IRIN) - Swarms of desert locusts are likely to migrate to Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco in the coming weeks from West Africa and the Sahel region, says the

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FOOD: The state of African wheat research

FOOD: The state of African wheat research

October 24, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - Researchers in Africa are identifying ways to improve domestic wheat production in the face of sub-optimal conditions and stiff international competition. >

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SECURITY: Is Africa’s maritime strategy all at sea?

SECURITY: Is Africa’s maritime strategy all at sea?

October 22, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - The African Union’s (AU) deadline for securing the continent’s territorial waters - the world’s last major geographical region without a maritime strategy - has been set at

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MALI: Islamists lure back northerners

MALI: Islamists lure back northerners

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

BAMAKO 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Hundreds of displaced northerners in southern Mali are risking life under Sharia law to return home, lured by the prospect of jobs, free water and electricity, and

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SLIDESHOW: Cholera ebbing in Sierra Leone

SLIDESHOW: Cholera ebbing in Sierra Leone

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

FREETOWN 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone’s worst cholera outbreak in 15 years has eased in the past two months and new infections each week have recently dipped to below 1,000. >

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BURKINA FASO-NIGER: ICJ completes hearings on border dispute

BURKINA FASO-NIGER: ICJ completes hearings on border dispute

October 18, 2012 0

THE HAGUE/OUGADOUGOU 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Ordinary people in two of West Africa’s poorest countries stand to gain if conflict is avoided and a long-standing border dispute is resolved amicably: As hearings

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