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Call for humanitarian access after clashes in North Darfur

Call for humanitarian access after clashes in North Darfur

February 8, 2013 0

KHARTOUM 08 February 2013 (IRIN) - The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is calling for better access to tens of thousands of people displaced by recent inter-tribal fighting in gold-mining areas

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Don’t underestimate Mauritania needs, say aid agencies

Don’t underestimate Mauritania needs, say aid agencies

February 6, 2013 0

KAEDI/NOUAKCHOTT/DAKAR 06 February 2013 (IRIN) - Despite a decent harvest and pasture coverage for livestock, aid agencies say they and donors must not underestimate vulnerability in Mauritania, having admitted they seriously underestimated the

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Aid groups mull expanding in northern Mali

Aid groups mull expanding in northern Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 6, 2013 0

DAKAR 06 February 2013 (IRIN) - Relief groups are considering resuming or expanding their operations in northern Mali after French and Malian troops took key towns from militant Islamists who controlled the region

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Mali a “wake-up call” for drug trafficking, says think tank

Mali a “wake-up call” for drug trafficking, says think tank

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 5, 2013 0

ACCRA 05 February 2013 (IRIN) - At the launch of a Ghana-based Commission on the Impact of Drug-Trafficking on Governance, Security and Development in West Africa, its chair, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo,

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Schools reopen in Mali’s Timbuktu

Schools reopen in Mali’s Timbuktu

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 4, 2013 0

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU/DAKAR 04 February 2013 (IRIN) - Children returned to school in Timbuktu in northern Mali on 1 February, a week after Islamist groups fled. >

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In Brief: Chad averts locust threat

In Brief: Chad averts locust threat

January 30, 2013 0

N’DJAMENA 30 January 2013 (IRIN) - Chad has eliminated the threat of a full-scale locust invasion in its northern region, a pastoralist zone dotted with oases that provide water for small-scale farming, says

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Solving statelessness in Southern Africa

Solving statelessness in Southern Africa

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 30, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 30 January 2013 (IRIN) - Frederik Ngubane was born in South Africa to South African parents 22 years ago but, lacking any proof of his origins or nationality, he lives a shadowy,

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Frederik Ngubane, stateless in South Africa: "It’s like my future is on hold"

Frederik Ngubane, stateless in South Africa: "It’s like my future is on hold"

January 30, 2013 0

PRETORIA 30 January 2013 (IRIN) - Frederik Ngubane, 22, returned to South Africa, the country of his birth, in 2009, after spending his entire childhood in Kenya and Uganda.

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Difficult recovery after Chad floods

Difficult recovery after Chad floods

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 29, 2013 0

N’DJAMENA 29 January 2013 (IRIN) - A scattering of utensils, a pile of clothes and a small bag of millet flour lay on the floor of Amne Abakar’s roofless cloth-and-sticks shelter in Toukra

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Call for targeted investments in cholera-prone areas

Call for targeted investments in cholera-prone areas

January 25, 2013 0

DAKAR 25 January 2013 (IRIN) - Aid groups are urging donors to invest in water and sanitation in areas known as hotbeds for cholera.

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