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In Brief: Staples, not export crops, key to tackling Africa’s poverty – report

In Brief: Staples, not export crops, key to tackling Africa’s poverty – report

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 18, 2013 0

NAIROBI 18 January 2013 (IRIN) - Africa could reduce its poverty levels faster by focusing more on the production of staples rather than export crops, according to a study by the International Food

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Rehabilitation centre for Uganda’s LRA returnees to close

Rehabilitation centre for Uganda’s LRA returnees to close

January 18, 2013 0

GULU 18 January 2013 (IRIN) - One of the only two remaining reception centres in northern Uganda helping reintegrate former members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is threatened with closure.

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Children engaged in Mali fighting

Children engaged in Mali fighting

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2013 0

BAMAKO/DAKAR 17 January 2013 (IRIN) - Children are playing a major role in the Islamists’ war effort, say eye-witnesses and human rights groups, who report children are taking an active part in fighting,

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Fear, rumour and relief as air strikes continue in Mali

Fear, rumour and relief as air strikes continue in Mali

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 16, 2013 0

BAMAKO/DAKAR 16 January 2013 (IRIN) - Fear and rumour are rife in Mali as French military air strikes against Islamist militants continued for the sixth day in the centre and north of the

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Slow progress on fake drug war in northern Nigeria

Slow progress on fake drug war in northern Nigeria

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 15, 2013 0

KANO 15 January 2013 (IRIN) - Pharmaceutical drug-sellers in the northern city of Kano are fighting moves by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to close their businesses

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Panic in Mopti, Mali as rebels move southwards

Panic in Mopti, Mali as rebels move southwards

January 11, 2013 0

SEVARE 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - Following the takeover by Islamist rebels of Konna, a town 55km from Mopti in central Mali, hundreds of residents are fleeing to areas further south, according to

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NIGER: Under water again

NIGER: Under water again

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

NIAMEY 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - Around 800 Nigerien families have been relocated from areas along the River Niger as water levels during annual flooding are expected to rise above normal and last

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MALI: Panic in Mopti as rebels move southward

MALI: Panic in Mopti as rebels move southward

January 11, 2013 0

SEVARE 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - Following the takeover by Islamist rebels of Konna, a town 55km from Mopti in central Mali, hundreds of residents are fleeing to areas further south, according to

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Panic in Mopti as rebels move southwards

Panic in Mopti as rebels move southwards

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

SEVARE 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - Following the takeover by Islamist rebels of Konna, a town 55km from Mopti in central Mali, hundreds of residents are fleeing to areas further south, according to

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Mauritanian refugees face “alarming” malnutrition, mortality rates

Mauritanian refugees face “alarming” malnutrition, mortality rates

January 10, 2013 0

DAKAR/NOUAKCHOTT 10 January 2013 (IRIN) - In Mbéra refugee camp in eastern Mauritania, home to 55,000 Malians, just under one child in five is malnourished, and 4.6 percent are severely malnourished - two

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