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SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape farmworkers join strikes

SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape farmworkers join strikes

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 16, 2012 0

DE DOORNS 16 November 2012 (IRIN) - Farm labourers are the latest group to join a wave of strikes across South Africa in recent months as food price increases outstrip the official inflation

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GUINEA-BISSAU: Cholera on the rise

GUINEA-BISSAU: Cholera on the rise

November 14, 2012 0

BISSAU 14 November 2012 (IRIN) - As cholera case rates decline in Guinea and Sierra Leone, they are on the rise in Guinea-Bissau, with 1,500 cases reported and nine deaths as of 11

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In Brief: Towards earlier cancer diagnosis in Congo

In Brief: Towards earlier cancer diagnosis in Congo

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 14, 2012 0

BRAZZAVILLE 14 November 2012 (IRIN) - An NGO in the Republic of Congo has launched a campaign aimed at reducing the often fatally late diagnosis of cancer, which affects more than 7,000 people

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In Brief: Towards earlier cancer diagnosis in Congo

In Brief: Towards earlier cancer diagnosis in Congo

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 14, 2012 0

BRAZZAVILLE 14 November 2012 (IRIN) - An NGO in the Republic of Congo has launched a campaign aimed at reducing the often fatally late diagnosis of cancer, which affects more than 7,000 people

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Diagnosis difficulties behind pneumonia spread

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Diagnosis difficulties behind pneumonia spread

November 12, 2012 0

BANGUI 12 November 2012 (IRIN) - In a bid to increase the low level of awareness of pneumonia in the Central African Republic (CAR), where the disease is the biggest killer of children

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NIGERIA: Floodwaters recede but millions remain displaced

NIGERIA: Floodwaters recede but millions remain displaced

November 9, 2012 0

BAYELSA/WARRI/DAKAR 09 November 2012 (IRIN) - Efforts to repair infrastructure and restore livelihoods destroyed by Nigeria’s recent flooding - the worst in five decades - require urgent funding and will take six months

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BURKINA FASO-NIGER: Aid agencies tighten security

BURKINA FASO-NIGER: Aid agencies tighten security

November 6, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU/DAKAR 06 November 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies have stepped up security measures in Burkina Faso and Niger as the threat of kidnappings by Islamist groups mounts.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Easy patents cost patients

SOUTH AFRICA: Easy patents cost patients

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 5, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - South Africa grants almost every patent application it receives, making its patent regime one of the world’s most lenient. While pharmaceutical companies cash in, patients face staggering

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Analysis: Burundi’s bumpy road to the 2015 polls

Analysis: Burundi’s bumpy road to the 2015 polls

November 1, 2012 0

BUJUMBURA 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - The two billion US dollars pledged by donors on 30 October to support Burundi’s development sounds like a ringing endorsement of the central African country’s progress from

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NIGER: Farmers must prepare for more flooding

NIGER: Farmers must prepare for more flooding

November 1, 2012 0

DAKAR 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - Elderly Nigerien rice-farmer Adamou Sambeye shows IRIN his rice plot on the banks of the River Niger near the capital Niamey: water lilies fill his still-flooded field.

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