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Analysis: Towards intervention in Mali

Analysis: Towards intervention in Mali

October 2, 2012 0

BAMAKO 02 October 2012 (IRIN) - After weeks of shuttle diplomacy, speculation and contradictory signals, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) now looks to have the backing of the Malian government

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MAURITANIA: Foreign subsidies sour domestic milk industry

MAURITANIA: Foreign subsidies sour domestic milk industry

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

ARI HARA/JOHANNESBURG 01 October 2012 (IRIN) - Women are pioneering Mauritania’s fledgling dairy industry and trying to get Mauritanians to support local small producers, but they face steep competition from the heavily subsidized

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NIGERIA: Anger over amnesty programme

NIGERIA: Anger over amnesty programme

September 27, 2012 0

LAGOS 27 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Nigerian government plans to integrate 3,642 additional former Niger Delta fighters into its amnesty programme, but some ex-militia leaders have denounced the move, saying it excludes

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NIGER: Agencies scramble to repair schools after floods

NIGER: Agencies scramble to repair schools after floods

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

NIAMEY 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - The government of Niger and aid agencies are scrambling to clean and repair thousands of schools that were damaged in the flooding from rains in July and

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SOUTH AFRICA: Smells like a bargain – money-saving biogas

SOUTH AFRICA: Smells like a bargain – money-saving biogas

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 26, 2012 0

CAPE TOWN 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - With the number of people in Africa’s urban centres expected to grow rapidly in the next few decades, municipal waste and its disposal could pose a

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AFRICA: Religious leaders rally for environmental conservation

AFRICA: Religious leaders rally for environmental conservation

September 25, 2012 0

NAIROBI 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Faced with environmental degradation that threatens the livelihoods of many people in Africa, a group of 50 religious leaders met in Nairobi earlier this month and pledged

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GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera outbreak easing

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera outbreak easing

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 24, 2012 0

DAKAR 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - The cholera outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone that has killed 392 people and infected more than 25,000 others since February is slowing down, say aid groups

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GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera outbreak easing

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera outbreak easing

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 24, 2012 0

DAKAR 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - The cholera outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone that has killed 392 people and infected more than 25,000 others since February is slowing down, say aid groups

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MALI: Struggling to deliver aid to rebel-held north

MALI: Struggling to deliver aid to rebel-held north

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 24, 2012 0

BAMAKO 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - Sparse rainfall in 2011 triggered food alerts for Mali which went out well before the start of the rebellion in the north in January, and the coup

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SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - The advance by African Union troops (AMISOM) on the insurgent-held Somali port city of Kismayo brings into focus a challenge often faced by humanitarian actors in conflict

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