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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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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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