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FOOD: African wheat – balancing consumer and farmer demands

FOOD: African wheat – balancing consumer and farmer demands

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 15, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 15 October 2012 (IRIN) - Whether Africa can scale-up wheat production to meet growing demand will depend on governments’ support of local producers. A key test is whether they are willing

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Them pests!

CLIMATE CHANGE: Them pests!

October 12, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - While a lot of attention has been devoted to the effects of a changing climate on food crops in Africa, relatively little has been given to

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AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination

AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 10, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - African research to improve patient care and treatment is growing, but the dissemination of evidence-based approaches to healthcare lags behind, experts say.

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MALI: Whatever happened to Azawad?

MALI: Whatever happened to Azawad?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 10, 2012 0

DAKAR 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - "What we want now is self-determination. Self-determination is not the same as secession,” explained a senior representative from the Tuareg-dominated Mouvement national pour la libération de l'Azawad

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SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a “watershed election”

SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a “watershed election”

October 9, 2012 0

FREETOWN 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone’s international partners and citizens are paying close attention to possible threats to peace ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local elections scheduled for 17 November, which

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SOUTH AFRICA: Shack living goes green

SOUTH AFRICA: Shack living goes green

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

ENKANINI 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Plaatjie family - like more than a million households in South Africa - lives in an informal settlement.

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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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