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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

MARIKANA 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Five weeks after the Marikana mine massacre in South Africa’s North West Province claimed the lives of 34 protesting workers and shocked the world, the strike that

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NIGER: Child mortality slashed

NIGER: Child mortality slashed

September 20, 2012 0

DAKAR 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Niger has nearly halved the death rate of children below five years old since 1998, a significant drop highlighting the benefits of free universal health care for

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BURKINA FASO: Low-cost steps for long-term food security

BURKINA FASO: Low-cost steps for long-term food security

September 18, 2012 0

OUAHIGOUYA 18 September 2012 (IRIN) - From rocks hemming in water on farms to large surface reservoirs for irrigation, farmers in northern Burkina Faso, where recent good rains have turned dry fields into

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