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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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PAKISTAN: Fears of Taliban resurgence in north

PAKISTAN: Fears of Taliban resurgence in north

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - The shooting on 9 October of Malala Yusufzai, a 14-year-old girls’ education campaigner from Swat Valley in northern Pakistan, is a reminder that militancy is still a

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BANGLADESH: Earthquake drill for 30,000 schools

BANGLADESH: Earthquake drill for 30,000 schools

October 12, 2012 0

DHAKA 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - Millions of children across Bangladesh will take part in a nationwide earthquake drill on 13-14 October.

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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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KENYA: Nancy, "They did very bad things to me"

KENYA: Nancy, "They did very bad things to me"

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 11, 2012 0

MERU 11 October 2012 (IRIN) - Millions of girls remain threatened by gender-based violence and cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

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SRI LANKA: Uneven development in former war zone

SRI LANKA: Uneven development in former war zone

October 11, 2012 0

ATUMAGASKODA 11 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Sri Lankan village of Atumagaskoda is only 6km from the town of Vavuniya - the financial and business hub in the north since the end of

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NIGERIA: Worst flooding in decades

NIGERIA: Worst flooding in decades

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

WARRI/LAGOS 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - Some 1.3 million Nigerians have been displaced and 431 have died in what the authorities say is the worst flooding in over 40 years, with 30 of

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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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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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Analysis: Do subsidies improve nutrition?

Analysis: Do subsidies improve nutrition?

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

BANGKOK 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - When food price subsidies are given to the poor, the assumption is that they improve both access and nutrition, but the impact these subsidies have on the

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