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MALI: Islamists lure back northerners

MALI: Islamists lure back northerners

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

BAMAKO 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Hundreds of displaced northerners in southern Mali are risking life under Sharia law to return home, lured by the prospect of jobs, free water and electricity, and

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SLIDESHOW: Cholera ebbing in Sierra Leone

SLIDESHOW: Cholera ebbing in Sierra Leone

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

FREETOWN 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone’s worst cholera outbreak in 15 years has eased in the past two months and new infections each week have recently dipped to below 1,000. >

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SRI LANKA: Drought hits northern rice farmers

SRI LANKA: Drought hits northern rice farmers

October 18, 2012 0

VAVUNIYA 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Officials in northern Sri Lanka’s Vavuniya District say 60 percent of the rice harvest could be lost if the dry weather continues. >

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AFRICA: Promoting sustainable inorganic fertilizer use

AFRICA: Promoting sustainable inorganic fertilizer use

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

NAIROBI 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - There is growing need to promote inorganic fertilizer use among smallholders to improve food production and food security, especially among the world’s poorest populations, but its use

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Facing insecurity with unreformed army

COTE D’IVOIRE: Facing insecurity with unreformed army

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 17, 2012 0

ABIDJAN 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - Armed raids on military and police bases, a border post and other key installations in Côte d'Ivoire since August are deepening insecurity in a country struggling to

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HEALTH: Uneven progress in global TB fight

HEALTH: Uneven progress in global TB fight

October 17, 2012 0

NAIROBI 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - The UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halting and reversing the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by 2015 has been achieved, and the world is on track to

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: No relief for flood-affected refugees

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: No relief for flood-affected refugees

October 17, 2012 0

BANGKOK 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - Environmental damage caused by copper mining in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has affected thousands of refugees from the neighbouring Indonesian province of West Papua who have not

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SIERRA LEONE: No sex, we are breastfeeding

SIERRA LEONE: No sex, we are breastfeeding

October 16, 2012 0

FREETOWN 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - Dandling her malnourished baby at a clinic in a Freetown slum, a Sierra Leonean mother says she has never heard of exclusive breastfeeding, but observes `banfa’ -

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BANGLADESH: Cyclone shelters – for livestock too

BANGLADESH: Cyclone shelters – for livestock too

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 16, 2012 0

ALAKDIA 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - When Bangladeshi subsistence farmer Nur Banu heard a cyclone was bearing down on her village and she needed to evacuate, the 70-year-old had only one thing on

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MALI: New hope in fight against malaria

MALI: New hope in fight against malaria

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 16, 2012 0

DAKAR 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - A pioneering malaria prevention method trialled in Mali is dramatically reducing seasonal malaria among children, according to a mass pilot launched by NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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