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Making a dent in South Africa’s drug culture

Making a dent in South Africa’s drug culture

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 17, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 17 June 2013 (IRIN) - In pink tracksuit and big sunglasses, Nomvula Mokanyane, premier of South Africa’s Gauteng Province, delivered a combative warning to the drug dealers of Eldorado Park that had

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Preparing for floods in West Africa

Preparing for floods in West Africa

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 14, 2013 0

DAKAR/NIAMEY 14 June 2013 (IRIN) - West African and Sahel countries are setting up measures to minimize flood damage as the annual rainy season approaches. The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development

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Thousands still missing HIV treatment following CAR coup

Thousands still missing HIV treatment following CAR coup

June 11, 2013 0

KAMPALA 11 June 2013 (IRIN) - More than 15,000 people living with HIV in the Central African Republic (CAR) had their life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) treatment interrupted as a result of the instability before,

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Analysis: The dangers of rushing Mali elections

Analysis: The dangers of rushing Mali elections

June 6, 2013 0

DAKAR/BAMAKO 06 June 2013 (IRIN) - As international donors, notably France and the USA, as well as the Economic Community of West African States, push for July presidential elections in Mali, critics say

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Analysis: Politicians, military undermine Guinea-Bissau’s stability

Analysis: Politicians, military undermine Guinea-Bissau’s stability

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 5, 2013 0

BISSAU 05 June 2013 (IRIN) - The small West African country of Guinea-Bissau is slated to hold fresh polls later this year after yet another coup, but opposition to security sector reform (SSR)

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Digital jobs offer skills, promise to Africa’s unemployed youth

Digital jobs offer skills, promise to Africa’s unemployed youth

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 28, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI 28 May 2013 (IRIN) - Although Africa’s economy has expanded rapidly in recent years, it has not kept pace with the growth of its youth population or their need for jobs. >

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Understanding the causes of violent extremism in West Africa

Understanding the causes of violent extremism in West Africa

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 10, 2013 0

DAKAR 10 May 2013 (IRIN) - Academics and government, military and civil society representatives gathered for a conference in the Senegalese capital this week to assess the interplay between development and violent extremism

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“Super-fly” threatens “Rambo” cassava, food security

“Super-fly” threatens “Rambo” cassava, food security

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 7, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 07 May 2013 (IRIN) - A tiny, rapidly breeding cyanide-munching insect, dubbed a “super-fly” by scientists, is threatening the food security of millions of Africans.

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In Brief: Raids free enslaved migrants/refugees in Yemen

In Brief: Raids free enslaved migrants/refugees in Yemen

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 2, 2013 0

DUBAI 02 May 2013 (IRIN) - The army in Yemen has started a crackdown on illegal smuggling hideouts in the north where migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa are

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Smart science in the fight against malaria

Smart science in the fight against malaria

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 26, 2013 0

NAIROBI 26 April 2013 (IRIN) - Malaria continues to be one of the world’s deadliest diseases, infecting more than 200 million people and killing more than 660,000 - mostly African - children annually,

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