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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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WEST AFRICA: After the drought, floods – and harvest worries

WEST AFRICA: After the drought, floods – and harvest worries

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 14, 2012 0

DAKAR 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - An active monsoon and above normal temperatures triggered heavy downpours and flash floods during this year’s rainy season across West Africa and the Sahel, killing hundreds of

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HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage

HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 11, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - An increasing number of developing countries are introducing universal healthcare coverage - and creating new models to do it - according to research published in The Lancet.

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HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

September 11, 2012 0

LONDON 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - Dengue fever is classed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “major international public health concern”.

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COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

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

PRETORIA 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - In April, the archipelago nation of Comoros was lashed by its heaviest rains in decades, uprooting families and destroying the crops and incomes of its poorest people.

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FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

September 3, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world’s supply of staple grains grows tight, scientists are learning about the discovery in South Africa of yet another deadly variant of Ug99 stem rust,

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BURKINA FASO: Gold rush hits education

BURKINA FASO: Gold rush hits education

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 30, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - A boom in Burkina Faso’s gold mining over the past three years has made the country one of Africa’s leading producers, but it is also luring children

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WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

FREETOWN/CONAKRY/ACCRA/DAKAR 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are scrambling to treat thousands of cholera patients in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, where the number of infections is mounting by over 250 per day.

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SAHEL: Education in crisis

SAHEL: Education in crisis

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

OUAGADOUGOU/ABIDJAN 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - In times of severe drought such as in the Sahel or East Africa, food funding often takes priority over other needs like education, yet children who miss

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HEALTH: Increasing obesity in sub-Saharan Africa threatens child survival

HEALTH: Increasing obesity in sub-Saharan Africa threatens child survival

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

LONDON 10 August 2012 (IRIN) - Making sure expectant mothers eat enough remains the main concern of health workers, especially in poorer rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, but this concentration has masked the

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