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Malian refugees trickling back home

Malian refugees trickling back home

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

DAKAR 26 July 2013 (IRIN) - Malians are slowly returning from refuge in neighbouring Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger as stability improves more than a year after a military coup and an insurgency

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West Africa cholera down but officials vigilant

West Africa cholera down but officials vigilant

July 24, 2013 0

DAKAR 24 July 2013 (IRIN) - Some 1,700 people in West Africa have contracted cholera since mid-June, showing a significant decline compared to the same seven-week period in 2012 when 11,834 were affected.

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Worrying climate outlook for West Africa’s Volta basin

Worrying climate outlook for West Africa’s Volta basin

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 23, 2013 0

DAKAR 23 July 2013 (IRIN) - Drastic water loss in West Africa’s River Volta basin - covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Togo - could deprive millions of people of

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African governments still underfunding health

African governments still underfunding health

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 23, 2013 0

NAIROBI 23 July 2013 (IRIN) - Twelve years after African governments pledged in the Abuja Declaration to allocate at least 15 percent of their annual budgets to healthcare by 2015, just six countries

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Political cost of defending gay rights in Africa

Political cost of defending gay rights in Africa

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 18, 2013 0

DAKAR 18 July 2013 (IRIN) - US President Barack Obama’s recent call for equality for gays during his Africa tour drew assurances by his Senegalese counterpart that the country was not homophobic. Yet

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Chad returnees strain aid resources

Chad returnees strain aid resources

July 17, 2013 0

NAIROBI 17 July 2013 (IRIN) - Thousands of Chadians, most of them children, have returned home, fleeing insecurity in parts of neighbouring Central Africa Republic (CAR), Darfur, Libya and Nigeria.

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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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