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Migrant voices – Ethiopians in Yemen describe kidnapping and torture

Migrant voices – Ethiopians in Yemen describe kidnapping and torture

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 11, 2013 0

SANA’A 11 April 2013 (IRIN) - Record numbers of migrants from the Horn of Africa are crossing into Yemen, most of them on their way to find better opportunities in Saudi Arabia and

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Fishing for jobs in Lesotho

Fishing for jobs in Lesotho

March 27, 2013 0

HASEPHAPO-TAUNYANE 27 March 2013 (IRIN) - Tsotleho Befole, 24, travelled from the Lesotho highlands village of Hasephapo-Taunyane to neighbouring South Africa twice in the past year, searching for work in the mines. Both

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TB testing in South Africa rolling out slowly

TB testing in South Africa rolling out slowly

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 26, 2013 0

CAPE TOWN 26 March 2013 (IRIN) - South Africa will expand its rollout of GeneXpert tuberculosis (TB) testing machines, which can diagnose TB and drug-resistant TB within 90 minutes, but concerns remain about

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Kony hunt still on after CAR coup

Kony hunt still on after CAR coup

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 26, 2013 0

KAMPALA 26 March 2013 (IRIN) - The search for the Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the rainforests of the Central African Republic (CAR) will continue despite the ouster of

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Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines

Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines

March 25, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 25 March 2013 (IRIN) - South Africa's gold mines are estimated to have the highest number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, making the disease a leading export to neighbouring

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Tackling poverty and disease with innovative health financing

Tackling poverty and disease with innovative health financing

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 19, 2013 0

MAPUTO 19 March 2013 (IRIN) - Mozambique has become the latest African country to implement a financial transaction tax (FTT) and airplane levy to fund health services in developing countries, part of the

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In Africa, corruption dirties the water

In Africa, corruption dirties the water

March 14, 2013 0

NAIROBI 14 March 2013 (IRIN) - Collusion among government officials, unscrupulous water vendors and large farm owners results in diverted water supply lines, misappropriated funds, and failure to implement laws on protecting water

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In Africa, corruption dirties the water

In Africa, corruption dirties the water

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

NAIROBI 14 March 2013 (IRIN) - Collusion among government officials, unscrupulous water vendors and large farm owners results in diverted water supply lines, misappropriated funds, and failure to implement laws on protecting water

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Kenya’s waste management challenge

Kenya’s waste management challenge

March 13, 2013 0

NAIROBI 13 March 2013 (IRIN) - As the urban population in Nairobi and elsewhere in East Africa grows, so does the solid waste management burden - a situation worsened by poor funding for

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Has HIV funding revived lagging health systems?

Has HIV funding revived lagging health systems?

March 6, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 06 March 2013 (IRIN) - The HIV/AIDS epidemic arrived in sub-Saharan Africa after decades of neglect had left healthcare systems dangerously weak, barely able to cope with the onslaught of patients.

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