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FOOD SECURITY: Locust warning for northwest Africa

FOOD SECURITY: Locust warning for northwest Africa

October 25, 2012 0

DAKAR 25 October 2012 (IRIN) - Swarms of desert locusts are likely to migrate to Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco in the coming weeks from West Africa and the Sahel region, says the

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FOOD: The state of African wheat research

FOOD: The state of African wheat research

October 24, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - Researchers in Africa are identifying ways to improve domestic wheat production in the face of sub-optimal conditions and stiff international competition. >

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SECURITY: Is Africa’s maritime strategy all at sea?

SECURITY: Is Africa’s maritime strategy all at sea?

October 22, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - The African Union’s (AU) deadline for securing the continent’s territorial waters - the world’s last major geographical region without a maritime strategy - has been set at

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BURKINA FASO-NIGER: ICJ completes hearings on border dispute

BURKINA FASO-NIGER: ICJ completes hearings on border dispute

October 18, 2012 0

THE HAGUE/OUGADOUGOU 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Ordinary people in two of West Africa’s poorest countries stand to gain if conflict is avoided and a long-standing border dispute is resolved amicably: As hearings

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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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FOOD: African wheat – balancing consumer and farmer demands

FOOD: African wheat – balancing consumer and farmer demands

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 15, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 15 October 2012 (IRIN) - Whether Africa can scale-up wheat production to meet growing demand will depend on governments’ support of local producers. A key test is whether they are willing

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Them pests!

CLIMATE CHANGE: Them pests!

October 12, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - While a lot of attention has been devoted to the effects of a changing climate on food crops in Africa, relatively little has been given to

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AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination

AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination

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

ADDIS ABABA 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - African research to improve patient care and treatment is growing, but the dissemination of evidence-based approaches to healthcare lags behind, experts say.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Shack living goes green

SOUTH AFRICA: Shack living goes green

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

ENKANINI 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Plaatjie family - like more than a million households in South Africa - lives in an informal settlement.

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Analysis: Towards intervention in Mali

Analysis: Towards intervention in Mali

October 2, 2012 0

BAMAKO 02 October 2012 (IRIN) - After weeks of shuttle diplomacy, speculation and contradictory signals, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) now looks to have the backing of the Malian government

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