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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Smells like a bargain – money-saving biogas

SOUTH AFRICA: Smells like a bargain – money-saving biogas

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 26, 2012 0

CAPE TOWN 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - With the number of people in Africa’s urban centres expected to grow rapidly in the next few decades, municipal waste and its disposal could pose a

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AFRICA: Religious leaders rally for environmental conservation

AFRICA: Religious leaders rally for environmental conservation

September 25, 2012 0

NAIROBI 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Faced with environmental degradation that threatens the livelihoods of many people in Africa, a group of 50 religious leaders met in Nairobi earlier this month and pledged

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SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - The advance by African Union troops (AMISOM) on the insurgent-held Somali port city of Kismayo brings into focus a challenge often faced by humanitarian actors in conflict

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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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