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SWAZILAND: Preschool as a way of life in rural areas

SWAZILAND: Preschool as a way of life in rural areas

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 29, 2012 0

MBABANE 29 November 2012 (IRIN) - The proliferation of Swaziland’s Neighbourhood Care Points (NCP) has had the effect of popularizing preschool education throughout the country in just over a decade.

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Analysis: What’s happening with aid to Bangladesh?

Analysis: What’s happening with aid to Bangladesh?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 27, 2012 0

BANGKOK 27 November 2012 (IRIN) - While Bangladesh has made significant efforts to boost aid effectiveness, questions remain over who is benefiting from the US$1.5 billion in foreign aid the country receives annually.

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PAKISTAN: Inflation hits food security

PAKISTAN: Inflation hits food security

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 22, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 22 November 2012 (IRIN) - Despite efforts by the Pakistani government and international organizations, inflation, declining income, natural disasters and stagnating domestic productivity are hampering attempts to achieve food security for the

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Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 19, 2012 0

LONDON 19 November 2012 (IRIN) - The visit of US President Barack Obama to Myanmar on 19 November has renewed international interest in the country’s democratic reforms, but also skepticism about their impact

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UGANDA: Fresh Ebola outbreak burdens health system

UGANDA: Fresh Ebola outbreak burdens health system

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

KAMPALA 15 November 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's Ministry of Health says a fresh outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever - the second in the country this year - is straining an already over-stretched health

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SWAZILAND: Illegal abortions endangering lives

SWAZILAND: Illegal abortions endangering lives

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 14, 2012 0

MBABANE 14 November 2012 (IRIN) - Abortions are illegal in Swaziland and have resulted in criminal convictions, but in October 2012 more than 1,000 women were treated for abortion-related complications at a single

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SIERRA LEONE: Elections – sampling opinions in the diamond-rich east

SIERRA LEONE: Elections – sampling opinions in the diamond-rich east

November 13, 2012 0

KONO 13 November 2012 (IRIN) - On 17 November Sierra Leone will head to the polls as President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People’s Congress (APC) and his main rival Julius Maada

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SOMALIA: A snapshot of humanitarian challenges

SOMALIA: A snapshot of humanitarian challenges

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 7, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 07 November 2012 (IRIN) - After two decades of civil war, Somalia is finally seeing hope for lasting peace. After the August departure of Al-Shabab insurgents, thousands of people have returned to

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Analysis: Dialogue and divisions in Yemen

Analysis: Dialogue and divisions in Yemen

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 6, 2012 0

SANA’A 06 November 2012 (IRIN) - Nearly a year after a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-brokered deal set Yemen on a theoretical path towards political transition, the country remains deeply divided amid increasing poverty.

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