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KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

October 31, 2012 0

LAMU 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - A fledgling project to build a huge new port, oil refinery and transport hub on Kenya's northern coastline promises to deliver thousands of jobs and is a

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UGANDA: Funding, health system constraints impede Marburg control

UGANDA: Funding, health system constraints impede Marburg control

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

KAMPALA 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's Ministry of Health is facing serious financial and health system constraints as it battles to contain an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever that has killed eight

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CHAD: Floods, locusts add to humanitarian challenges

CHAD: Floods, locusts add to humanitarian challenges

October 26, 2012 0

NAIROBI 26 October 2012 (IRIN) - The number of flood-affected people in Chad has risen to 700,000, up from 445,000 in September, according to humanitarian agencies, which also report the loss or damage

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Analysis: Mindanao’s uncertain road to peace

Analysis: Mindanao’s uncertain road to peace

October 24, 2012 0

COTABATO CITY 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - The recent signing of an interim peace agreement between the Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim insurgent group is fraught with uncertainty, say analysts. >

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NIGERIA-CHAD: Child migrants reuniting with families

NIGERIA-CHAD: Child migrants reuniting with families

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 15, 2012 0

DAKAR 15 October 2012 (IRIN) - Most of the Chadian Koranic students who fled Boko Haram related violence in northern Nigeria to return to their country in March 2012, have now been reunited

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MYANMAR: Closing the HIV/AIDS “treatment gap”

MYANMAR: Closing the HIV/AIDS “treatment gap”

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

YANGON 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - Health workers in Myanmar are confident that efforts to narrow the country’s huge gap between access to, and need for, life-saving medicines to treat HIV/AIDS are back

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UGANDA: Worrying HIV levels among civil servants

UGANDA: Worrying HIV levels among civil servants

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

KAMPALA 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - HIV prevalence among public servants in Uganda is 16.3 percent, more than twice the national average, according to a recently released assessment of the epidemic among the

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NIGERIA: Worst flooding in decades

NIGERIA: Worst flooding in decades

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

WARRI/LAGOS 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - Some 1.3 million Nigerians have been displaced and 431 have died in what the authorities say is the worst flooding in over 40 years, with 30 of

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PAKISTAN: Quality education still a long way off

PAKISTAN: Quality education still a long way off

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As evening approaches in the centre of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, children gather at a small playground, chatting and laughing. It is a scene played out in countless

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HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in the UK

HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in the UK

October 8, 2012 0

LONDON 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the first day of October, a law change enabled everyone in England, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain free treatment for HIV and AIDS. This

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