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13 May 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 12 May 2014 02:32 PM
Author: Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Young children are being left behind in Kenya while their parents are deported or sent to camps, rights groups said, as police have rounded up thousands of immigrants in an anti-terrorist operation.

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17 Sep 2012 description
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By Isaiah Esipisu

ADDIS ABABA (AlertNet) – In the sprawling estate of Gurara on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, women farmers are busy working on a two-hectare plot where they grow fruit and vegetables.

The piece of land allocated to the Gurara Women’s Association by the government is a source of income for some 200 city dwellers.

01 Feb 2011 description
report AlertNet

Source: Alernet // Thin Lei Win

BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Doctors and aid agencies have appealed to donors to focus health funding on countries that need it the most, saying wealthier countries with better health systems often receive more aid per capita than those struggling at the bottom of the health league tables.

"Why should Sierra Leone, with a (child death rate) six times worse than Botswana, only get a tenth as much (aid) per head?" Ben Phillips, Save the Children's director of strategy for Asia told AlertNet on the sidelines of the Second Global Forum on …

29 Mar 2010 description
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Written by: Laurie Goering

MONTPELLIER, France (AlertNet) - Large-scale leases of African farmland by foreign investors risk driving conflict and fueling corruption in the region, farm experts said Monday at a conference on agricultural research and development.

But if regulations for responsible foreign land investment can be drafted and followed, such leases could provide a much-needed cash infusion for African agriculture which has struggled to find investment elsewhere, they said.

"What's missing is it has not been done responsibly enough," said Kanayo Nwanze, …

19 Oct 2009 description
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Written by: AlertNet correspondent

By Corrine Scotland

There are an estimated 11.8 million IDPs in 19 African countries, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

26 Jun 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: Emma Batha

African countries are set to adopt a ground-breaking convention providing rights to millions of people forced to flee their homes because of conflict.

Africa has some 12 million internally displaced people (IDPs) who have been uprooted within their own country. Unlike refugees - people who have fled to another country - IDPs benefit from little or no protection.

The convention, the brainchild of the African Union, will for the first time provide them with similar rights to refugees, according to a draft seen by AlertNet.