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29 Dec 2010 description
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NAIROBI, 29 December 2010 (IRIN) - Here is a selection of our best stories of the past year from central and eastern Africa, chosen to reflect the diversity of humanitarian issues affecting the vast region. They range from coverage of historical landmarks with global repercussions, such as Southern Sudan's imminent referendum, to a project that makes a big difference to just a few people in a Kenyan slum.

10 Aug 2010 description
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JOHANNESBOURG, 10 août 2010 (IRIN) - Les cultures à croissance rapide, et plus résistantes face à des sécheresses de plus en plus fréquentes et intenses, arrivent en tête de la liste des stratégies adoptées par la plupart des pays pour adapter leur production alimentaire au changement climatique, selon un nouveau document.

Ce document de discussion, dirigé par Jonathan Makau Nzuma de l'université de Nairobi, au Kenya, et produit par l'Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires (IFPRI), s'est intéressé à l'adaptation dans le secteur agricole dans …

09 Aug 2010 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 9 August 2010 (IRIN) - Crops that mature faster and are tolerant of more frequent and intense droughts top the list of how most countries adapt their food production to climate change, says a new paper.

The discussion paper (http://www.ifpri.org/publication/strategies-adapting-climate-change-rural-sub-saharan-africa) led by Jonathan Makau Nzuma from the …

30 Jun 2010 description
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NAIROBI, 30 June 2010 (IRIN) - Pastoralists across East Africa are set to benefit as the region's national borders are relaxed amid joint efforts to mitigate the risks associated with their migration.

"With the coming into effect [on 1 July] of the common market protocol, pastoralists like the Maasai, the Pokot and the Somali who do not believe in borders as they have kin in more than one country will enjoy better freedom of movement across the borders," Augustine Lotodo, a member of parliament in the East African Legislative Assembly, told IRIN on 30 June.

The protocol …

19 May 2010 description
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NAIROBI, 19 May 2010 (IRIN) - Shortages of medical staff have been identified as one of the major impediments to achieving the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals. For example, one of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique, has just 548 doctors for a population of more than 22 million, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO's baseline estimate for achieving the health-related MDGs is at least 23 health workers per 10,000 people - against an average of 13 in Africa.

16 Mar 2010 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 16 March 2010 (IRIN) - The price of maize, sorghum, wheat and other staple grains is likely to climb again in many food-importing east African countries, agricultural economists warn.

In the third of a four-part series on food security - "Are we heading for another crisis?" - IRIN looks at a region where 20 million people are in need of food aid, and what could be done to avoid another food-price crisis.

Globally, the price of most staples like maize and wheat have been falling, but people in east Africa are still paying up to double the 2007 price, said the …

25 Feb 2010 description
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JOHANNESBOURG, 25 février 2010 (IRIN) - Le changement climatique risque fort de faire dangereusement monter les températures. Dans 40 ans, le maïs sera-t-il toujours l'aliment de base au Kenya, un pays qui a déjà souffert cinq fois de saisons des pluies avortées ? Si ce n'est pas le cas, qu'est-ce que ses habitants pourraient cultiver et manger ? Et s'il était encore possible de cultiver du maïs, quelle quantité d'eau et d'engrais seraient alors nécessaires ?

28 Apr 2009 description
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NAIROBI, 28 April 2009 (IRIN) - The East African region is generally not well prepared for a pandemic like swine flu which has killed more than 100 in Mexico and is spreading to other countries, an expert said.

Most people in the region do not have access even to basic health care and many die from preventable diseases. The main problem is a critical shortage of health workers.

07 Mar 2006 description
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23 May 2005 description
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08 Oct 2003 description
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KAMPALA, 8 October (IRIN) - The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) says it is committing US $20 million to buy food for those who are most at risk from food insecurity in east and central Africa.

10 Apr 2003 description
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BUJUMBURA, 10 April (IRIN) - An African Union (AU) peacekeeping force will be deployed in Burundi before 1 May, Maj-Gen Sipho Binda, the South African commander of the African Mission in Burundi (AMIB), told IRIN on Wednesday.

10 Apr 2003 description
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BUJUMBURA, 10 avril (IRIN) - La force de maintien de la paix de l'Union africaine (UA) sera déployée au Burundi avant le 1er mai, a annoncé mercredi à IRIN le général Sipho Binda, commandant sud-africain de la Mission africaine au Burundi (MAB).

29 Jan 2003 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 29 January (IRIN) - Ethiopia is expected to send a battalion of troops, or 800 men, to act as peacekeepers in war-torn Burundi, senior sources within the African Union told IRIN on Wednesday.

30 Aug 2002 description
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23 Feb 2002 description
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22 Feb 2002 description
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28 Dec 2001 description
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28 Dec 2001 description
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21 Dec 2001 description
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