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Africa: How Africa Can Fix the International Criminal Court

GUEST COLUMN The demand of South Africa's ruling African National Congress that the government should pull out of the International Criminal Court is defeatist, naïve and reactionary, says Professor...

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At Least 74 Dead in Somali/Ethiopian Clash With Al-Shebab

At least 74 people were killed in fighting near Somalia's border with Ethiopia on Sunday, according to officials and witnesses. Somali and Ethiopian forces attacked the bases of Al-Shebab islamists...

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DR Congo

Congo-Kinshasa: Hope for Kids in Kinshasa

By Carolyn Miles, 5 May 2014 Despite horrific abuses perpetrated on women and children, the atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rarely make international headlines. Kinshasa, the...

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Tanzania

More Than 40 Feared Dead After Dar Floods

SOME 41 people are feared dead as a result of floods caused by downpour that hit Dar es Salaam for about three days over the weekend, according to Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC) Saidi Meck...

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Liberia + 1 more

Ebola Victim's Family Quarantined

BY C. WINNIE SAYWAH-JIMMY, 3 APRIL 2014 Since the confirmation by Liberia's Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter Gwenigale that the Ebola virus is in the country, reports gathered from...

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Africans Give Govts Failing Marks On Power, Water Supplies

Cape Town — Although two of every three Africans believe their governments are performing well in the fight against HIV and Aids, fewer approve of their delivery of basic health services and...

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Feeding Africa Through Agricultural Innovation

BY CINDY SHINER, 30 SEPTEMBER 2013 After the agriculture heyday of 30 years ago, the sector got scant attention, especially from African presidents whose nations were well endowed with natural...

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Kenya

Kenya Fights Hidden Hunger Through Home Fortification

Nairobi — From the scribble on the walls to mothers clutching crying babies, the bustling ward at Mbagathi District Hospital is unmistakable as the children's unit. But amidst the activity is a quiet...

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Liberia

Malaria in Liberia - 'The Struggle Continues'

By Boakai Fofana, 25 April 2013 Monrovia — I woke up feeling the headache and chills, and made a couple of trips to the bathroom to ease the nausea. The experience was all too familiar; I was having...

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Kenya

Women-Led Farm Initiative Aims For Peace, Prosperity

BY DAVID NJAGI, 28 FEBRUARY 2013 MOLO, Kenya — Fear of violence surrounding the upcoming general elections next week has raised anxiety among many Kenyans, but less so for Nyokabi Wamuyu. She is...

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Closing the Gap - Meet Aims to End Extreme Poverty

Monrovia — When 17-year-old Sona Traore represented the Child Protection Network of Liberia at a civil society event organized in conjunction with a three-day United Nations meeting in this capital...

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Africa: Attacking Malaria Before it Sickens

interview "We are now witnessing a true renaissance, an awakening, about malaria," Carlos (Kent) Campbell said when he accepted a lifetime achievement award in November at the American Society of...

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