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DR Congo

Bring Women into DRC Peace Talks - Diop

By Tami Hultman It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern life, from mobile phones and tablets to circuit boards and solar...

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Liberia

Gov't Distributes Over 211,000 Mosquito Nets in Bong

The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH) recently began the distribution of over 211,000 treated mosquito nets to eight health districts in Bong County. The...

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Liberia

Tapping Official and Grassroots Efforts On Water

By Chris Simpson & Boakai Fofana Monrovia — In July 1990, as then-rebel leader Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia advanced on Monrovia, Taylor's guerrilla fighters attacked the...

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World

Africa: Small Farmers Merit Support - Gates Foundation

Arusha — Africa's population – in contrast to other regions – is growing significantly younger. How to employ, educate and feed that youth bulge is the topic of a report presented in Dakar, Senegal...

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Africa: The Women Who Grow Africa's Food Need a Voice

By Samantha Nkirote Mckenzie Arusha — When Dr. Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o, a professor of food science and nutrition, shared advice from her mother at the September 2012 African Green Revolution Forum...

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Uganda

Ebola Virus No Longer a Threat - Ministry

BY JOHN ODYEK Uganda's ministry of health has expressed confidence that the deadly ebola virus is no longer a threat saying 'the threat of any emerging outbreak of ebola is negligible'. "The country...

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Zambia

State Evacuates Landmine Victims

GOVERNMENT has evacuated five landmine victims, including two elderly women and a pupil, from Chavuma District to Lusaka for specialist treatment at the cost of about K25 million. Community...

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Liberia

Govt Begins Arms Treaty Campaign

Several Liberian advocacy groups have begun a campaign to support global parliamentarian declaration on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), ahead of a United Nations conference in the United States. The...

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45 Liberian refugees repatriated

A total of 45 Liberian refugees under the protection of the United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) were on Monday voluntarily repatriated to their country ahead of the expiration of their...

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Africa: HIV Funding Boosts General Health Services - Study

The debate within the global health community about the impact of dedicated HIV/Aids funding on general public health services has been taken a step further with a study showing that funding...

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Govt. to close Ivorian refugee camps

The Government of Liberia, through its Refugee Agency, the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), has announced the decommissioning of the Ziah and Dougee refugee camps in...

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Kenya

Cultivating traditional crops to fight malnutrition

Kiamwangi, Kenya — If growing up in an agricultural community were the key to health, the children of Kiamwangi would be thriving. But Jane Hunyu, who farms a quarter-acre plot here, says the...

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South Sudan

DDRC, UNICEF Welcome Release of Child Soldiers

Juba — South Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (RSSDDRC) and UNICEF welcomed the recent release of 53 children associated with armed forces and groups in South Sudan. The...

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Kenya

New Seeds Boost Yields for Drought-Hit Farmers

David Njagi Machakos — For a couple that has weathered the dual tests of early retirement and repeated crop failures, it might have seemed an impossible dream to former primary-school teacher Philip...

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Somalia

Al-Shabab Abducts 200 Teenagers in Southern Somalia Town

Afgoye — The Al-Qaeda affiliated militants of Al-shabab have on Saturday forcibly abducted at least 200 young boys in the town of Afgoye, some 30 km away from Somalia capital, Mogadishu, residents...

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Nigeria

Boko Haram Issues 3-Day Ultimatum to Southerners

Emma Johnson and Anthony Awunor in Lagos Abuja — THE bloody Islamic sect, Boko Haram, yesterday issued an ultimatum to Christians living in the Northern part of the country to leave. The sect...

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World

Civil Society Voices Skepticism About COP17 Talks

Melissa Britz 30 November 2011 Durban — The United Nations climate talks are under way in Durban on Monday amid much skepticism from civil society. While the delegates and officials battle to reach...

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