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Southern Africa: Region Sends Help to Somalia

Pretoria — Help is on the way for the thousands of Somalis affected by the drought that is ravaging that country. Today, an aircraft carrying 264 tons of food aid will leave South Africa for...

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South Africa

Environmentalists of the World, Welcome to Durban!

Julie Frederikse Durban — Environmentalists of the world, welcome to Durban! You may have heard that our city is a top international holiday destination with year-round beach weather. You'll know...

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Kenya

Breaking Toilet Taboos

Wacui Makori Coastal Province — Among members of the Mijikenda community of Kenya's Coastal Province, it is taboo for a father-in-law's faeces to mix with those of his daughter-in-law. ...

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World + 1 more

Africa: Presidents Launch Malaria-Beating Scorecard

Cindy Shiner A coalition of African leaders on Monday launched a "scorecard for accountability and action" to track their progress in the fight against malaria, following on successes in battling the...

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Kenya

Clean Water as a Life Force

Nina Papachristou The streets of Gatwekera village in Nairobi's Kibera slum throng with people on a recent Sunday afternoon. Small shops and kiosks line the dirt paths separating brightly colored...

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Liberia

'Much More to Do', Says Johnson Sirleaf

Interview Monrovia — Since taking office in early 2006 as Africa's first elected woman president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has become a prominent leader in a tough job. A quarter century of political...

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Malawi

Malawi: UK Suspends Aid to Country

Malawi has lost aid from Britain and Germany after expressing concerns about poor governance in the country. This decision, according to Nyasa Times, was taken because of President Bingu wa...

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World

Sustain 'Fragile' Successes in Fight Against Malaria

Robert B. Zoellick and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf We have encouraging news out of Africa this week of World Malaria Day, as we take stock of the illnesses and deaths caused by this longtime scourge. ...

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Nigeria

Multiple Blasts Kill Three, Injure 14 Others

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state was again rocked by multiple explosions suspected to be bomb blasts on Easter Sunday and Monday The blasts which occured in different parts of the metropolis...

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Nigeria

Nigeria: INEC Postpones Polls in Kaduna, Bauchi

Abuja — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has moved all elections in Kaduna and Bauchi States from Tuesday, April 26, to Thursday, April 28, owing to security concerns following...

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Nigeria

Post Election Riots in Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe, Niger

Violence erupted in various parts of the North over results of last Saturday's presidential election claiming several lives and property. The violence was reported in various parts of Kaduna, Bauchi,...

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Zambia

Malaria Cases Drop 66 Percent

ZAMBIA has recorded a decline in the incidence of malaria by 66 per cent due to increased resource allocation to malaria control programmes and Government's commitment to fighting the disease. ...

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Kenya

Farmers Amass Maize in Hope of High Prices

Nairobi — Poor prices have forced farmers in the North Rift to hoard millions of bags of maize. The National Cereals and Produce Board has bought only three million bags of the crop for the Strategic...

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