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28 Apr 2011 description
report Gemini News Service

MADI NJIE

Gambian Correspondent

A water supply pilot project in Tujereng Village in the Gambia has provided villagers with access to clean water, but 40 percent of the community is still waiting for their water pipes.

The project is one of three supported by the United Kingdom charitable organization, Muslim Aid. The other two are located in the villages of Gunjur and Medina Salam.

In Tujereng Village, located about 35 kilometres south of the Gambian capital Banjul, the project has brought some welcome relief from water scarcity.

10 Oct 1997 description
report Gemini News Service

The Rwandan bloodbath of 1994 created hundreds of thousands of widows - many of whom are now the breadwinners for their own and orphaned children. Traditional law denies these women the right to their late husbands' property, reports Gemini News Service, but a new measure aims to change all that.
By AMELIA FRENCH,
10 October 1997,

23 Sep 1997 description
report Gemini News Service

Government troops and their foes in the Hutu militia are blamed for large-scale civilian deaths in a new tragedy unfolding in
Rwanda. A Gemini News Service correspondent meets refugees from the latest round of violence.
By AMELIA FRENCH,
23 September 1997,

05 Aug 1997 description
report Gemini News Service

The flight of President Mobutu is a serious blow to his ally in Angola, Jonas Savimbi, leader of the UNITA rebel movement. He still controls large swathes of the country, reports Gemini News Service, but the Luanda government appears to be preparing for a push into vital diamond-producing areas.


By JOHN HUGHES,
London

Following the loss of its last major backer, ex-President Mobutu Sese Seko, the Angolan rebel movement UNITA is finally facing up to the changes in southern Africa that threaten to engulf it.

05 Aug 1997 description
report Gemini News Service

Washington and Seoul have again ruled out large-scale food aid to North Korea unless it joins peace talks - despite warnings that millions face starvation from famine there. Desperate for money to ease the strain, reports Gemini News Service, Pyongyang's envoys and overseas workers are said to be turning to smuggling and dealing in forged currency and drugs.

By HUGH WILLIAMSON,
Cologne, Germany

North Koreans are resorting to illegal schemes to raise hard currency amid growing economic problems and the threat of a

29 Jul 1997 description
report Gemini News Service

Government troops and their foes in the Hutu militia are blamed for large-scale civilian deaths in a new tragedy unfolding in Rwanda. A Gemini News Service correspondent meets refugees from the latest round of violence.
By AMELIA FRENCH

23 Apr 1997 description
report Gemini News Service

As the United Nations considers imposing sanctions on Sudan over its alleged export of Islamic terror, Gemini News Service reports on an appeal from a minority group in the country who say they are being destroyed in a "holy war".

By PETER MOSZYNSKI

10 May 1996 description
report Gemini News Service

Rising violence in Burundi has brought fears of a genocide to rival Rwanda's in 1994. Neighbouring Tanzania is worried that another refugee flood might suddenly pour over its border. Now, reports Gemini News Service, Tanzanian elder statesman Julius Nyerere has embarked on a peace mission with international backing.
By DEREK INGRAM,