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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Same problems, less funding
4 May 2010 (IRIN ), Without adequate funding, barriers to HIV treatment are likely to remain unchanged in spite of growing demand, a new report has warned.
ANGOLA: The death of one man does not end a war
26 April 2010 (IRIN ), The final chapter in the long-running separatist war in Angola's Cabinda Province will not be decided by a military showdown in dense jungle terrain, but by the imminent death of a "sick old man" on a distant continent.
ANGOLA: Oil wealth no benefit to farmers
22 April 2010 (IRIN ), Joaquina Chitala Jarviso, 40, a small-scale farmer in Huambo, in the central highlands of Angola, is running out of options. Despite careful management and clever innovation, the high cost of fertilizer and the acidity of the soil may defeat her efforts to get a good crop in the next planting season.
AFRICA: Donors spend more for health, governments less
8 April 2010 (IRIN ), In Africa government spending on health care, as a percentage of national expenses, rose just 0.3 percent from 2001 to 2007, while donor funding of the sector during the same period increased from 15.3 to 20.1 percent, according to a review of 52 African countries’ health spending by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
AFRICA: Rice is nice but not for long
25 March 2010 (IRIN ), The organizers of a week-long African Rice Congress in Bamako, capital of Mali, say African countries can decrease hunger and save millions of dollars if they wean themselves off rice imports and increase local production, but experts favour a "drastic" move away from rice to native grains.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Preparing for the worst
1 March 2010 (IRIN ), When a crisis strikes, access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can be among the first casualties, particularly in countries where many people are on treatment.
AFRICA: Finding the food crops of the future
24 February 2010 (IRIN ), Temperatures seem set to soar to perilously high levels because of climate change. In another 40 years, would maize still be the staple food in Kenya, already hit by five failed rainy seasons? If not, what could people grow and eat? And if you could grow maize, how much water and fertilizer would it need?
In Brief: How to end natural resource-fuelled conflict?
1 February 2010 (IRIN ), The international community should draw up a comprehensive strategy to tackle conflicts fuelled by natural resources especially in fragile African states, US campaign group Global Witness says.
AFRICA: Rotavirus data must propel immunization - experts
27 January 2010 (IRIN ), Health experts hope the release of data showing the success of rotavirus vaccine will help compel policymakers to ensure all children will be immunized.
AFRICA: Crackdowns on gays make the closet safer
19 January 2010 (IRIN ), More than two-thirds of African countries have laws criminalizing homosexual acts, and despite accounting for a significant percentage of new infections in many countries, men who have sex with men tend to be left out of the HIV response.

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