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CLIMATE CHANGE: Durban or bust - the Trans-African Caravan of Hope
2 December 2011 (IRIN ), Brandishing a plea for developed countries to make good their promises to reduce carbon emissions, 300 farmers, youths and activists took the scenic route to the COP17 conference in Durban, travelling more than 7,000km from Burundi in 17 days, through 10 eastern and southern African countries, aboard a convoy of buses draped in various national flags.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/94372/CLIMATE-CHANGE-Durban-or-bust-the-Trans-African-Caravan-of-Hope
GLOBAL: New ways needed to grow food
28 November 2011 (IRIN ), In another 40 years, many parts of the world will have run out of water for farming, says a new authoritative analysis of the state of the world's land and water resources.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/94315/GLOBAL-New-ways-needed-to-grow-food
AFRICA: Urgent drive to act on road safety
18 November 2011 (IRIN ), Increasing traffic accident deaths are a likely consequence of economic and population growth in Africa unless leaders on the continent, already beset by the world's worst road-safety record, implement a wide-ranging plan to address the second leading cause of deaths of young people, specialists at a major conference told IRIN.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/94238/AFRICA-Urgent-drive-to-act-on-road-safety
FOOD: Rumpus over GM food aid
18 October 2011 (IRIN ), Genetically modified (GM) food aid bound for Africa has long been a bone of contention among governments, scientists, activists, consumers and aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/93991/FOOD-Rumpus-over-GM-food-aid
HEALTH: Keeping a measure on malaria
22 September 2011 (IRIN ), The African Leaders Malaria Alliance has launched a scorecard to improve the fight against malaria on the African continent. “This,” said Agnes Bingwaho, Rwanda’s Health Minister, holding up the laminated scorecard, “is something that will help Africa make progress.”
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/93796/HEALTH-Keeping-a-measure-on-malaria
In Brief: Southern Africa floods cause highest death toll in recent years
21 July 2011 (IRIN ), The death toll in southern Africa during the 2010-2011 rainy season (December-May) was “markedly higher” than in recent years, with 477 people killed, compared to seven during the same period in 2009-2010, and 212 in 2008-2009, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/93294/In-Brief-Southern-Africa-floods-cause-highest-death-toll-in-recent-years
AFRICA: Sleeping sickness in cattle put to bed?
20 May 2011 (IRIN ), New research on sleeping sickness in African cattle is holding out the possibility that in the not too distant future Africa could start seeing the introduction of cattle resistant to sleeping sickness - a disease which kills billions of dollars worth of livestock every year.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/92773/AFRICA-Sleeping-sickness-in-cattle-put-to-bed
GLOBAL: Stillbirths could be halved
27 April 2011 (IRIN ), Preventing stillbirths can cost just US$2.32 per mother if governments, the private sector and international institutions adopt a package of 10 health interventions, rather than allowing stillbirths to be an almost invisible problem.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/92590/GLOBAL-Stillbirths-could-be-halved
FOOD: Home-grown nutrition research for Africa
21 April 2011 (IRIN ), A group of international academic institutions and an NGO backed by the European Union (EU) have launched Sustainable Nutrition Research for Africa in the Years to come, or SUNRAY, to develop a nutrition agenda for Africa, with specific emphasis on the 34 sub-Saharan countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/92550/FOOD-Home-grown-nutrition-research-for-Africa
AFRICA: Opposition building to Great Green Wall
8 April 2011 (IRIN ), What’s green, controversial, 15km wide, 7,775km long, cuts across 11 African countries and is designed to reduce livestock deaths and boost food security for millions of people? Nothing yet, but the Great Green Wall project, a pipe-dream for decades, was recently endorsed by a swathe of African states stretching from Senegal to Djibouti.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/92422/AFRICA-Opposition-building-to-Great-Green-Wall

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