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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Pick of the year 2010
31 December 2010 (IRIN ), The crises in Zimbabwe and Madagascar were a major focus of IRIN’s Southern Africa coverage, though riots over food and fuel prices in early September 2010 in Mozambique managed to grab the headlines for a while.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91506/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Pick-of-the-year-2010
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Heavy rain, flood warnings
30 December 2010 (IRIN ), The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) staffed jointly by officials from Zambia and Zimbabwe, says one of the two major dams on the river between the two countries will open its flood gates in early 2011, meaning that communities may have to be relocated.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91491/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Heavy-rain-flood-warnings
HIV/AIDS: MSM groups hail pill to prevent HIV
24 November 2010 (IRIN ), Gay rights groups have hailed the results of the first study to show that an antiretroviral (ARV) drug can prevent HIV as an important step in the fight against HIV, but say that in countries that criminalize homosexuality, the breakthrough is unlikely to have a significant impact.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91180/HIV-AIDS-MSM-groups-hail-pill-to-prevent-HIV
CENTRAL AFRICA: New arms deal elicits optimism
22 November 2010 (IRIN ), Officials and analysts expressed optimism that a convention signed in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, on 19 November would succeed in stemming the flow of small arms in central Africa, as long as it is backed by robust implementation measures.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91158/CENTRAL-AFRICA-New-arms-deal-elicits-optimism
SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV prevention for youth - it's complicated
19 November 2010 (IRIN ), When it comes to understanding what drives HIV infections among young people in southern Africa, the epicentre of the global AIDS pandemic, why not ask young people themselves?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91138/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-HIV-prevention-for-youth-it-s-complicated
HEALTH: Pneumonia action falling short
11 November 2010 (IRIN ), Efforts to treat and prevent pneumonia are falling short in the 15 countries responsible for three-quarters of the world’s annual deaths from the disease, according to a “report card” issued by the US-based International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins University.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91068/HEALTH-Pneumonia-action-falling-short
SOUTHERN AFRICA: No sex for a month to prevent HIV
9 November 2010 (IRIN ), An aggressive national campaign to persuade people to abstain from sex or commit to 100 percent condom use for a month could make a significant contribution to HIV prevention efforts, says a leading HIV expert.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91037/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-No-sex-for-a-month-to-prevent-HIV
In Brief: Deadly animal virus warning for Southern Africa
4 November 2010 (IRIN ), The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, which share a border with Tanzania, to step up detection of a deadly animal virus which causes Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a contagious respiratory disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90969/In-Brief-Deadly-animal-virus-warning-for-Southern-Africa
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Gearing for heavy rains as La Niña strengthens
4 November 2010 (IRIN ), Dominicano Mulenga, national coordinator of Zambia's Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, goes through his to-do list as the rainy season sets in: Industrial pumps to suck water out of the roads serviced. Tick. Enough stocks of tents and mosquito nets. Tick. Mobile phones delivered to communities living along the upper catchment areas of the River Zambezi. Check.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90980/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Gearing-for-heavy-rains-as-La-Niña-strengthens
ANGOLA-DRC: Expulsions mark rising tensions over resources
28 October 2010 (IRIN ), Angola's "very violent" expulsion of about 200 Democratic Republic of Congo nationals from its territory this month is a sign of the increasing "bad blood" between the neighbours that analysts believe revolves around border demarcations and conflicting claims to resources, particularly oil.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90906/ANGOLA-DRC-Expulsions-mark-rising-tensions-over-resources

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