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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
ANGOLA: Boost for polio campaign
25 January 2011 (IRIN ), The Angolan government is preparing to renew efforts to eradicate polio with support from global partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has made polio eradication its top priority.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91729/ANGOLA-Boost-for-polio-campaign
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Heavy rain puts relief agencies on alert
21 January 2011 (IRIN ), Heavy rains and localized flooding across southern Africa from Angola to Madagascar are raising fears that the devastating floods of 2000 will be repeated. Then, thousands of people were plucked from rooftops by helicopter, several hundred died, and Mozambique’s agricultural production was severely impacted.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91698/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Heavy-rain-puts-relief-agencies-on-alert
AFRICA: Serious about food
6 January 2011 (IRIN ), The record prices of staple grains in 2008 made investment in agriculture an attractive proposition for countries exporting as well as importing food. The African Union (AU), with its mix of producers and buyers, has been steadily gearing up for self-sufficiency.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91547/AFRICA-Serious-about-food
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

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