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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
GLOBAL: Corruption hampers MDGs - Transparency International
27 October 2010 (IRIN ), Corruption siphons off 20-30 percent of funding for basic services, estimates non-profit Transparency International (TI), and tackling it should be higher on the international development agenda.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90898/GLOBAL-Corruption-hampers-MDGs-Transparency-International
AFRICA: Going rural and green
15 October 2010 (IRIN ), As rural Africa experiences an increasingly moody climate which will erode resilience, drive up hunger and threaten economic growth, it is time countries got serious about development, participants at the seventh African Development Forum in Addis Ababa were told.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90786/AFRICA-Going-rural-and-green
HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB
14 October 2010 (IRIN ), A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90767/HEALTH-New-global-plan-aims-to-wipe-out-TB
HIV/AIDS: Global Fund looks to private sector to fill funding gap
14 October 2010 (IRIN ), With its coffers running at least US$1 billion short, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90765/HIV-AIDS-Global-Fund-looks-to-private-sector-to-fill-funding-gap
AFRICA: Thinking big on climate change modelling
13 October 2010 (IRIN ), If African countries had had the capacity to do climate change projections, their data could have been fed into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) assessments for the continent, said Richard Odingo, former vice-chair of the IPCC at one of the discussions ahead of the Seventh African Development Forum.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90751/AFRICA-Thinking-big-on-climate-change-modelling
IRIN Talks: weekly podcast - previous bulletins
1 October 2010 (IRIN ), IRIN Talks is our weekly audio podcast, offering views and analysis of selected issues and developments in the humanitarian world. Each programme is less than 12 minutes long. You can subscribe using iTunes or your favourite podcast application.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88118/IRIN-Talks-weekly-podcast-previous-bulletins
SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV-related cancer poorly diagnosed, treated
20 September 2010 (IRIN ), Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), an HIV-related cancer, may not make headlines in southern Africa, but dealing with this disfiguring and potentially deadly illness presents a daunting task for health workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90528/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-HIV-related-cancer-poorly-diagnosed-treated

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