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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Understanding infidelity
5 June 2008 (IRIN ), "Multiple, concurrent partnerships" has become the latest catchphrase in the HIV/AIDS lexicon. It refers to the practice of having more than one sexual partner at the same time, which experts say is a key driver of Southern Africa's devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78602/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Understanding-infidelity
GLOBAL: Trying to put more in the food basket
5 June 2008 (IRIN ), A one-size-fits-all approach to the world's food crisis will not work; responses need to be tailored to fit country-specific needs, a senior UN official at the global food summit in Rome told IRIN on Thursday.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78603/GLOBAL-Trying-to-put-more-in-the-food-basket
GLOBAL: Bad ethanol, good ethanol
4 June 2008 (IRIN ), Biofuel is in the dock at the global food summit in Rome this week, with countries divided over whether it is the villain behind food insecurity, or the cheap energy of the future.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78576/GLOBAL-Bad-ethanol-good-ethanol
GLOBAL: Put your money where your mouth is
3 June 2008 (IRIN ), At least seven countries - almost all in Africa - are rated as highly vulnerable to rising food costs, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78578/GLOBAL-Put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is
GLOBAL: Sex crimes by aid workers “under-reported”
27 May 2008 (IRIN ), The extent of sexual abuse by aid workers and peacekeepers is being under-estimated because mechanisms to encourage victims to speak out against their attackers and to protect them are poorly developed, the British non-governmental organisation Save the Children warns in a report released today.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78417/GLOBAL-Sex-crimes-by-aid-workers-under-reported
GLOBAL: Nowhere to run from nature
23 May 2008 (IRIN ), Norman Myers, a world renowned British environmentalist and authority on biodiversity, forecast more than a decade ago that as the impact of climate change intensified, the number of people fleeing natural disasters could climb to at least 50 million by 2010. Now, as the world grapples with food shortages brought on in part by climate change, he is revising his figures upwards.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78387/GLOBAL-Nowhere-to-run-from-nature
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Who will pay for peacekeeping?
19 May 2008 (IRIN ), The southern African contribution to the African Standby Force (ASF) to fulfil the African Union's (AU) peacekeeping ambitions will depend heavily on South Africa, but with its army already overstretched, underfunded and struggling to meet existing commitments, regional military experts believe this will be a burden the country cannot carry.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78301/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Who-will-pay-for-peacekeeping
GLOBAL: Export controls curtail aid for hungry neighbours
14 May 2008 (IRIN ), Government attempts to control food supplies to ensure that their people have enough to eat are hampering efforts by the World Food Programme (WFP) to source cheap food for the hungry.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78187/GLOBAL-Export-controls-curtail-aid-for-hungry-neighbours
BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE: Cross-border fuel lifeline cut
7 May 2008 (IRIN ), In the latest blow to Zimbabwe's wounded economy, the Botswana government has banned the export of bulk fuel to the neighbouring country. Scanty parallel market supplies are quickly running dry and transport is grinding to a halt across Zimbabwe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78092/BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE-Cross-border-fuel-lifeline-cut
GLOBAL: Canada to provide cash, not commodities in switch of food aid policy
5 May 2008 (IRIN ), Canada is the latest major donor country to break the link between overseas food aid and supporting its own farmers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/78053/GLOBAL-Canada-to-provide-cash-not-commodities-in-switch-of-food-aid-policy

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