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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Region looks towards Zimbabwe's power plants
11 March 2008 (IRIN ), In a move that could alleviate Southern Africa's struggle to cope with the growing demand for electricity, while helping Zimbabwe with its chronic shortage of foreign exchange, neighbouring countries have proposed recapitalising some power stations and coal mining.
GLOBAL: An Ethiopian solution to costly food aid
5 March 2008 (IRIN ), As food prices hit record highs, analysts warn that a re-think of food aid strategies is needed - and Ethiopia, a traditionally food insecure country, could offer some answers.
GLOBAL: Less silence, more science could make anal sex safer
27 February 2008 (IRIN ), The silence and taboo surrounding anal sex is putting millions of men and women at risk of HIV, delegates attending the fourth international microbicides conference in New Delhi, India, heard this week.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Integration and the migrant migraine
27 February 2008 (IRIN ), The goal of Southern African regional integration is being set back by the outflow of Zimbabwean migrants to neighbouring countries, according to researchers.
GLOBAL: Climate change affecting fish stocks
26 February 2008 (IRIN ), Climate change is emerging as the latest threat to the world's fast declining fish stocks, which could affect millions of people who depend on the oceans for food and income, says a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
GLOBAL: Tool for deciding on food vs fuel
25 February 2008 (IRIN ), As more countries weigh the pros and cons of biofuel production, a new decision-support tool has been developed to ensure they do not compromise their food production and security.
GLOBAL: ARVs in microbicide research - keeping hope alive?
25 February 2008 (IRIN ), After a string of depressing trial results, the fourth international microbicides conference in New Delhi, India, kicked off this week with a ray of hope that new research could deliver a new generation of HIV prevention approaches for women.
GLOBAL: Governments fail to invest enough to combat malnutrition
22 February 2008 (IRIN ), Nutrition experts say governments are not investing enough to prevent and treat malnutrition in women and children in poor countries.
BOTSWANA: Safari operators alleviating AIDS crisis
22 February 2008 (IRIN ), Small charter planes fly tourists from all over the world to safari camps in Botswana's Okavango Delta, where they view wildlife by day and pay up to US$1,000 a night to stay in luxury lodges or rough it in five-star tents.
AFRICA: Political will needed to check hunger
21 February 2008 (IRIN ), The lack of political will to invest in agriculture has affected the chances of halving poverty and hunger in Africa by 2015, according to a senior United Nations official.

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