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FOOD: Help out small farmers, report urges
2 July 2010 (IRIN ), Small-holder farmers, who make up almost all of Africa’s agriculture sector, need more support to reduce over-dependence on increasingly costly food imports, states a new report.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89716/FOOD-Help-out-small-farmers-report-urges
In Brief: Sleeping sickness hits new low
29 June 2010 (IRIN ), For the first time in half a century, the number of new diagnosed cases of human African trypanosomiasis – also known as sleeping sickness - has dropped below 10,000 thanks to partnerships with drug companies and improved screening, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89662/In-Brief-Sleeping-sickness-hits-new-low
HEALTH: Diabetes cases to double by 2030
28 June 2010 (IRIN ), Without a major breakthrough in preventing and treating diabetes, the number of cases in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to double, reaching 24 million by 2030, according to the Brussels-based International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89660/HEALTH-Diabetes-cases-to-double-by-2030
GUINEA: Conakry vox pop ahead of 27 June presidential election
25 June 2010 (IRIN ), More than 100 international observers are preparing for the 27 June presidential poll in Guinea, which analysts are signalling as a potential volte-face in the country’s half-century of dictatorial rule. Since independence in 1958, the country has had two leaders and 24 years of military rule. Voters in the capital, Conakry, told IRIN some of their expectations.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89623/GUINEA-Conakry-vox-pop-ahead-of-27-June-presidential-election
Analysis: Guineans to choose leader "for the first time ever"
25 June 2010 (IRIN ), “Democracy has begun in Guinea,” said Mamadou Diallo, 47, who is regaining the use of his hand severed in the September 2009 bloody military crackdown many say was the turning point that paved the way for the unprecedented presidential election set for 27 June.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89627/Analysis-Guineans-to-choose-leader-for-the-first-time-ever
GUINEA: Timeline to elections
25 June 2010 (IRIN ), Guineans will vote in a presidential election on 27 June seen as the mineral-rich West African country’s first chance at elected civilian rule since independence in 1958.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89632/GUINEA-Timeline-to-elections
GUINEA: Election raises hope for change
23 June 2010 (IRIN ), When several people in southeastern Guinea were hurt in road accidents during recent election campaigning, a regional public hospital treating eight of the injured ran out of emergency medical supplies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89591/GUINEA-Election-raises-hope-for-change
AFRICA: Go-ahead for IDP convention
11 June 2010 (IRIN ), African Union members have adopted plans to implement the Kampala convention on the protection of internally displaced people, including increasing their contributions to refugee and IDP funding and accelerating the convention’s ratification, signature and domestication, the AU said.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89445/AFRICA-Go-ahead-for-IDP-convention
WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA: Ending the silence on violence in schools
20 May 2010 (IRIN ), Bullying, sexual violence and corporal punishment are still rife in West and Central African schools, according to an 18 May report which calls on governments to harmonize laws on child protection and education, and impose stricter standards on schools to reduce violence.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89201/WEST-AND-CENTRAL-AFRICA-Ending-the-silence-on-violence-in-schools
AFRICA: Plugging the technology gap with help from India
14 May 2010 (IRIN ), Investment in information technology can help Africa to improve governance, overcome poverty and deal with critical infrastructure gaps, taking India as an example, the co-chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2010 (WEF) said.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89137/AFRICA-Plugging-the-technology-gap-with-help-from-India

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