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West Africa flood round-up
17 September 2013 (IRIN ), Floods have killed 84 people, displaced 40,445 and affected 323,396 in West Africa this year, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), while 34,000 hectares of agricultural land has been damaged. Guinea, Sierra Leone, western Mali and parts of southern Senegal have been the most affected.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98775/West-Africa-flood-round-up
Analysis: Behind China’s aid structure
17 September 2013 (IRIN ), China’s role as an aid donor has been met with wariness, both from aid experts and recipients. Confusion over the nature of China’s aid arises because the country uses multiple ministries and agencies to give money, has different strategic priorities than traditional Western donors, and does not release detailed reports about how much aid it provides.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98772/Analysis-Behind-China-s-aid-structure
Guinea's police to go from "enemy" to partner
17 September 2013 (IRIN ), After a group of youths pillaged a restaurant in Guinea's capital, Conakry, in mid-August - raping three women, according to the owner - workers there decided not to pursue the case with local authorities for fear of reprisals.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98773/Guinea-s-police-to-go-from-enemy-to-partner
Analysis: Untangling China's aid to Africa
17 September 2013 (IRIN ), This year, the two most powerful men on the globe, presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, both embarked on Africa tours, pledging to increase aid and investment and work with the continent to improve development.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98771/Analysis-Untangling-China-s-aid-to-Africa
Analysis: Defusing Guinea’s youth unemployment time bomb
13 September 2013 (IRIN ), As Guinea has moved from crisis to crisis, with development perpetually stalled, its youth have been side-lined, lacking the means to make a decent living or to take the mineral-rich country forward.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98749/Analysis-Defusing-Guinea-s-youth-unemployment-time-bomb
Gaps in Guinea’s penal system rob children of their rights
9 September 2013 (IRIN ), In a police station at Port de Boulbinet, in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, a teenager brushes his hand across the foot of a friend - a sign of asking forgiveness.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98719/Gaps-in-Guinea-s-penal-system-rob-children-of-their-rights
Guinea poised to complete transition to civilian rule
5 September 2013 (IRIN ), Guinea’s parliamentary election, to be held later this month, will establish a legislative assembly after almost five years without one, and formally complete a transition to civilian rule. But the long-overdue poll is fraught with political and ethnic tensions that analysts say hinder reforms and progress.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98699/Guinea-poised-to-complete-transition-to-civilian-rule
Rethinking mental health in Africa
2 September 2013 (IRIN ), As African countries strive to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and plot a new development agenda thereafter, health experts are gathering evidence across the continent to make a case for a greater focus on its millions of mentally ill.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98680/Rethinking-mental-health-in-Africa
Analysis: Guinea’s halting fight against impunity
30 August 2013 (IRIN ), Since 2012, in an unprecedented effort in the country, top security officials in Guinea have been indicted for alleged crimes against civilians. But the indictments have yet to lead to trials or, in most cases, even arrests.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98671/Analysis-Guinea-s-halting-fight-against-impunity
West Africa cholera down but officials vigilant
24 July 2013 (IRIN ), Some 1,700 people in West Africa have contracted cholera since mid-June, showing a significant decline compared to the same seven-week period in 2012 when 11,834 were affected.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98465/West-Africa-cholera-down-but-officials-vigilant

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