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Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization
4 February 2014 (IRIN ), Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99590/Helping-Africa-s-urban-poor-gain-from-modernization
Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
23 December 2013 (IRIN ), Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99381/Life-saving-hepatitis-C-drug-approved-but-cost-is-high
Plague in Madagascar
20 December 2013 (IRIN ), The bubonic plague season arrived in Madagascar earlier than usual in 2013, and with it an apparently greater prevalence of a more deadly strain of the disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99370/Plague-in-Madagascar
Small steps in Madagascar’s fight against gender-based violence
10 December 2013 (IRIN ), Efforts to reduce violence against women in Madagascar are coming up against the economic realities and social norms lived by the majority of women in the country. While police have been trained to help women press charges against violent partners, many women still have trouble speaking out about abuse.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99304/Small-steps-in-Madagascar-s-fight-against-gender-based-violence
Is Africa ready for GM?
27 November 2013 (IRIN ), Even as food insecurity continues to afflict impoverished and disaster-affected populations around the continent, African policymakers and consumers remain deeply divided over the potential harms and benefits of genetically modified (GM) foods, which advocates say could greatly improve yields and nutrition.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99218/Is-Africa-ready-for-GM
Senegal on the frontline of the battle with Big Tobacco
19 November 2013 (IRIN ), Djité Sekou, 32, smokes as he passes his nights guarding one of the many high-rise apartment buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It has been eight years since his first cigarette - a Monte Carlo from Morocco - and when money is available he goes through 20 to 30 per day. It is an addiction that can cost him up to a quarter of his monthly income.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99154/Senegal-on-the-frontline-of-the-battle-with-Big-Tobacco
Madagascar poll could be a path from poverty
25 October 2013 (IRIN ), For the 92 percent of Madagascar’s population living on US$2 dollars or less a day, the country’s 25 October presidential polls will signal a step not only towards the return of democracy but also towards the unfreezing of donor funds and the reversal of other punitive measures adopted in the aftermath of a coup d’etat.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99001/Madagascar-poll-could-be-a-path-from-poverty
Floods, locusts leave Madagascar hungry
14 October 2013 (IRIN ), Faravavy, 32, lives in the middle of an arid plain 150km south of Betioke in southern Madagascar. She tries to support herself and her three children by cultivating maize, red beans and manioc, but is unable to grow enough to generate an income or even to feed her family year-round.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98940/Floods-locusts-leave-Madagascar-hungry
In the wake of a Madagascar cyclone
9 October 2013 (IRIN ), The fortunes of fisherman Melau Feaucre Johanison, 39, were sunk when Cyclone Haruna struck Madagascar earlier this year. He expects to recover financially from its impact only over the next few years - barring any other shocks to his livelihood.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98904/In-the-wake-of-a-Madagascar-cyclone
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

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