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Genome breakthrough could help fight against sleeping sickness
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), Scientists have welcomed the development of genome sequence data on the tsetse fly, the vector responsible for the transmission of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), commonly known as sleeping sickness. They say it could be instrumental in devising strategies to eradicate the fly and reduce deaths and the spread of other diseases associated with it.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100142/Genome-breakthrough-could-help-fight-against-sleeping-sickness
Hardship for third-country nationals fleeing CAR
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), While thousands of Central Africa Republic (CAR) refugees have settled in villages in neighbouring Cameroon after fleeing violence, many third-country nationals with whom they escaped are still stranded in border areas, surviving on occasional aid and frustrated by unfulfilled repatriation pledges.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100143/Hardship-for-third-country-nationals-fleeing-CAR
Concern over camp-closure threat in North Kivu
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), A warning by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that they are considering measures to compel internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the northeastern province of North Kivu to return to their homes, and might close a number of camps in Goma, has alarmed the humanitarian community.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100144/Concern-over-camp-closure-threat-in-North-Kivu
South Sudan capital faces worsening cholera outbreak
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), Health officials are warning that a cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, which has left 23 people dead and forced more than 650 others to seek treatment, could be getting worse. Laboratory tests have confirmed that at least one person living in a Juba displacement camp has contracted cholera and there are fears the disease could spread rapidly within the crowded site.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100146/South-Sudan-capital-faces-worsening-cholera-outbreak
Zimbabwe's women farmers on the rise
27 May 2014 (IRIN ), The spike in women managing their own agricultural land following Zimbabwe’s 2000 land reform programme catapulted the country to high up in the African league of female farmers tilling their own farms, although accurate data for gendered land ownership on the continent remains a grey and contested area.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100135/Zimbabwe-s-women-farmers-on-the-rise
SLIDESHOW: Lighting revolution in Sierra Leone
27 May 2014 (IRIN ), In the face of inadequate provision of power by the Sierra Leonean government, companies are stepping in to provide solar electricity systems that ordinary Sierra Leoneans can afford.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100137/SLIDESHOW-Lighting-revolution-in-Sierra-Leone
Displaced CAR youths in Chad desperate for school
26 May 2014 (IRIN ), Some 40,900 children and thousands more youths displaced by the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are stuck in transit camps in southern Chad with no formal school to attend, few to no training opportunities, and no jobs, leaving them with no sense of what the future will bring.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100130/Displaced-CAR-youths-in-Chad-desperate-for-school
Melding science and tradition to tackle climate change
23 May 2014 (IRIN ), In the latest of several partnerships between tradition and modern science aimed at improving resilience to climate change, pastoralists and meteorologists in Tanzania are working together to produce weather forecasts better suited to farmers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100125/Melding-science-and-tradition-to-tackle-climate-change
Kenya can lead on climate change adaptation
21 May 2014 (IRIN ), Research on the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity and food security in Kenya shows that the country can be a leader in adaptation to a warmer climate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100115/Kenya-can-lead-on-climate-change-adaptation
Measles spreading in Chad amid weak vaccination coverage
19 May 2014 (IRIN ), A measles outbreak that is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa is showing no sign of let-up as vaccine campaigners struggle to reach all at-risk children.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100100/Measles-spreading-in-Chad-amid-weak-vaccination-coverage

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