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Guinea rushes to curb measles outbreak
27 January 2014 (IRIN ), Health authorities in Guinea are scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that has killed one child, infected 37 others and spread to half of the country’s 33 districts.
Briefing: ADF-NALU militia in DRC
27 January 2014 (IRIN ), On 16 January, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) army (FARDC) launched an operation in the eastern Kivu region of Beni to neutralize the Islamic Alliance of Democratic Forces (ADF-NALU) militia, whose prominence has been growing amid fears of its links with global terrorist movements. The FARDC offensive, dubbed ‘Sokola’, meaning to “clean out” in the Lingala language, follows the successful November routing out of the M23 militia after a joint UN-FARDC exercise.
Growing disease burden in South Sudan conflict
27 January 2014 (IRIN ), Disease burden is growing among people who fled their homes following the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan.
Troops deployed to protect aid convoys in CAR
24 January 2014 (IRIN ), As humanitarian needs mount amid unrelenting violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), getting relief supplies into and across the country is proving to be one of the main challenges for aid agencies there.
Enduring HIV stigma in Cameroon
23 January 2014 (IRIN ), People living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon, which has the highest prevalence of the disease in West and Central Africa, endure widespread stigma, with some facing difficulties obtaining bank loans or suffering mistreatment at hospitals, patients and observers say.
Alarm over mandatory gardens in Karamoja
23 January 2014 (IRIN ), Uganda’s latest plan to improve food security in the mainly arid Karamoja region - make everyone cultivate a garden - has been described as short-sighted and patronizing.
Mozambique’s small-scale fishermen battle headwinds
22 January 2014 (IRIN ), Invasive species, illegal fishing practices and Mozambique’s difficulty in translating its rapid economic growth into jobs are squeezing the country’s small-scale fishing sector - a vital contributor to food security.
Public killings highlight power shift in CAR
21 January 2014 (IRIN ), Two murders committed in full view of the media and witnessed by French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) this weekend have raised worrying questions about security and the balance of forces in the capital, Bangui.
Abuses lead to calls for accountability in South Sudan
21 January 2014 (IRIN ), The UN warned this month that acts committed by both sides in the South Sudan crisis could amount to crimes against humanity, and urged parties engaged in peace talks to establish mechanisms to ensure accountability for the violence.
Cameroon clamps down on illicit clinics
21 January 2014 (IRIN ), Cameroon is cracking down on more than a thousand illegal clinics and medical training institutions that have sprung up mainly in the capital, Yaoundé, and the coastal city of Douala.

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