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FILM: "Hate Unleashed" - Homophobia in Cameroon
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), IRIN’s new film, "Hate Unleashed" - Homophobia in Cameroon, follows lawyer Alice Nkom as she seeks to challenge the prosecutions, and provide some care and support to those who have been incarcerated.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100491/FILM-Hate-Unleashed-Homophobia-in-Cameroon
Briefing: What next for Uganda’s anti-gay law?
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), It led to increased repression, drew international condemnation and prompted foreign donors to suspend millions of dollars in aid. Then earlier this month the constitutional court threw it out. But is Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), promulgated by President Yoweri Museveni in February, truly dead and buried?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100490/Briefing-What-next-for-Uganda-s-anti-gay-law
Food security alarm for east, central Africa
13 August 2014 (IRIN ), Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100482/Food-security-alarm-for-east-central-Africa
Ebola response up but huge gaps remain
12 August 2014 (IRIN ), While Ebola treatment and containment efforts are gradually gaining pace in Sierra Leone and Liberia, there are still far too few health workers, contact tracers and community monitors on the ground to keep up with the disease's spread, particularly in urban areas, say Health Ministry staff and aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100480/Ebola-response-up-but-huge-gaps-remain
Briefing: Burkina Faso - heading for a showdown?
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Burkina Faso’s next elections are not due until November 2015, but political tensions have risen in the past year owing to suspicions that President Blaise Compaoré is looking to prolong his 27-year rule by contesting the polls.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100472/Briefing-Burkina-Faso-heading-for-a-showdown
Zimbabwe's health system in crisis
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Zimbabwe’s deepening economic crisis is severely affecting the government’s ability to fund public health delivery and restricting poor people’s access to health care, economists, government officials and health experts agree.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100474/Zimbabwe-s-health-system-in-crisis
Nigeria - the community turns against Boko Haram
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Young men with machetes manning road blocks is usually a bad sign. In Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, for years tormented by the Boko Haram insurgency, it actually signifies progress.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100475/Nigeria-the-community-turns-against-Boko-Haram
Shortage of epilepsy drugs in Zimbabwe
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Drugs for non-communicable diseases like epilepsy are being hardest hit by funding shortfalls affecting Zimbabwe’s public health sector. While the government is struggling to meet its budget commitments, donors are more focused on communicable diseases like HIV and TB.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100476/Shortage-of-epilepsy-drugs-in-Zimbabwe
Ethiopia’s game-changing abortion law
8 August 2014 (IRIN ), After decades battling high maternal death rates - at least a third of which were due to botched abortions - Ethiopia took a stand: it prioritized newborn and maternal health, and in 2005 it relaxed its abortion law in an effort to save women’s lives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100463/Ethiopia-s-game-changing-abortion-law
Briefing: Somaliland, oil and security
7 August 2014 (IRIN ), The proposed deployment of armed contingents to protect oil installations in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland risks further destabilizing a region rife with disputes over sovereignty, boundaries and oil concessions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100460/Briefing-Somaliland-oil-and-security

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