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Spare the rod - the biology of poverty and violence
30 May 2014 (IRIN ), Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100153/Spare-the-rod-the-biology-of-poverty-and-violence
Understanding the surge in migrant boat crossings to Europe
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), Italian newspapers have recently been full of reports of countless rickety boats conveying thousands of desperate migrants to its shores.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100149/Understanding-the-surge-in-migrant-boat-crossings-to-Europe
Shortages, clan rivalries weaken Somalia's new army
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), Acting governor of Baidoa and Sector 3 commander of the Somali National Army (SNA) Brig-Gen Ibrahim Yaro breaks into a broad grin, bordering on a chuckle, when asked whether his forces have any of their own helicopters.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100141/Shortages-clan-rivalries-weaken-Somalia-s-new-army
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
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
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
Separatists and sceptics: refugees divided on future of northern Mali
19 May 2014 (IRIN ), Fighting has once again escalated in northern Mali's Kidal region, with clashes between Tuareg separatists and the army reportedly killing 36 people on 16 and 17 May. Despite the failure of the 2012 rebellion in northern Mali and the loss of most of the territory they briefly laid claim to, Tuareg separatists say the fight for an independent territory of Azawad is not over. Activists from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) now living as refugees in neighbouring Burkina Faso say their original demands still stand.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100102/Separatists-and-sceptics-refugees-divided-on-future-of-northern-Mali

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