Table of contents


  1. UGANDA: DRC refugee influx stretching camp facilities
  2. TANZANIA: Land policy could help control sleeping sickness
  3. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC-CHAD: Military offensive creating humanitarian problems
  4. GLOBAL: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture
  5. KENYA: XDR-TB case raises questions
  6. Analysis: Disarmament jitters in South Sudan’s Jonglei state
  7. Climate change: Tinkering with the science
  8. BURUNDI: Homeless seek permanent solutions
  9. KENYA: Male circumcision programme suffers setback


UGANDA: DRC refugee influx stretching camp facilities
KAMPALA، 27/2/2012 (IRIN) - An influx of refugees fleeing a mix of increased post-election related violence and continued militia activity in parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is stretching the capacity of refugee camps in western Uganda to host them, say officials. full report
TANZANIA: Land policy could help control sleeping sickness
ARUSHA، 27/2/2012 (IRIN) - Tackling land-use conflicts around game parks must form part of the national strategy to stop the spread of sleeping sickness, warn doctors fighting the disease in Tanzania. full report
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC-CHAD: Military offensive creating humanitarian problems
BANGUI، 28/2/2012 (IRIN) - A joint military offensive between the armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad to oust Chad’s Front Populaire pour le Redressement (FPR) rebel movement from its stronghold in parts of north-central CAR is hampering operations to help the displaced, say humanitarian officials. full report
GLOBAL: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture
WASHINGTON، 28/2/2012 (IRIN) - The global anti-poverty movement has added a new tool to its arsenal with the launch of an index that measures women’s empowerment in agriculture. full report
KENYA: XDR-TB case raises questions
NAIROBI، 28/2/2012 (IRIN) - The Kenyan government's recent failure to adequately treat a patient with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has some civil society organizations questioning whether the country's TB programme is equipped to diagnose and treat such patients. full report
Analysis: Disarmament jitters in South Sudan’s Jonglei state
JUBA/PIBOR، 28/2/2012 (IRIN) - South Sudan’s plan to start collecting some 20,000 weapons from civilians in Jonglei state in March, by force if necessary, is likely to worsen the volatile security situation there and complicate efforts to deliver essential humanitarian aid, the UN and several analysts have warned. full report
Climate change: Tinkering with the science
NAIROBI، 29/2/2012 (IRIN) - Huge mirrors in space, petrifying carbon dioxide, algae farms, and lots of white paint - these are some of the ideas being proposed to offset global warming amid fears that temperatures might rise by more than two degrees Celsius by the end of this century. full report
BURUNDI: Homeless seek permanent solutions
BUJUMBURA، 29/2/2012 (IRIN) - Hundreds of families forced from their homes in the 1990s, as well as former refugees, who are living in informal settlements on the outskirts of Bujumbura, the capital, are seeking a lasting shelter alternative to cramped temporary sites. full report
KENYA: Male circumcision programme suffers setback
KISUMU، 2/3/2012 (IRIN) - Kenya's most recent male circumcision rapid results initiative failed to meet its target, and officials are stepping up efforts to identify and fix the problems that could foil the government's campaign to circumcise more than one million men by 2013. full report