Table of contents


  1. HEALTH: The trouble with “affordable” anti-malarials
  2. SOUTH SUDAN: Calls to end the death penalty, improve prison conditions
  3. SOUTH SUDAN: Mary Sezerina, "I am condemned to death, but they didn't say when"
  4. KENYA: Push to meet 2013 male circumcision targets
  5. KENYA: Experts rally for agroforestry, commercial tree farming
  6. UGANDA: Mixed progress in male circumcision campaign
  7. CONGO: Torture commonplace in prisons - report
  8. FOOD: Supply tight but shocks could be muted


HEALTH: The trouble with “affordable” anti-malarials
LONDON، 5/11/2012 (IRIN) - “Affordable Medicines” sound like an indisputable good, but the Affordable Medicines Facility (AMF) for malaria drugs - administered by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - has been controversial from the outset. The argument over the way it operates has reignited ahead of a board meeting of the Fund on 14-15 November, which is due to assess the success of the project and its reliance on private sector providers. full report
SOUTH SUDAN: Calls to end the death penalty, improve prison conditions
JUBA، 5/11/2012 (IRIN) - Rights groups are calling for an end to the death penalty in South Sudan and for improvements to the squalid prison conditions where people languish for years, often without due process. full report
SOUTH SUDAN: Mary Sezerina, "I am condemned to death, but they didn't say when"
JUBA، 5/11/2012 (IRIN) - More than 100 prisoners are languishing on death row in South Sudan’s Juba Central Prison, one of three facilities where people sentenced for murder await their fate at the gallows. full report
KENYA: Push to meet 2013 male circumcision targets
KISUMU، 6/11/2012 (IRIN) - With just over one year left to achieve its target of having some 1.1 million men circumcised as part of HIV-prevention efforts, Kenyan male circumcision programmes are ramping up efforts to bring more men into clinics, compensating them for their time and encouraging them to bring friends in for the procedure. full report
KENYA: Experts rally for agroforestry, commercial tree farming
NAIROBI، 6/11/2012 (IRIN) - In 2010 and 2009, Kenya lost a whopping 5.8 billion Kenya shillings (US$68 million) and 6.6 billion shillings ($77 million), respectively, to deforestation, a new report released by the government and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reveals. full report
UGANDA: Mixed progress in male circumcision campaign
KAMPALA، 6/11/2012 (IRIN) - More than 380,000 Ugandan men have been circumcised in the last two years as part the government's HIV-prevention efforts, new statistics reveal. full report
CONGO: Torture commonplace in prisons - report
BRAZZAVILLE، 6/11/2012 (IRIN) - Torture has become routine in prisons and police stations in the Republic of Congo, according to a 2 November report by the Congolese Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH). full report
FOOD: Supply tight but shocks could be muted
JOHANNESBURG، 8/11/2012 (IRIN) - After a year of severe droughts in major cereal-supplying countries, crop projections for 2013 bode ill for global stocks of wheat, maize and soybeans, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). But the harm may be limited by a system established to prevent a repeat of the 2007-2008 food price crisis. full report