Table of contents


  1. CLIMATE CHANGE: A four-degree warmer world
  2. HEALTH: Breaking out of the cold chain
  3. In-Depth: Helping returnees turn a profit in Senegal
  4. SIERRA LEONE: Opposition cries foul after election
  5. SIERRA LEONE: Slashing the maternal mortality rate in Bo


CLIMATE CHANGE: A four-degree warmer world
JOHANNESBURG، 19/11/2012 (IRIN) - A new report released just days ahead of the UN climate change talks to be held in Doha, Qatar, paints an unnerving picture of a four-degree Celsius warmer world by the end of the century. full report
HEALTH: Breaking out of the cold chain
DAKAR، 20/11/2012 (IRIN) - Health workers currently immunizing thousands of children and young adults against Meningitis A in Benin are currently doing so without having to spend days preparing ice packs and sourcing generators and fridges to load on trucks because the vaccine has now won approval for being kept at up to 40 degrees Celsius for as long as four days. full report
In-Depth: Helping returnees turn a profit in Senegal
DAKAR، 21/11/2012 (IRIN) - One in four Senegalese migrants returns home within five years, according to the French National Institute of Demographic Research (INED). Many are armed with new skills that could help drive development, but most receive little support to reintegrate into their families or to target their skills, representing a wasted resource, say migrant support organizations in Senegal. full report
SIERRA LEONE: Opposition cries foul after election
FREETOWN، 21/11/2012 (IRIN) - The Sierra Leone People’s Party, the main opposition party in Sierra Leone, has accused the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of bias in favour of President Koroma’s All People’s Congress (APC) in presidential, parliamentary and local elections on 17 November. full report
SIERRA LEONE: Slashing the maternal mortality rate in Bo
FREETOWN/DAKAR، 22/11/2012 (IRIN) - In Bo, central Sierra Leone, maternal mortality rates have dropped 61 percent since 1990 thanks to cost-free 24/7 emergency obstetric care and an efficient ambulance service and referral system. full report