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  • Wednesday 29 October 2014

    Zambia: President Sata Dies in London - Local Media

    Sata who has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness in London for the past week died at approximately 2100 hours Zambia local time on Tuesday night.
  • Tuesday 28 October 2014

    CAR: Education Ministry Gradually Reopens Schools After Violence

    Schools have remained closed now for well over a year, but the Ministry of Education and the UNICEF-led education cluster plan to gradually reopen them across the country starting next month.
  • Monday 27 October 2014

    Guinea: Record on Women’s Rights to Face UN Scrutiny

    Guinea is one of the 188 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and is required to submit regular reports to the Committee of 23 independent experts on how it is implementing the Convention.
  • Monday 27 October 2014

    Guinea: UN Report Documents Appalling Detention Conditions

    It cites the “quasi-systematic recourse to provisional detention” and the lack of regular court hearings as key causes for the serious overcrowding in Guinean prisons.
  • Friday 24 October 2014

    UK Secures €1 Billion European Ebola Commitment

    Britain’s own redoubled efforts to fight Ebola follow a visit to Sierra Leone by International Development Secretary Justine Greening to see the results of Britain’s first tranche of support and identify next steps in the UK’s international work.

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Press review

  • Wednesday 24 September 2014

    Rwanda: How A Former Street Child Became An Entrepreneur

    “I am now a respected instructor and earn a salary monthly. I am now a role model to even those who knew me as a street boy and I am contributing to the development of the country,” Habiyaremye says, adding that he is no longer a threat to society. But the job is only a side income, as he has his own welding workshop.
  • Friday 22 August 2014

    Africa: The Trouble With Universal Education

    Instead of aiming to improve billions of people’s circumstances slightly at high cost with the same promises that have been made since 1950, the international community should aim first to transform the lives of the 60 million children still out of school in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    Africa: Ebola, Polio, HIV: It’s Dangerous To Mix Healthcare And Foreign Policy

    Using health workers and campaigns to cover political meddling undermines the trust that is essential in an emergency.
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