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Clearing South Sudan of deadly landmines

South Sudan government says 1,653 dangerous areas have been identified/Photo / Tim McKulka - UNIntensive UN-led efforts are ongoing in newly independent South Sudan to remove landmines. As a result lives are being saved and the huge costs of transportation are going down

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 12:14

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Ethiopia: Tackling poverty through microfinance

Some studies have recommended that the government allow foreign investors to provide microcredit in Ethiopia/Photo/Sophia Paris - UNUnder a novel microfinance arrangement in Ethiopia, tiny bits of cash get to the rural poor leading to a steady alleviation of poverty

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 12:16

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Sudan, South Sudan resume negotiations

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, Sudan President Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir. South Sudan became an independent state on the 9th of July, 2011/Photo/ReutersSudan and South Sudan this week resumed negations on several issues that include the sharing of oil revenues and  trade  as well as  demarcation of borders.



Last Updated on Friday, 25 November 2011 16:09

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Uganda's AMISOM troops demand sex leave

Ugandan soldiers serving with AMISOM are asking for a sex break/Photo/ReutersUgandan soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in Somalia with AMISOM have complained that they did not have access to their conjugal rights.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 November 2011 15:26

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Bush returns to Africa

Bush will visit Tanzania, Zambia and EthiopiaFormer US president, George Bush and his wife Laura will visit three African countries early next month to promote their global health programme.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 20:04

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Uganda's Chinese, Indian, Somali Immigrants on the run

Map of UgandaUganda has threatened to boot out foreigners involved in small scale business arguing that this market was meant for locals only.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 16:32

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