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Archive November 2009

Somalia: Abductors free two foreign journalists

Two foreign journalists, held for more than 15 months in the restive Somali capital Mogadishu, have been released, reports say

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AIDS awareness campaign launched in Kenya

Nov26

The Government of Kenya has launched a three-week AIDS awareness campaign dubbed “Jitambue leo” meaning know yourself.

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Getting REDDy for Copenhagen

“African farmers will play a major part in the solution of climate change mitigation,” predicts Dennis Garrity, head of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). “Deforestation contributes to 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Counting the loss of trees on agricultural land this number increases to 34 percent,” says Global Coordinator of the Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership, Peter Minang.

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AFP Somalia journalist clinches key press award

Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist among the very few independent journalists still working in war-torn Mogadishu, received a key press award for his work on Tuesday along with three other reporters. The other recipients of the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) International Press Freedom Awards included Naziha Rejiba, editor of independent online news journal Kalima – which is banned in her home country of Tunisia.

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UN Rebel Mission Fails in DR Congo

Nov25

The United Nations operations to stamp out Rwandese rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has failed ending up to a humanitarian crisis.

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African Football Elite for Angola and South Africa 2010

Yes, soccer gods have given their response. The qualification phase roll call of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Angola 2010, closed on November 15, while the South Africa 2010 World Cup edition closed on November 18.

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