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Archive August 2010

Africa : outrage over claim that anti-GM campaign “causes hunger”

CAPE TOWN – Civil society organisations have reacted with outrage to claims that the international campaign against genetically modified (GM) crops is partly responsible for food shortages and food insecurity in Africa.

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Zimbabwe: unlicensed and outdoors or no school at all

EPWORTH – Simbarashe Choga, 65, a retired teacher, is the local butcher in Epworth, some 20km northeast of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare; he is also the principal of the primary school he runs out of his shop.

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Kenya: polls put PM ahead of the pack in 2012 Presidential race

Opinion polls coming hot on the heels on the referendum on the new constitution put the country’s Prime Minister on the lead.

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Africa considers a continent-wide space agency

Africa is a step closer to setting up its own space agency, with the approval of a planned feasibility study by the 53 member states of the African Union earlier this month.

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Congo Brazzaville: street kids turn into brilliant students

Street children can do well in school if we give them the chance to go and we believe in them. To the surprise of their classmates and of their teachers some of them earn high marks. Report from a center in Brazzaville by Syfia.

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UN report accuses Rwandan army of genocide

The French media Le Monde reported on Friday that a UN report will detail mass killing of Hutu refugees by Rwandan forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the late 1990s. The report have seen what it describes as “an almost definitive version” 600-page UN report. The document investigates human rights abuses in eastern DRC, between 1993 and 2003.

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