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Archive April 2011

Local health posts a qualified success

DAKAR: “We no longer need to go to Hanène, three kilometres away, for vaccinations or for a check-up for our children,” said Maguette Niang, a 40-year-old mother from Keur Madaro, a village in the west of Senegal.

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UN: the use of child soldiers must end

BANGUI – A new United Nations report voices serious concerns about the continued recruitment of children by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and calls for measures to address the ongoing “protection crisis” in the country.

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NIGERIA: Uneasy finale to general elections

Nigerians returned to the polls today (Tuesday 26th April) to elect state legislators and governors. Government at this level plays a key role in delivering services and infrastructure, but in northern states the choice of credible leaders could be overshadowed by lingering anger over the April 16 presidential election.

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Chad holds presidential elections

Apr26

Chad went to the polls Monday in the first round of its presidential election with incumbent Idriss Deby Itno virtually assured of extending his 21-year rule after his main rivals boycotted the vote. Deby, in power since ousting dictator Hissene Habre in a 1990 coup, is seeking a fourth term as president of one of the world’s poorest countries with growing oil exports and abundant resources of uranium and gold.

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The Shengen agreement – By Glez

Apr26

tunis

Sarkozy cuts ties with Tunis

Nigeria: Bombs kill at least two ahead of polls

LAGOS – An Islamic sect is suspected of being behind bomb blasts that killed at least two people in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, police said, two days before governorship elections in Africa’s most populous nation. Oil-rich Nigeria is bracing for its last round of elections after at least 500 people were killed following its presidential vote a week earlier.

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