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Archive July 2011

HORN OF AFRICA: Drought, conflict and HIV – a dangerous combination

Jul31

More than 11.6 million people are facing starvation in the Horn of Africa, and as aid agencies struggle to feed them, experts are warning that a lack of food could have wider consequences, including jeopardizing the health of people on HIV treatment.

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US debt will hurt diaspora remittances

As we approach D-day, no agreement is in sight to extend America’s credit line. A default in servicing US debt has moved from the unthinkable to the possible, though it is still in the realm of most unlikely.

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MOROCCO: Students seek training, not teaching

Despite 12 years of reform, Morocco’s universities continue to fall short of expectations, with students complaining that the training they get does not meet the demands of the job market.

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Zambia’s elections set for September

Zambia, Africa’s biggest copper producer, will hold a general election on Tuesday September 20, 2011. In a national address broadcast on national radio and television Thursaday, President Rupiah Banda announced that he had dissolved the 2006-2011 parliament, which has peeved way for presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.

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Libya: Top rebel commander killed

Jul29

Key questions about the death of Libyan rebel military commander Abdel Fattah Younes remain unanswered, a day after he and two aides were shot. Video byVOXAFRICA

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Community radio in Africa receives financial boost

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding a community radio network in Africa that is aimed at breaking down linguistic barriers between rural communities while improving their communication with decision makers.

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