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Archive June 2014

Programme on health impacts of urbanisation announced

Nairobi –  A new programme to mitigate global health impacts of climate change and rapid urbanisation, especially in low-and middle-income countries, has been announced. The programme is an initiative of the Malaysia-based United Nations University International Institute of Global Health (UNU-IIGH). continue reading »

Zimbabwe: Report among 18,000 People Forcibly Relocated to Ruling Party Farm

Masvingo, Zimbabwe – As the villagers sit around the flickering fire on a pitch-black night lit only by the blurry moon, they speak, recounting how it all began. They take turns, sometimes talking over each other to have their own experiences heard. When the old man speaks, everyone listens. “It was my first time riding a helicopter,” John Moyo* remembers.

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Nurturing innovative IT research in Africa

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Kenya’s technological innovation sector is flourishing. The spread of mobile phones has led to a host of innovations, such as the money transfer service M-Pesa, which has transformed how people buy goods and deposit their savings.

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World Cup appearance fees: “Players’ insistence on cash payment cause for delay” says Yamin

The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon Joseph Yamin, has rejected claims that the Black Stars have failed to receive their appearance fees due to financial difficulty on the part of the ministry.

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Horn of Africa: Djibouti Invests to Become Education Leader In the Region

 The University of Djibouti has implemented a sophisticated software system to help it achieve its ambition to deliver tertiary education to students in countries on the horn of Africa. Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, the University of Djibouti e-campus was unveiled at a ceremony attended by the Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and students from the university. continue reading »

Tensions between CAR Refugees and Cameroonians Escalate over Depleting Resources

Cameroon – Central African Republic refugees living in Cameroon’s East Region are increasingly becoming frustrated about their deteriorating living conditions and their inability to support themselves as conflict between them and and local villagers has escalated over depleting resources.

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