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Archive October 2014

November 2014 Day-By-Day

1st November 2014

Hogbetsotso Festival

Volta Region, Ghana

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Michael Sata: Another one bites the dust

So he was sick after all. After months of denials, Zambian President Michael Sata died on Tuesday evening in a London hospital – far from home, and far removed from the constitutional crisis which his death has caused. Zambians mourns, but perhaps they should be angry too. continue reading »

Opinion: Keeping all girls in school is one way to curb child marriage in Tanzania

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Dar Es Salaam – “You cannot continue with your education. You have to get married because this man has already paid dowry for you,” Matilda H’s father told her. Matilda, from Tanzania, was 14 and had just passed her primary school exams and had been admitted to secondary school. She pleaded with her father to allow her to continue her education, but he refused.

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Blood from Ebola survivors tested as short-term treatment option

An international research consortium led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine will assess whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors could help infected patients to fight off the disease. If proven effective, this straightforward intervention could be scaled up in the short term and provide an urgently needed treatment option for patients in West Africa. continue reading »

Algeria hosts first International Women’s Congress for a Culture of Peace

From October 27 to November 1, Algeria is hosting in Oran the first international women’s conference to promote a culture of peace. The conference has been organized at the initiative of NGO Aisa (www.aisa-net.com), which has special consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council, and the Djanatu Al-Arif foundation (www.djanatualarif.com), which works for sustainable development. continue reading »

Opinion: Ebola, human rights and poverty – making the links

Cambridge, Massachussets – The catastrophic Ebola crisis unfolding in West Africa offers many lessons, not least for global anti-poverty efforts. These will culminate in a set of targets, to be agreed by the United Nations in 2015, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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