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LIBYA: Civil society breaks through

Aug22

As the rebels close in on Tripoli, sidelined under Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan civil society organizations are beginning to assume an important role in helping the most vulnerable in “liberated” areas.

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Zimbabwe: Mending the city’s water leaks

Thomas Njini is used to working with burst sewers and water pipes. It is a daily experience for him to respond to calls where he has to shovel human waste to clear blocked sewers. It is a job he continues to do with unenviable dedication in this city of two million people.

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South Sudan: Time to start learning

JUBA- Being educated during the country’s civil war was almost impossible. But Victoria Maja wanted to become a doctor, and in order to do so she had to leave South Sudan and live and study in the north. She was one of the lucky ones.

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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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Horn of Africa: International community lacks ‘foresight’ say NGOs

Aid agencies have criticised the United States and other Western governments for failing to respond quickly enough to the more than 11 million people in need in drought-ravaged areas of the Horn of Africa.

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Paving the way for justice in Côte d’Ivoire

National and international truth, reconciliation and justice mechanisms being set up in Côte d’Ivoire must be impartial and independent to have any credibility, say analysts and rights groups.

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