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GHANA: Homemade gun sales flourish

26/10/2009 ANA 0

23 October, 2009— Blacksmith Sarpong, 35, operates a small shop in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi. He is trained to produce cooking utensils, but prefers to make guns as he can earn more money that […]

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GLOBAL: Recession still hitting poor countries

15/10/2009 ANA 0

Rome, 14 October, 2009— The 2008/09 economic crisis has hit poor households in developing countries harder than any crisis in recent times, pushing more than a billion people into hunger, said the UN Food and […]

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EGYPT: Disaster looms for Delta region

08/10/2009 ANA 0

Cairo, 7 October, 2009— Egypt’s Delta region faces a natural disaster of massive proportions by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to better manage scarce fresh water resources and come up with solutions to mitigate […]

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GLOBAL: Cholera, climate change and El Niño

08/10/2009 ANA 0

Johannesburg, 7 October, 2009— Cholera is not only linked to climate change, it also has an El Niño angle. For instance, Papua New Guinea, an island state in the Pacific Ocean, recorded its first cholera […]

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