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Environment

NIGER: Thousands displaced by flooding

30/08/2006 ANA 0

Niamey, 30 August, 2006- – Torrential rains have left at least 17,000 people homeless in the north and south of Niger, according to authorities who have appealed for urgent assistance. The remote desert town Bilma […]

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Africa

BURUNDI: Government asks for recall of UN diplomat

30/08/2006 ANA 0

Nairobi, 30 August, 2006- – The government of Burundi, faced with accusations of human-rights abuses, has asked the United Nations to recall its acting special representative in the country, Nureldin Satti. „I will not tell […]

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Business

LEBANON: Continued blockade restricts economy

25/08/2006 ANA 0

Beirut, 24 August, 2006- – Israel’s 43-day naval and air blockade of Lebanon is hampering trade, experts say. Some commercial flights are being allowed into Beirut International Airport, and some relief-bearing ships into Lebanon’s ports, […]

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