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Africa

GUINEA-BISSAU: Coup attempt highlights vulnerability

24/11/2008 ANA 0

Dakar, 24 November, 2008- – An apparent coup attempt in Guinea-Bissau on 23 November has underscored the country’s chronic political volatility. In recent years political decay has meant the increasing vulnerability of Guinea-Bissau’s population, who […]

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Middle East

YEMEN: Tens of thousands beyond reach of aid agencies

21/11/2008 ANA 0

Sanaa, 20 November, 2008- – The government’s policy of restricting humanitarian access to Saada Governorate, northern Yemen, has left tens of thousands of civilians beyond the reach of aid agencies, the US-based Human Rights Watch […]

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Environment

SWAZILAND: The crescent of drought

21/11/2008 ANA 0

Mbabane, 20 November, 2008- – November, often the rainiest month of the year, has left most of Swaziland awash with flash floods: but in the eastern Lowveld, no rain has fallen, and the fear is […]

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Health

GHANA: Meningitis outbreak kills 10

17/11/2008 ANA 0

Accra, 14 November, 2008- – Ten people have been confirmed dead and two are hospitalised following an outbreak of meningitis in north-central Ghana. The disease broke out on 25 October in Yaw Bronya farming community […]

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