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08/02/2016 - Rwanda

Rwandan agricultural policies hurting the poorest of the poor: study

A new study of smallholder farmers in western Rwanda says the country’s agricultural policy has failed the poorest farmers, making them adapt to government policies, such as mono-cropping, or ...
08/02/2016 - France

'Paris Face Cachée' festival kicks off

Around 100 venues in Paris, many of them closed to the public, opened their doors this weekend for the fifth year of the popular festival, Paris Face Cachée.

 

Drought and high temperatures have wreaked havoc on the maize crop in Zimbabwe
05/02/2016 - ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe's Mugabe declares state of emergency over drought

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster after a drought hit rural parts of the country.
Kashmiri villagers collect saffron flowers at a field in Pampore in Kashmir
05/02/2016 - Pakistan - India

Pakistan calls for UN resolutions on Kashmir holiday

Pakistan celebrated its 16th Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday, a national holiday to highlight the plight of Kashmiris in the area.
Bangalore Palace
04/02/2016 - India

India: Tanzanian student attack brings charges of ingrained racism

A Tanzanian student was attacked by a mob in the Indian city of Bangalore on Sunday. The young woman was stripped and paraded in front of onlookers.
Former US president Jimmy Carter speaking in London, UK on the Carter Center's efforts for eradication of Guinea worm.
03/02/2016 - Africa health

Guinea worm eradication will be my most gratifying achievement, says Jimmy Carter

After a 30-year fight to destroy Guinea worm disease, former US president Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that only 22 cases of the debilitating disease remain worldwide, all in sub-Saharan Africa.

The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil began in April 2015
02/02/2016 - FRANCE – ZIKA

France’s Sanofi to search for Zika vaccine

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Tuesday it was launching a project to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it to be a global health ...
Satellite technology reinvigorates Ghana teacher training
02/02/2016 - Spotlight on Africa

Satellite technology reinvigorates Ghana teacher training

An innovative new teacher training initiative was launched last week in Ghana using satellite technology to deliver lessons on teaching strategies.
The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil began in April 2015.
01/02/2016 - UNITED NATIONS - ZIKA

UN agency debates global health emergency over Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) began deliberating on Monday whether to declare an international public health emergency over the outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America.
Christiane Taubira at the Elysée presidential palace in 2014
27/01/2016 - FRANCE

French government free to push anti-terror agenda after Taubira resigns

France’s outspoken justice minister Christiane Taubira stepped down Wednesday in protest of controversial plans to write revoking of citizenship into the Constitution.
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