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In Africa’s Great Lakes region, peace dividend must follow peace deal

Africa s Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades. It can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability

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Malian children face education crisis

While the world remains focused on ending Mali’s conflict following rebel incursions into the northern part of the country early last year, there are about 400,000 Malian children facing severe disruptions in their education, warns the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF

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Livestock tracking in Africa goes high tech

In an era of lightning speed, ever-present wireless connectivity, high tech is now also being used to benefit livestock farmers in rural areas of Africa. Widely known for being used to track wild animals, GPS, or “Global Positioning System” tracking devices are being adapted by some small- and large-scale farmers to manage their livestock, notably in Kenya, Botswana, and South Africa

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PM David Cameron: Somalia Must Be Helped

British Prime Minister David Cameron is warning that failure to help Somalia rebuild will lead to more terrorism. Cameron spoke in London Tuesday as he opened an international conference on Somalia that is trying to restore order after more than 20 years of chaos and war

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Evidence Released of Alleged Kenyan Election Irregularities

Civil society group the Africa Center for Open Governance (Africog), has launched a website that presents the evidence it filed at the Kenyan Supreme Court last month, detailing alleged irregularities in the just-concluded national election. The group recently lost a court challenge to the election of Kenya's new president, Uhuru Kenyatta

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South Africa Rolls Out New HIV Treatment

The South African government has rolled out a new single pill to treat HIV/AIDS this week, claiming it will be the cheapest such treatment in the world. The country has the world's largest number of people living with the virus and it hopes this new pill will allow it to treat more patients

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