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WEST AFRICA: Meningitis emerge...

WEST AFRICA: Meningitis emergency vaccine stock tapped early

Friday, March 06, 2009
 The UN World Health Organization’s meningitis vaccine stockpile programme has already tapped into its inventory, weeks before the worst of the...
Synchronized polio campaign ki...

Synchronized polio campaign kicks off across eight countries in West Africa

Sunday, March 01, 2009
Fifty-three million children under five are expected to be reached across eight West African countries in a coordinated polio immunization campaign...
SENEGAL: Squeezing more out of...

SENEGAL: Squeezing more out of sesame

Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Senegalese government has invested millions of dollars in the past decade to revive sesame production, but the sector has been slow to develop....
WEST AFRICA: Can organic cotto...

WEST AFRICA: Can organic cotton save the industry?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Fuel and fertiliser price hikes, insect infestations and chemical damage to soil have led some cotton farmers in West Africa to produce organic...
Senegal UPDATE: El-Malick Seck...

Senegal UPDATE: El-Malick Seck’s appeal postponed again

Thursday, February 05, 2009
Hearing of the appeal case filed by El-Malick Seck, a publisher of Dakar-based Daily24 Heures Chrono newspaper, has been adjourned to February 16,...
WEST AFRICA: When there is no ...

WEST AFRICA: When there is no village doctor

Thursday, February 05, 2009
An international financial recession threatens to worsen the “severe medical workforce crisis” faced by almost 60 African and Asian countries,...

Dakar rally takes a 3,000-mile detour to avoid terror threat

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/news/article5435318.ece
Saturday, January 03, 2009
The Dakar is renowned as one of the world’s great motor sport adventures: a race through dunes and deserts to the Senegalese capital. But any...

Senegal: Albinos face perilous social rejection

http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=81588
Saturday, November 22, 2008
While albinos in West Africa are not facing the violent attacks seen in recent weeks in other parts of the continent, people with albinism in...

President Wade survives assassination attempt

http://www.senegambianews.com/article.cfm?articleID=18463
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Abdoulaye Wade has survived an assissanation attempt last night in a Dakar suburb. Last night's attempt on the life of the octogenarian president was...
GLOBAL: Emergency education ga...

GLOBAL: Emergency education gains ground

Sunday, November 16, 2008
Humanitarian policy-makers have endorsed internationally-agreed standards on rebuilding education sectors shattered by crises, in a move experts say...
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