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September 19 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Fri Sep 19 2014, 12:40:31

[allAfrica]Kigali, Rwanda -Amelia Kyambadde, Uganda minister for trade, industry and cooperatives, has some 30 years of civil service in her resume, but even with a mission that keeps her on a round-the-clock schedule, she still finds the time to champion for women's rights.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Sep 19 2014, 12:14:01

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Kamanda is a youth advocate for Plan International, and lives in Port Loko in the north of Sierra Leone. In this blog, he describes the situation in a country gripped by Ebola, and assesses the reaction to the government's announcement of a three-day lockdown, which is in place from Friday 19 to Monday 22 September.

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September 18 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Thu Sep 18 2014, 11:20:13

[RNW Africa]Hilversum, Netherlands -What's in a name? What's in a language? When I was growing up, I was very proud of my name. Shaun is a good-sounding name I think; very international, and it fits into the Anglo-Saxon tradition quite well. It was only when I migrated to Europe that I started having doubts. ' How come you have such a typically Irish name?' is a question I'm frequently asked. I often think that the underlying question usually is, 'don't they have names where you come from?'

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From AllAfrica Blog Thu Sep 18 2014, 09:40:21

[State Department]Washington, DC -This blog post by H. Dean Pittman appeared on the State Department website on September 17. Pittman serves as the acting assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.

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From AllAfrica Blog Thu Sep 18 2014, 09:16:48

[IDS]How can people deal with high and fluctuating food prices? How can food security be achieved? How can those people who are most affected influence the design of food security and social protection responses?

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September 17 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Sep 17 2014, 15:02:17

[WFP]Barkedu, Liberia -In Lofa County, one of Liberia's most productive farming regions, rural communities have been deeply affected by the spread of the Ebola virus.  Frances Kennedy visited Barkedu where the Ebola outbreak has claimed more than 165 lives and the community is creating its own systems to manage the Ebola threat. The World Food Programme is stepping up food assistance to this and other communities who are struggling to feed themselves.

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From AllAfrica Blog Wed Sep 17 2014, 11:39:36

[allAfrica]At the registration lobby within the Serena Hotel grounds in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, delegates make a beeline to collect their conference badges. Others chat away excitedly, as more swap niceties of social convenience.

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From AllAfrica Blog Wed Sep 17 2014, 08:26:46

[allAfrica]Kigali -The Chinese pair trailing me at the check-in line at Kigali airport looked happy to have landed in east Africa. A string of comments expressing restrained delight followed me all the way to where the gloved and masked medic from Kigali's Ministry of Health stood sentry.

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September 15 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Mon Sep 15 2014, 11:19:15

[IDS]New analysis from IDS highlights just how vital foresight initiatives, which usually consider a horizon of at least ten years, are in helping policy makers and local communities plan effectively for the future in an increasingly uncertain world.

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September 12 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Fri Sep 12 2014, 09:45:09

[IDS]IDS Director Melissa Leach welcomed delegates from all over the world attending the 25th biennial conference of the African Studies Association UK (ASAUK) which marked its 50th anniversary. In her address at the opening of the conference and the launch of the Sussex Africa Centre, Professor Leach highlighted how the University of Sussex's long history of engagement with African issues, people and partners was of one the things that made it such a unique place to work and study.

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