• BURUNDI CLASH

    Burundi: Extrajudicial Executions, Systematic Killings Must Be Investigated

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    Security forces systematically killed dozens of people, including by extrajudicial execution, on the single bloodiest day of Burundi’s escalating crisis, Amnesty International has found. In a briefing, “My children are scared”: Burundi’s deepening human rights crisis, Amnesty International documents extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, and looting by the police in Bujumbura on 11 December 2015. “In…

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  • Svein Tore Holsether, CEO Yara

    Yara Confirms Commitment To Combating Climate change

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    Paris, 7 December 2015:  Yara is present at the UN Climate Summit in Paris between November 30 – December 11 to highlight the role of agriculture in tackling climate change. A quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to agriculture. It is therefore important to recognize the huge potential for reducing these emissions…

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  • MO Ibrahim

    President Hifikepunye Pohamba Accepts Ibrahim Prize For Achievement In African Leadership

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    Hifikepunye Pohamba, the former President of Namibia, tonight accepted the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership at a special ceremony in Accra, Ghana.   The Ibrahim Prize recognises and celebrates excellence in African leadership. It is an annual US$5 million award paid over 10 years and US$200,000 annually for life thereafter.   Presenting…

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  • Aminu-Bello-Masari

    Dramatic Drop In Malaria Cases In Northern Nigerian State Of Katsina

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      Following the first ever seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) distribution programme in areas of Katsina state, northern Nigeria, reported malaria cases in children under five dropped by two thirds.   Speaking at an event held in Abuja to highlight the results of the pilot project, Malaria Consortium Country Director Dr Kolawole Maxwell added, “These results…

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    World Leaders Raise A Hand For Hygiene

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    Preventable deaths should be prevented. On October 15, over 200 million people worldwide will mark this simple fact by promoting a simple behavior—handwashing with soap—in commemoration of Global Handwashing Day. Annually, 1.7 million children are killed by diarrhea and pneumonia; two diseases that can be significantly prevented through good hygiene practices.    This year, Global…

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