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2012-02-20 12:23:50 Baaba Maal Visits With Oxfam [Oxfam] During a 48 hour visit to the Gorgol region of Mauritania, the musician Baaba Maal discovered the harsh reality for communities affected by a food crisis that now touches one in four people across the country. Today 700,000 people are food insecure in Mauritania.

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Friday, 10-09-15, 15:26Youth Groups Trained On Female Circumcision Advocacy Skills[The Point] The Network of Gender-Based Violence (NGBV) on Thursday began a 3-day training to equip youth groups with advocacy skills necessary to campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM).
Friday, 10-09-15, 15:25Gambia's Team in Dakar for Ecowas Wrestling Tourney[The Point] The Gambia national wrestling team has finally arrived in the Senegalese capital city of Dakar for the 7th edition of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) traditional wrestling tournament that will officially open today (Friday) at the StadeIba Mar Diop.
Friday, 10-09-15, 15:08On the Campaign Trail With Lowassa - 'It Is My Turn to Lead Tanzania'[African Arguments] With Edward Lowassa at the helm, Tanzania's opposition looks set to do better than ever before in the upcoming elections. But could the former PM go all the way?
Friday, 10-09-15, 14:52Ngafuah's Action Sparks Debate - Lawyers Say Decision Was Premature[Inquirer] The recent resignation of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's most favored Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Kpehene Ngafuan has sparked serious debates amongst legal pundits in the country with some suggesting that the former minister's decision at this time is premature.
Friday, 10-09-15, 14:52Govt Wants Citizens to Help With Mental Health Problem[Inquirer] As Liberia joins the World tomorrow to celebrate World Mental Health Day, the Chief Medical officer, and Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Francis Ketter has called on citizens to buttress government's efforts in dealing with Mental Health problems in the country.

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