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2012-02-24 13:25:36 Child Labour On the Rise [IRIN] Harare - Widespread poverty, a lack of social services and poor enforcement of legislation are hindering efforts to eradicate child labour in Zimbabwe.

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Saturday, 04-18-15, 15:34South African Workers Expelled in 'Xenophobic Revenge'[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican workers in Ressano Garcia, on the border with South Africa, on Friday expelled South Africans from their workplaces, and barricaded the road to the frontier.
Saturday, 04-18-15, 14:36Anti-Terror Border Wall Sparks Heated Debate[IRIN] Nairobi -Kenya this week began building a barrier along its entire border with Somalia, in a purported effort to prevent incursions by fighters from al-Shabab, an insurgency based mainly in Somalia which has carried out numerous attacks in Kenya, including the 2 April shooting of 147 students in the Kenyan town of Garissa.
Saturday, 04-18-15, 14:26UN Warns of Surge in People Fleeing Pre-Election Violence[UN News] The number of Burundians seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surged in recent weeks following an uptick in pre-election violence and intimidation throughout the African nation, a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.
Saturday, 04-18-15, 14:17'Unknown' Disease Hits Ondo State[Daily Trust] On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju called a press conference in Akure, the state capital, where he announced the outbreak of an unknown disease which had claimed about eighteen lives the previous day in Ode-Irele area. While confirming the figure, he also said four people were isolated at the General Hospital, Ode-Irele, the headquarters of Irele Local Government, where the disease broke.
Saturday, 04-18-15, 9:17Egypt, Sudan, Chad to Develop Sandstone Water Reservoir[Egypt Online] Egypt, Sudan and Chad had agreed to develop the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS) that runs in the three countries, along with Libya, to benefit from its underground water estimated at over 150 million cubic meters.

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