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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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Wednesday, 07-23-14, 8:32Algeria, Tunisia Discuss Military Co-Operation[Magharebia]Algiers -Less than a week after terrorists killed 15 soldiers along Tunisia's border with Algeria, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa is leading a high-level delegation to Tebessa on Tuesday (July 22nd).
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 8:26Ketan Somaia Jailed Eight Years for Fraud By a British Court[The Star]Controversial businessman Ketan Somaia has been sentenced to an eight-year jail term by a British court for nine counts of obtaining money by deception.
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 8:17Mali, Morocco Boost Security Collaboration[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Morocco and Mali's leaders want to confront joint challenges, represented by the danger of extremist religious discourse and the threat of terrorist groups in the Sahel and Maghreb.
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 8:15As Govt Loses Ground in North-East, a 15-Point Plan for Nigeria[AfricaPlus]July 23 marks 100 days since the Chibok girls were abducted. The Boko Haram insurgency has brought to world attention the shortcomings of Nigeria's army, police, and other security services. President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking $1billion in external loans to enhance their capacity. His government has shifted from one bold declaration to another: a state of emergency, total war, and now adding more funds to the billions already poured into these services. There is an urgent need for a comprehensive st
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 8:15Darfuri Refugees in Eastern Chad - Among World's Most Forgotten People, and Increasingly Abandoned[SSNA][Note: This is the first of a series of briefs looking at the many aspects of ongoing catastrophe in Darfur and the western region of Sudan as a whole; over the coming weeks and months I will post sustained analyses of:

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