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2012-02-20 16:20:10 Cyclone Giovanna Struck With Little Warning [IRIN] Brickaville - In a cyclone-prone country like Madagascar, which feels the force of about 60 percent of the storms that form over the Indian Ocean every year, being prepared for disaster makes all the difference.

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Monday, 05-25-15, 17:37Human Rights - Zimbabwe - Thailand - Swaziland[PR Newswire] Strasbourg, France -Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling for Zimbabwean human rights activist Itai Dzarana to be found immediately; the release of all political prisoners in Swaziland; protection for Rohingya asylum seekers and action against human trafficking in Thailand.
Monday, 05-25-15, 17:21Forests Shrink As Power Deficit Fuels Charcoal Business[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lilongwe -Impoverished villagers are hacking down Malawi's forests to make charcoal, undeterred by government efforts to confiscate the dirty fuel as a power deficit stokes demand.
Monday, 05-25-15, 17:12DJ Sabrina Terence and Design House Mangouya Rock Seychelles Fetafrik Fashion Show[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -On Saturday evening, the Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove hotel at Bel Ombre, a popular tourist area in the north of the Seychelles main island of Mahe, was bustling with guests attending a soiree and fashion show as part of the FetAfrik African festival.
Monday, 05-25-15, 16:41President Swears in Deputy President of Supreme Court[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday swore Joao Beirao into office as the Deputy President of the Supreme Court.
Monday, 05-25-15, 16:31Several Soldiers Killed in Tunisia Barracks Shooting[Deutsche Welle] Several Tunisian soldiers have been killed after one of their colleagues opened fire at an army barracks in the capital, Tunis. The Defense Ministry has described it as an "isolated incident."

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