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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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Tuesday, 03-31-15, 15:30Ebola, the Executive Summary - March 30, 2015[Ebola Deeply] To give you an overview of what's happening in the Ebola outbreak, we've organized the latest developments in a curated summary.
Tuesday, 03-31-15, 15:23'No Confirmed Case' - Liberia Slates Reports On Ebola Return[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Head of the Incident Management System (IMS), the command center responsible to oversee Liberia's Ebola response, has clarified that contrary to several reports on social media, including Facebook and other sources, Liberia has no other confirmed Ebola case apart from a lady who tested positive for the virus but died last weekend.
Tuesday, 03-31-15, 15:13UN Human Rights Council Meets On Gambia's Outcome Report[Foroyaa] On Thursday 26 March 2015 the Human Rights Council held its 28thsession at Geneva to consider the universal periodic review report of the working group (the troika) which relates to the human rights situation in The Gambia.The report of the troika (outcome report), which constitutes the outcome of the review, includes 171 recommendations for consideration by The Gambia, 93 of which were supported and 78 noted by The Gambia, according to the troika. It also consists of the questions, comments and recommenda
Tuesday, 03-31-15, 14:58The Political Landscape Is Changing Should the 50th Anniversary Take a Partisan Character?[Foroyaa] The APRC and PPP have both celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The APRC controls state power and could mobilise tens of thousands of people to its ceremonies. The PPP has lost state power and could only mobilise less than 400 people to attend its celebration. When PPP held state power it could also pull thousands to the stadium. If APRC existed as an opposition Party it may have been able to pull only a crowd of 400.
Tuesday, 03-31-15, 14:54Egyptian Firms Show Interest to Establish Industry Zone[Reporter] On the sideline meetings during the visit of Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi to Ethiopia, Elsewedy Cables Ethiopia PLC, a company which has invested in the manufacturing of electric cables in Ethiopia together with a group of Egyptian companies have requests the government for the second time to get access to a plot of land to establish an industrial zone, The Reporter has learnt.

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