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2012-02-27 15:54:34 Govt Seeks to Improve Disaster Response [AIM] Maputo - The Mozambican government wants to align the management of disaster risk with local development, so as to improve the response when disaster strikes.

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Thursday, 07-02-15, 14:55Access to Electricity Fundamental, but Not Free[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Pedro Couto, on Thursday declared that increasing access to electricity is a fundamental priority for the government - but the electricity must still be paid for.
Thursday, 07-02-15, 14:42UN Deplores Deadly Attack As Tensions in Country Simmer[UN News] Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack against a United Nations 'protection-of-civilians' site in South Sudan amid a renewed flare-up of violence in the newfound nation.
Thursday, 07-02-15, 14:42French Soldiers Accused of Child Sex Abuse Detained in France[RFI] Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso have been taken into custody on arriving back in France on Thursday. Authorities have publicly declared that the investigation is taking place in contrast to an earlier child sex abuse scandal involving French troops in the Central African Republic.
Thursday, 07-02-15, 14:19Algeria Welcomes Extension of Minusma Mandate[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria welcomed the extension, until 30 June 2016, of the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), said Wednesday the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.
Thursday, 07-02-15, 14:04Huge Swaziland State Security[Swazi Media] More than one in three of the government workforce in Swaziland is employed in the police or security services, figures recently released reveal.

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