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2012-03-29 15:14:51 Hunger Affecting 10 Million as Dry Season Approaches [IRIN] Kaedi - Hunger has come again to the Sahel. "Since yesterday I have only drunk water," said Houley Dia, 60, a widow who lives in Houdallah, a village of the Fula ethnic group in southern Mauritania on the border with Senegal. "I have lived through hard times before - no rain, animal diseases, locust swarms - but this year is worse than ever," she told IRIN.

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Wednesday, 07-30-14, 14:07Sata Makes Surprise Public Appearance[Zambia Reports]After having scheduled and then cancelled three different swearing in ceremonies to appoint Zambia's Attorney General and Solicitor General, today President Michael Sata finally appeared to officiate the event.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 13:58A Blessing in Disguise - Okagbare's Journey to Commonwealth Gold[Daily Maverick]Blessing Okagbare, who stormed to gold in the Commonwealth Games 100 metres on Monday, only took up sprinting in 2009. She is one of many West African sprinters who are clear evidence that the sporting talent in the region needs to be looked after better.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 13:49Excessive Force Used at Marikana, Advocate Says[SAPA]Pretoria -The force used against protesting Marikana miners, leading to 34 deaths, was disproportionate, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 13:39No Need for Ebola Panic in South Africa, Health Minister Says[SAPA]Cape Town -There is no need for South Africans to panic following the outbreak of the ebola virus in West Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 13:38Analysts, MP Raise Questions Over Leaked Gas Contract[AlertNet]Dar es Salaam/Washington -A leaked contract showing ExxonMobil and Norway's Statoil will pay Tanzania no more than 50 percent of the profits from a natural gas field in the Indian Ocean has stirred a furore in the east African country.

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