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2012-02-28 13:20:38 Kenaf-Based Building Material Shows Promise [SciDev.Net] Ouagadougou - Researchers from Burkina Faso and France have developed a low-cost construction material made of clay and sand mixed with fibres from the kenaf plant.

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Monday, 09-01-14, 13:39Ethiopians Migrants Stranded in Tanzanian Forest[Reporter]Tanzanian police, in collaboration with the country's immigration department, apprehended 48 illegal immigrants of Ethiopian origin last week at a place they identified as Ubena forest, Chalinze division in Bagamoyo district.
Monday, 09-01-14, 13:19Moxico - Governor Assesses Social Undertakings in Luau[ANGOP]Moxico -The governor of eastern Moxico province, João Ernesto dos Santos "Liberdade", is as from Monday assessing the implementation of social undertakings in the municipality of Luau, some 334 kilometres east of the provincial capital city, Luena.
Monday, 09-01-14, 12:39MSF Receives 31 New Wounded At Bangui's General Hospital[MSF]Renewed fighting has flared up following unrest in the PK5 neighborhood in Bangui, Central African Republic, where some 2,200 Muslims remain. Local militiamen have clashed with the international forces present in Bangui.
Monday, 09-01-14, 12:39MSF Sending Ebola Specialists and Supplies to DRC[MSF]Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organization, present in DRC for more than 30 years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts, and hygiene specialists to the epicenter of this outbreak.
Monday, 09-01-14, 12:39Renewed Violence in Capital and Throughout the Country[ICRC]Although security had apparently been improving in Bangui, fighting between international forces and armed men erupted in the Kilometre 5 district of the capital on 19 and 20 August. Among the many casualties was a Central African Red Cross driver and first-aid worker who was shot and killed while evacuating casualties.

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