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Cholera resurgent in Guinea-Bissau

DAKAR, 16 August 2013 (IRIN) – More than 700 people have been sickened by cholera in Guinea-Bissau, the highest number of cases so far this year in West Africa, which has nonetheless seen a significant drop in cases this year compared to 2012. Isolated health centres, insufficient medical personnel and detrimental traditional beliefs have contributed … Continue reading

Drought response lags behind need in southern Angola

ONDJIVA, 14 August 2013 (IRIN) – At a traditional homestead in Chiede commune, in southern Angola’s drought-stricken Cunene Province, four tired, dusty children rest in the shade of a thatched hut. They have just returned from a journey to fetch water that has taken them most of the morning; the task will have to be … Continue reading

Mozambique to upgrade flood protection system

By Charles Mangwiro, CHOKWE, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The road from Xai Xai to Chókwè, in southern Mozambique’s Gaza Province, is still scarred by January’s floods, which left more than 70 people dead and hundreds of others homeless and impoverished. The worst flooding in 13 years washed away bridges, as well as top soil, … Continue reading

Hunger warning for Guinea-Bissau as cashew price dips

DAKAR, 18 July 2013 (IRIN) – A slump in cashew nut prices in Guinea-Bissau has left nearly half of the population eking out food, with families skipping meals or selling livestock to survive until the next harvest in September, aid groups say. The average price per kg of cashews is 112 CFA francs (two US … Continue reading

Red Cross appeals for worst drought in 30 years in Namibia; Angola also hit

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Desert-hardy Namibians, overwhelmed by the worst drought to hit their country in 30 years, are surviving off wild fruits with no harvest in sight until March 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said as it launched an appeal on Monday. The government of Namibia, … Continue reading

Portuguese migrants seek opportunities in Mozambique

MAPUTO, 2 July 2013 (IRIN) – The financial crisis in Europe has brought the largest influx of Portuguese migrants to Mozambique since colonial times. While many Mozambicans fear they will face increased competition for scarce jobs, the new wave of migrants is also creating employment opportunities. Goncalo Teles Gomes, the Portuguese consul in Maputo, the … Continue reading