With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2017?

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Umberto Bacchi

After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.

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Interview with Anant Mishra

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Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

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Heads of State attend ECOWAS summit in Dakar

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Alpha Jallow

The extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which took place in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday, discussed, among other things, the political and security situation facing the region.

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Discussing ‘Peace and Security Co-operation’ in Central Africa

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Anant Mishra

International Geography

The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) comprises of ten countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Each of these sovereign nations is also part of the Economic Community for Central African States (ECCAS).

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Francois Hollande warns African leaders at Francophonie summit in Dakar

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Sylvain Muyali

Angry, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso left Dakar early. Several issues were discussed during the fifteenth summit of the Francophonie, held in the capital of Senegal, from 29th to 30th November 2014, but none provided more friction than the subject of leaders seeking to remain in power past the terms set by their own countries’ constitutions.

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The Tetanus Vaccine Controversy: Kenya should suspend the campaign

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Joe Khamisi

When the HIV first surfaced in the early 1980s, a finger was pointed at chimpanzees in West Africa as the source. That theory was given much credence by scientists at the Fourth International Conference on the HIV/AIDS in Sweden in 1988, which I attended.

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UGANDA CONFIRMS A CASE OF THE MARBURG VIRUS

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Robert Ssewankambo

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a case of the Marburg virus in Uganda.

This initial case follows laboratory tests undertaken at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) on September 30th 2014 which confirmed that one person, a health worker, had died of the viral hemorrhagic fever.

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