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Take Back the Tech! campaign wins gender equality award

The Take Back the Tech! campaign has won an award for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women’s confidence and security in the use of ICTs”.
from Association for Progressive Communications on Oct 30, 2014.
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'Dead' Boko Haram leader denies ceasefire

A video speech by the Boko Haram leader 'killed' by Nigerian security forces has dismissed claims of a ceasefire deal and dashed hopes of a return of abducted schoolgirls.
from Premium Times on Nov 1, 2014.

Burkina Faso’s President Compaore resigns after protests

Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore, one of Africa’s longest-serving autocrats, is forced from power by a revolt over his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.
from Premium Times on Oct 31, 2014.

UK aid failing to deal with corruption, says commission

UK aid officials have not developed an adequate reponse to corruption or sufficiently focussed their efforts on the poor, says a report out today.

TB practices and policies 'fuelling worldwide crisis'

Outmoded policies and practices for drug-resistant tuberculosis are fuelling a worldwide public health crisis, warns an international health group.
from MSF on Oct 31, 2014.
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Burkina Faso and beyond: a test of African democracy

Democracy is on the line in Burkina Faso, and what happens there may be felt across the continent. The stakes are high.
from allAfrica.com on Oct 31, 2014.

The dying abroad of African leaders

The story is not that Zambia now has a white acting president, the real and tragic story is why do Zambian presidents choose to die abroad?
from Mail&Guardian on Oct 30, 2014.
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Them belly full (but we hungry)

Are riots the surest route to securing the right to food in the 21st century? The struggle for food rights in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Mozambique.
from IDS on Oct 30, 2014.
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