Tag: West Africa

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Togo: Moringa tree in demand

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United Nations - The nutritional value of moringa, a tree grown across the dry tropics, is immense. When ground into a fine green powder, its leaves can be used as an essential food supplement to combat malnutrition. ...

Ebola virus impacts children

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United Nations - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a growing risk of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola. As health officials focused on containing the...

Togo – Forests in focus

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United Nations - In Togo, West Africa, forests are disappearing fast - but some believe a newly introduced tree cannot only reverse that trend - but also bring jobs and boost nutrition too. 21st Century, Episode #9...

Ebola wreaks havoc in Liberia

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United Nations - Liberia in West Africa has been hit hard by the Ebola Virus Disease, which has disrupted lives and severely affected the economy. The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, is working with other...

Guinea: Ebola Virus Claims Lives

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United Nations - A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus has surfaced in the West African nation of Guinea, with tens of other cases reported in neighbouring countries. Originating in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of...

Mauritania: Question of Rape

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United Nations, New York, 7 September 2010 - In the West African nation of Mauritania, women who accuse a man of rape run the risk of being jailed simply for speaking out. The problem? Confusion over how to reconci...