November 2013

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KISUMU/KAMPALA 27 November 2013 (IRIN) – Even as food insecurity continues to afflict impoverished and disaster-affected populations around the continent, African policymakers and consumers remain deeply divided over the potential harms and benefits of…

[ISS]Dakar -The next presidential and local elections in Togo, scheduled respectively for the end of 2013 and in 2015, may be held amid serious tensions if the electoral reforms proposed in 2006 are not implemented.

DAKAR 19 November 2013 (IRIN) – Djité Sekou, 32, smokes as he passes his nights guarding one of the many high-rise apartment buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It has been eight years since his first cigarette – a Monte Carlo from Morocco – and when money is available he goes through 20 to 30 per day. It is an addiction that can cost him up to a quarter of his monthly income.