UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (Nairobi)

Updates on conflicts and news from throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Website: http://www.irinnews.org/


June 24

  • Senegal: Fury Over Private Land Buyers

    Senegalese smallholder Doudou Sow is furious. Over the last 10 years, he says, farmers have been squeezed out by an influx of private investors acquiring fertile arable land in the... Read more »



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January 08, 2013

  • Mauritania: Ex-Refugees Want Land, ID Cards

    Nearly 25,000 Mauritanian refugees who had sheltered in Senegal for two decades after fleeing violence in 1989, have returned home since 2008, but despite extensive efforts to... Read more »



December 27, 2012

  • Senegal: Land Rescued From Landmines

    People in at least 44 villages in Casamance, southern Senegal, can once again cultivate their fields and rice paddies thanks to Italian government-funded demining efforts, though... Read more »



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November 21, 2012

  • Senegal: Helping Returnees Turn a Profit

    One in four Senegalese migrants returns home within five years, according to the French National Institute of Demographic Research (INED). Many are armed with new skills that could... Read more »



August 09, 2012

  • Senegal: Texting for Birth Certificates

    Only a handful of births are registered in the remote Kolda region of southern Senegal, but a new mobile phone application that allows parents to text the details of a newborn to... Read more »



July 30, 2012

  • Africa: New Words, Old Challenges

    Spending aid money on social initiatives like communal bore-wells, which affect and protect everyone's lives, especially the poorest, will make people more resilient to climatic... Read more »

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