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Fate of Africa anti-malaria initiative to be decided

The board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is poised to decide the future of a two-year pilot project in eight countries that supplied high-quality, combined-therapy malaria drugs at subsidized prices. The Affordable Medicines Facility services Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Niger, Madagascar, Kenya, Ghana and Cambodia. Results have been mixed. (11/5), Google/The Associated Press (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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"No matter who wins [Tuesday], some of the fundamental positions of the United States at the UN will not change. However, there are some other key issues at stake. Here are 4 things that may change after the elections."

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  • Haqqani network falls under UN sanctions
    United Nations member states are obliged to freeze the assets of the Pakistan-based Haqqani network and uphold an arms embargo and travel ban under sanctions imposed Monday by the Security Council. The action singles out Qari Zakir, the group's chief of suicide operations who is behind attacks in Afghanistan. BBC (11/5), CNN/Security Clearance blog (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Spotlight: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • In their own words: Women and clean cookstoves
    The documentary film series "Black Inside -- Three Women's Voices," spotlights three women -- in Kenya, India and Peru -- and a look at their lives, in their own words, through the filter of traditional cookstoves. Replacing them with cleaner-burning stoves can be a matter of life and death. Women News Network (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Climate and Energy
  • Radiation from aquifers puts Mideast at risk
    Nations in the Middle East and North Africa get their drinking water from aquifers that are often thousands of years old, but the water comes with high levels of naturally occurring radioactivity. For millions, merely drinking the water could significantly increase the risks of getting cancer, experts say. Spiegel Online (Germany) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Peacekeeping and Security
  • Is China weighing contested elections for Politburo elite?
    The Dalai Lama says that China's president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, will have to usher in political reforms, and early indications are that the exiled Tibetan is right. Chinese President Hu Jintao and Xi, the vice president and heir apparent, are proposing contested Politburo elections at the Communist Party's upcoming 18th Congress, sources say. Reuters (11/6), Reuters (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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