Africa:ACP Council Takes Key Positions On Migration, Trade, ACP-EU Relations

[ACP Group] Brussels, 11 December 2017/ ACP: Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues affecting ACP countries.

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Africa:Europe Can Learn From Africa About Protecting Children

[HRW] Fifteen-year-old “Sophie” was a student in the Central African Republic when the Seleka, the ar med group of mostly Muslim fighters that had ousted the previous government, threatened to kill the students and teachers at her school. The school shut down.

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West Africa:Want to Know When Ebola Will Strike Next? Look to the Forest

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.

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Southern Africa:Zimbabwe Among Fragile Countries, Says the IMF

[New Zimbabwe] Contrary to suggestions by President Robert Mugabe’s claim the International Monetary Fund has rated Zimbabwe among countries in fragile situations, which it says face deep development challenges as they encountered severe social and political turmoil.

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