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  • Africa: Boosting Africa's Seed Sector - the Need for an Integrated Approach
    [IDS]A new comprehensive programme on Integrated Seed Sector Development for Africa (ISSD Africa), aiming to support a vibrant, dynamic and diverse seed sector in the continent, was launched in September in Nairobi. ...
    All Africa.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:03:02 GMT.
  • Sinosphere Blog: Hong Kong Politician Likens Protesters to African-American Slaves
    A prominent businesswoman and politician has come under fire for saying, erroneously, that black Americans did not get voting rights for 107 years after the country’s slaves were freed, so Hong Kongers should also wait.
    By Siobhan Downes.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:23:27 GMT.
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  • China to Send Elite Army Unit to Help Fight Ebola in Liberia
    China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:18:02 -0400.
  • Protest Is Muted as Egypt Levels Border Area in Sinai
    The demolitions are part of a government plan to create a buffer to curb the flow of weapons and militants between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
    By Kareem Fahim.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:46:08 GMT.
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  • Australia urged to send Ebola medics
    Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:57:29 GMT.
  • US Nurse Violates State-Imposed Ebola Quarantine
    A U.S. nurse who cared for Ebola patients in West Africa has defied authorities in Maine by leaving her home before completing a three-week quarantine the state imposed on her. Meanwhile, the U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:20:00 -0400.
  • Tunisia Follows Solar Supplier Dream For Europe
    Intent on avoiding the pitfalls that have sunk similar projects Nur Energy outlined plans to harness the vast solar power of North Africa to feed an energy hungry Europe.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:56:00 GMT.
  • Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school
    Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
    BBC News.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT.
  • In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety
    In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:45:08 +0000.
  • Greece, Egypt, Greek Cyprus urge Turkey to end gas search
    The governments of Egypt, Greece and Greek Cyprus have urged Turkey to stop trying to chart gas deposits in areas of the east Mediterranean claimed by Greek Cyprus, saying the work was illegal.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:04:00 +0200.

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