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LEAD STORIES

GUINEA-BISSAU: Cashew policy could bring back hunger, FAO warns

BISSAU, 13 March (IRIN) - As more than 100,000 tonnes of cashews begin to ripen on trees around Guinea-Bissau, agricultural economists have warned the government against making the same policy decisions as in 2006 that left many farmers unable to sell their produce, triggering hunger.Full report


YEMEN: Thousands displaced by rebel fighting

SANAA, 13 March (IRIN) - Thousands of residents of the northern province of Saada have been displaced from their homes following clashes between government troops and followers of the deceased Shia leader Hussein Badr Eddin al-Houthi.Full report


UGANDA: Gov’t, rebels to resume talks soon - minister

KAMPALA, 13 March (IRIN) - The Ugandan government and Lord’s Resistance Army have agreed to resume peace talks after two months of uncertainty.Full report


NEPAL: Madhesi group calls off strikes to allow aid in

NEPALGUNJ , 13 March (IRIN) - A Madhesi political party on Tuesday called off its indefinite strike and road blockades in Nepal’s southern Terai region after considering the severe impact it was having on civilians.Full report


NIGERIA: Human rights groups welcome UN spotlight on police torture

ABUDJA, 12 March (IRIN) - Human rights activists in Nigeria on Monday hailed recent public statements by the United Nations rapporteur on torture as an important step towards ending abuses perpetrated by the country’s police.Full report


MAURITANIA: Vote for new civilian president passes peacefully

NOUAKCHOTT, 12 March (IRIN) - Mauritanians went to the polls on Sunday to end what has effectively been 29 years of military rule.Full report


 
IRIN Special Reports

GLOBAL: More money for CERF, but challenges remain

DRC: Security crucial to Kabila’s success

CAR: Tens of thousands of villagers on the run

IRIN Focuses & Interviews

GLOBAL: Interview with Sir John Holmes - 'I'm adaptable to the circumstances'

SIERRA LEONE: Fighting gender bias ahead of elections

UGANDA: Fresh rebel demands on talks unacceptable – Museveni

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