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South Africa’s power blackouts intensify

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s debt-laden state power company Eskom on Monday announced it was implementing a more intense electricity rationing schedule, five days after continued rolling power cuts have plunged businesses, schools and homes into darkness. The power cuts, known as “load shedding” are implemented to …

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JOBS: Communications and Advocacy Manager IRC Uganda

  Vacancy: Communications and Advocacy Manager IRC Uganda is an organisation working with governments, NGOs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to make access to safe drinking water and sanitation effective for all, forever. IRC works out of its headquarters in The Hague (the Netherlands) and has national …

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Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour. All countries in high-risk areas, even if not hit by Ebola, had been …

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