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1. Gender relations are changing along with climate
2. Briefing: In Somalia, relative peace belies rocky road ahead
3. Will Somalia get enough rain this year?
4. Holding politicians to account for aid pledges

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Gender relations are changing along with climate



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JOHANNESBURG, 25 March 2013 (IRIN) - A changing climate will inevitably
have an impact on gender relations in conservative rural communities,
but not enough is being done to boost the resilience of women - already
disadvantaged by traditions of inequality.
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Briefing: In Somalia, relative peace belies rocky road ahead



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MOGADISHU, 26 March 2013 (IRIN) - Since the August 2011 withdrawal of
Al-Shabab insurgents from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, security has
improved, allowing for the gradual resumption of government functions.
But sporadic suicide attacks, conflict-related population displacement
and socio-economic problems persist, exemplifying some of the daunting
challenges still ahead.
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Will Somalia get enough rain this year?



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JOHANNESBURG, 28 March 2013 (IRIN) - Parts of southern Somalia are yet
to recover from the battering they took in 2010-2011, when severe
drought followed excessive rain, and now the Famine Early Warning
Systems Network (FEWS NET) says insufficient rain may fall in the
coming months. "We are concerned - our forecast shows that there is 80
percent probability that rains could trend from normal to below normal
across Somalia," said Gideon Galu, a regional FEWS NET scientist based
in Africa.
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Holding politicians to account for aid pledges



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DUBAI, 29 March 2013 (IRIN) - The aid community has an increasing
number of systems to track how money is spent, but it has few systems
to track pledges. UK Minister of State for International Development
Alan Duncan says politicians must be held to account for aid pledges.
Read report online

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