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By Andrew Mambondiyani MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shylet Mutsago, a 63-year-old who lives near the diamond fields of Marange, cannot hide her anger over how mining in this gem-rich part of eastern Zimbabwe has failed to improve the lives of local people. Amid frequent drought, people in Marange had hoped the diamond industry would invest in reviving irrigation schemes. National law requires mining companies to help local communities develop.
The administration will submit the request "shortly," the White House said in a statement that did not specify a timeframe. "The requested resources will build on our ongoing preparedness efforts and will support essential strategies to combat this virus," the White House said in a statement. Zika has been linked to a surge in Latin America of births of children with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads and brains.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders called on governments to be responsive to and inclusive of their citizens at a conference in Dubai on Monday, as the unrest of the Arab Spring reverberates across the Middle East.