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20 Apr 2015 description


17 Apr 2015 description

Belg rainfall remains delayed in Ethiopia, dryness worsens in Malawi and Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Rainfall continues to be below-average across several local areas of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Further delay of rainfall during April is likely to adversely affect cropping activities for several Belgproducing areas.

15 Apr 2015 description

Increased amounts of rainfall leads to favorable moisture conditions over parts of eastern Ethiopia, southern Somalia.

Late season dryness observed over parts of Malawi and Mozambique.

15 Apr 2015 description

Luanda - Four rain warning systems will be installed in the country, namely at the mouth of the rivers Chiloando (Cabinda northern province), Longa (central Cuanza Sul) Dande (northern Bengo) and Bero (southwestern Namibe).

The information was released Tuesday in Luanda by the United Nations Environment Programme consultant, Vladimir Russo.

15 Apr 2015 description

Cabinda - The chairperson of the Angolan community in the departments (provinces) of the Republic of the Congo (Pointe-Noire and Kouilou), Gabriela Pucuta, reported that there are in Pointe-Noire city, many Angolans interested in returning to the country.

Gabriela Pucuta, who was speaking to ANGOP in the city of Pointe-Noire, indicated that they have transmitted to Angolan residents in these departments that there is no more reason to remain in poor living conditions, because the country is growing and needs all for its development.

13 Apr 2015 description


  • The southern African summer monsoon continued to be very active in the northern part of DRC, Island States and on the vicinity of eastern parts of SADC region.

  • The region received mostly normal to below normal rain-fall conditions;

  • Normal to above normal rain-fall conditions were observed over DRC, Tanzania, northern Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles;

  • During March 2015, a favor-able distribution in rainfall was observed across western sub-region.

10 Apr 2015 description

Abnormal dryness persists in central Ethiopia and bi-modal Tanzania

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite an increase in rainfall during the last week, ground moisture remains below average parts of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast in southern and western Ethiopia, while below-average rainfall is expected in the central parts of the country during the next week.

08 Apr 2015 description


19,289 New CAR refugees (5,853 families) have been pre-registered in Bosobolo

12,932 Former Angolan refugees repatriated back to their home country at the end of February

467,102 Congolese nationals are living as refugee outside of the DRC

3,653 Protection incidents collected and analyzed in North-Kivu, compared to 3,031 last month

08 Apr 2015 description
  • Decreased rains received over Ethiopia have resulted in strengthening seasonal moisture deficits.

  • Late surge of heavy rainfall continued over portions of Southern Africa.

08 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 1–8 April 2015

Iraq: Violence, looting and serious human rights violations were reported as Iraqi forces and affiliated groups recaptured Tikrit. There are numerous booby traps and tensions are reportedly rising between government forces and militias. Elsewhere, IDPs are returning: tens of thousands have gone home to Diyala, Ninewa and Al Alam in Salah al Din since February.

03 Apr 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues to develop in central Ethiopia and bi-modal Tanzania

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite an increase in rainfall during the last week, ground moisture remains below average parts of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast in southern and western Ethiopia, while below-average rainfall is expected in the central parts of the country during the next week.

02 Apr 2015 description

Sumbe - At least 1,316 people have landed in situation of risk in Sumbe city, central Cuana Sul province, as a result of the rains hitting the region of late.

The information is contained in a report on the consequences of the rains, released by the Civil Protection commission for the municipalities of Sumbe and Porto Amboim.

According to the report presented by the secretary of State for Local Administration, Fernando Pontes Pereira, who travelled to the region for the purpose, the situation requires strong measures to relocate the people affected into safer places.

02 Apr 2015 description

Lumbala Nguimbo - About 4,700 hectares of diverse agricultural products were affected by drought in Bundas Municipality, eastern Moxico Province, in the 2015/2016 agricultural season, informed on Wednesday the municipal director for agriculture, Canhica Laston.

Speaking to ANGOP, the official said that the effects of the drought got worse last February and it is compromising about 14,500 tons of crops which are scheduled to be harvested in the 2015/2016 campaign.

01 Apr 2015 description
  • Widespread, favorable rains observed over Southern Africa during the past week.
  • Below-average rainfall persists in central Ethiopia.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness across a broad portion of southern Africa. Low seasonal precipitation totals and untimely dry spells has negatively affected ground conditions and is likely to lead crop reductions for several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

01 Apr 2015 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 approved a US $123.77-million loan to the Republic of Angola to finance the country’s Institutional and Sustainability Support to Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Service Delivery Project.

01 Apr 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Apr 2015 description

By Mireille Le-Ngoc On February 6th, 2015, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about the collaboration between the two institutions in different areas.

01 Apr 2015 description
report APOPO vzw

On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared that the 4th of April of each year shall be observed as the **International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action*in order to bring special attention to the millions of people still living under the threat of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). This year's theme 'More than Mines' reflects the use of a wide range of explosives that after the conflicts are over still pose a threat to communities living in the ex-battle zones.*

30 Mar 2015 description

Ondjiva - About 460,000 may experience the consequences of drought hitting the southern province of Cunen over the last months, said the provincial governor António Didalelwa.

The governor announced this while speaking to Angop on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of the first extraordinary meeting of the local government.

António Didalewa said that the figure follows a preliminary data of a survey conducted in the six municipalities of the province, which, according to him, may also affect about one million head of cattle.