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24 Jul 2017 description

Between 2015 and 2016, the West African region and the Sahel experienced major elections, mostly in a peaceful, credible manner according to various reports of international observers. Countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria and Togo are now cited as examples of peaceful elections and democratic political changes.

24 Jul 2017 description

À PROPOS DE L’ECDPM

Le Centre européen de gestion des politiques de développement (ECDPM) est un centre indépendant de réflexion et d’action œuvrant dans le domaine de la coopération internationale et de la politique de développement en Europe et en Afrique.

24 Jul 2017 description

ABOUT ECDPM

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is an independent ‘think and do tank’ working on international cooperation and development policy in Europe and Africa.
Our staff members provide research and analysis, advice and practical support to policymakers and practitioners in Europe,

Africa and beyond – to make policies work for sustainable and inclusive global development. We bring people together and collaborate with a broad range of partners to address policy implementation challenges.

23 Jul 2017 description

Vents violents, sécheresses prolongées, inondations : ce sont là les risques climatiques majeurs auxquels le Bénin est exposé en matière de changement climatique. Chaque année, plusieurs communes du pays subissent les inondations, mais la situation est particulière dans les communes lacustres de la Basse Vallée de l’Ouémé comme Aguégués, Sô-ava et Dangbo, où les populations vivent également des problèmes d’enclavement.

21 Jul 2017 description

Entre 2015 et 2016, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel a connu des élections majeures qui se sont déroulées, dans la plus part des cas, d’une manière pacifique, crédibles selon les divers rapports des observateurs internationaux. Des pays comme le Benin, le Burkina Faso, le Cap Vert, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée, le Niger, le Nigeria et le Togo sont désormais cités en exemple d’élections pacifiques et d’alternances démocratiques.

21 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes ooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.

14 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria

13 Jul 2017 description

Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) in Mali and Niger

Executive Summary

• The Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) collects data on the conditions of mixed migration movements across various regions. It is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.

12 Jul 2017 description

UN CALVAIRE QUOTIDIEN

L’eau potable est un élément essentiel au bien-être des populations. Et pourtant, la consommation domestique journalière des ménages dans certains milieux ruraux au Bénin ne dépasse guère 30 litres.

Angèle Zodjilou, mère de cinq enfants, raconte le calvaire que vivent les femmes du village de Tatonougo, dans la région des collines au centre du pays :

10 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, six Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.

This week’s edition covers key ongoing events in the region, including the grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia and outbreaks of hepatitis E in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Niger and Nigeria), malaria in Burundi, dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire, and visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.

09 Jul 2017 description

Foreword

In 2016, BTC started implementing the new assistance paradigm which in 2015 was outlined for the upcoming fifteen years.

09 Jul 2017 description

Le rapport annuel 2016 de la CTB est sorti

Dans le rapport, l'accent est mis sur la performance et sur la contribution des programmes pays aux résultats de l'organisation.

07 Jul 2017 description

Continued average to above-average rainfall is providing good growing conditions

KEY MESSAGES

  • Total seasonal rainfall is above-average over most of the region (Figures 1 and 2) with the exception of areas of limited extent in Guinea Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire and Southern Mali.

  • Crop development is not expected to be adversely affected over the few rainfall deficit areas as these deficits are light.

07 Jul 2017 description

Rainfall deficits persist over Kenya and Uganda

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Torrential rain led to destroyed houses in Central Darfur, Sudan. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week. High flooding risks in the region continue.

05 Jul 2017 description

L’AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST, 1ERE REGION DU MONDE A ADOPTER UN PLAN D’ACTION REGIONAL

Une nouvelle étape dans la lutte contre l’apatridie

A l’issue de la réunion régionale ministérielle de 3 jours, accueillie par le gouvernement de la Gambie, et organisée conjointement par la CEDEAO et le HCR, les 15 Etats membres de la CEDEAO ont révisé et validé un plan d’action pour éradiquer l’apatridie d’ici à 2024, désormais connu sous le nom de « Plan d’action de Banjul ».

05 Jul 2017 description

WEST AFRICA BECOMES THE 1ST REGION IN THE WORLD TO ADOPT A REGIONAL PLAN OF ACTION

A new milestone in the fight against statelessness

04 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and also to legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton.