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Mali + 15 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix - août 2014

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 29 - September 4, 2014

Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Le parti de Gbagbo se déchire sur sa participation à la commission électorale ivoirienne

08/31/2014 18:34 GMT -

ABIDJAN, 31 août 2014 (AFP) - Le parti de l'ex-président ivoirien Laurent Gbagbo se déchire sur sa participation à la nouvelle commission électorale, chargée d'organiser la cruciale présidentielle de 2015 dans ce pays qui sort d'une grave crise, a-t-on appris dimanche de sources concordantes.

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World + 8 others
Ebola outbreak in West Africa: staff care resources

Report
People In Aid

As the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows and the number of deaths is increasing, it is critical to keep both communities, and those who are there to help them, safe. What should aid organisations be thinking about to support their staff in affected areas?

Resources

People In Aid has a range of staff care resources available on our online resource centre.

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Liberia + 9 others
WHO Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 1 - 29 August 2014

This is the first in a series of regular updates on the Ebola Response Roadmap. The update contains a review of the epidemiological situation and response monitoring. This first update provides a baseline against which progress on the full implementation of the roadmap can be measured against core Roadmap indicators over time. Additional indicators will be reported as data are consolidated.

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La Représentante spéciale participe au lancement des audiences publiques des victimes de la crise ivoirienne

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies pour la Côte d’Ivoire, Aïchatou Mindaoudou, a participé, mercredi 27 août 2014, au lancement de la phase publique des audiences des victimes de la crise en Côte d’Ivoire, organisée par la Commission Dialogue Vérité et Réconciliation (CDVR).

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Liberia + 4 others
WHO receives US $60 million grant from AfDB to tackle Ebola outbreak

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, August 26, 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has received a $60-million grant by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support on-going efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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La Représentante spéciale et la Ministre de la Santé discutent de l’appui de l’ONUCI dans la gestion de la crise de l’épidémie à virus Ebola

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour la Côte d’Ivoire, Mme Aïchatou Mindaoudou, a réitéré, lundi 25 aôut 2014, l’entière disponibilité de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) et de l’ensemble du Système des Nations Unies, à accompagner le Gouvernement ivoirien dans la gestion de l’épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola et à s’inscrire dans la stratégie définie par le Gouvernement.

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South Sudan + 10 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 28 – September 3, 2014

  • Above-average rains observed over the Sahel during the past week.
  • Slightly reduced rains recorded in Sudan during the past observation period.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Liberia + 7 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak As of 25 August 2014

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

26 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EBOLA (EVD)

4.5 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

5.8 MILLION CHILDREN AGED 10-19 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• In Liberia, in addition to social mobilization, health and hygiene promotion activities, UNICEF is working with government and NGO partners to develop psychosocial services for families affected by Ebola, and to establish a system of identification and care of children orphaned by Ebola.

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World + 5 others
AfDB and WHO sign US $60 million MoU to strengthen Ebola response in West Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, on Tuesday, August 26 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) cementing a US $60 million Bank grant to help strengthen West Africa’s public health systems in response to the Ebola crisis.

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World + 5 others
La BAD et l’OMS signent un protocole d’accord de 60 millions de dollars pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Donald Kaberuka, et le directeur régional pour l’Afrique de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, le Dr Luis Sambo, ont signé le mardi 26 août à Abidjan un protocole d’accord scellant une subvention de la Banque d’un montant de 60 millions de dollars US dans le but de renforcer les systèmes de santé publics de l’Afrique de l’Ouest pour contrer la crise de l’Ebola.

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Liberia + 5 others
Ebola : ministres punis au Liberia, économies ébranlées en Afrique de l'Ouest

08/26/2014 23:24 GMT

Par Zoom DOSSO

MONROVIA, 26 août 2014 (AFP) - La présidente libérienne a limogé mardi des ministres et de hauts responsables restés à l'étranger en dépit de son appel à revenir participer à la lutte contre l'épidémie d'Ebola, qui frappe de plein fouet les économies en Afrique de l'Ouest.

La présidente Ellen Johnson Sirleaf avait ordonné à ses ministres se trouvant hors du pays de rentrer au Liberia dans le cadre de l'état d'urgence décrété le 6 août.

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Liberia + 7 others
Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

08/27/2014 01:22 GMT

by Zoom Dosso

MONROVIA, August 27, 2014 (AFP) - Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said on Tuesday.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had told overseas ministers to return within a week as part of a state-of-emergency announcement on August 6, warning that extraordinary measures were needed "for the very survival of our state".

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L’ONUCI initie le dialogue social pour le développement de la région du Bounkani

La ville de Bouna (600 km au nord-est d’Abidjan) a abrité, le mardi 19 août 2014, la deuxième phase des ’’journées de dialogue social pour le développement de la région du Bounkani’’, organisée par la section des Affaires civiles de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), dans le cadre de son appui au processus de sortie de crise du pays.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 4 others
Building Public Trust is a Key Factor in Fighting West Africa’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

By Marc-Andre Boisvert

KANDOPLEU/ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Aug 26 2014 (IPS) - The nurse carefully packs the body into a plastic bag and then leaves the isolation tent, rinsing his feet in a bucket of water that contains bleach. Then he carefully takes off his safety glasses, gloves and mask and burns them in a jerry can.

Behind a cordon, hundreds of people are watching, including Ivorian Health Minister Raymonde Goudou Coffie and several local media.

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Liberia + 6 others
Debunking 5 Myths About Ebola in West Africa

By Michael Stulman

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by partnering with local community leaders to raise awareness about the virus. The focus is on how it is spread and what can be done to prevent transmission.

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Senegal + 15 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - August 22, 2014

Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania

Key Messages

  • There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 2 others
Ivory Coast closes borders with Ebola-hit neighbours

08/23/2014 14:40 GMT

ABIDJAN, August 23, 2014 (AFP) - The Ivory Coast has closed its borders with Ebola-hit Guinea and Liberia in a bid to protect citizens against an epidemic that has killed 1,427 people across West Africa, the prime minister said Saturday.

The closure was implemented on Friday "to protect all people, including foreigners, living on Ivorian territory," Prime Minister Daniel Kaban Duncan said in a statement.

The move comes in the wake of the first reported Ebola deaths in the southeast of Liberia, which borders the Ivory Coast.

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