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HIGHLIGHTS

- Significant reduction in overall volume of informal trade from Mozambique exacerbates worsening food security situation in Malawi.

- Informal maize exports from Tanzania mitigate declining exports from Mozambique.

- Overall trade in rice and beans continues to decline.

- First Regional Grain Summit in Nairobi advocates for a "maize without borders" policy within COMESA, EAC and SADC.

OVERALL SUMMARY OF TRADE

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U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

30 Sep 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

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INTRODUCTION

This is the second issue for 2005 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

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report IRIN

KAMPALA, le 30 septembre (IRIN) - Le gouvernement congolais et la Mission des Nations unies en RDC (MONUC) ont un délai de deux mois pour désarmer les rebelles de l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (Lord's Resistance Army - LRA) qui se sont réfugiés dans l'est du Congo, ou l'armée ougandaise s'en chargera, a annoncé jeudi le président ougandais, Yoweri Museveni.

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KINSHASA, 30 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - A constitutional referendum for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not be held on 27 October as planned because only about half of the voters have registered so far, the head of the country's electoral commission said on Thursday.

"We will do everything to organise it before the end of the year," Apollinaire Malumalu, the chairman of the Electoral Commission, said.

"We are going to publish a definitive date soon," he added

As …

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KISANGANI, D.R. CONGO - September 30, 2005 It's just after nine o'clock on a hot and humid Wednesday morning in Kisangani. The riverside railroad platform is bustling as vendors sell dough puffs with peanut cream to boarding passengers. IRC staff members finish loading cargo cars with new furniture, medicines and supplies for 14 health centers now within reach.

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S/RES/1628 (2005)

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in particular resolutions 1565 (2004) of 1 October 2004, 1592 (2005) of 30 March 2005, 1596 (2005) of 18 April 2005 and 1621 (2005) of 6 September 2005,

Reaffirming its commitment to respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and its readiness to support the peace and national reconciliation process in that country, in particular through the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic …

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Story by Llewelyn Jones, member of the Survey Team

MAG has become the first organisation of its kind to complete a pilot survey and clearance project in the isolated south-eastern region of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The project team was based in a remote area where the vast majority of the population had fled into neighbouring Zambia during the war and had only recently started returning home.

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Story by Sean Sutton, Information Manager

Alifero makes his way home slowly through the Congolese jungle, helped by two friends from his village. "I used to be a fisherman," he says. "But now I can do nothing."

Alifero stood on a landmine that was buried behind his house close to the town of Ikela in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is just one of the millions of victims of the five year war that ended in 1992.

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The Synergie d'Education Communautaire et d'Appui (SE*CA) program promotes improved stability in war-affected areas by facilitating the reintegration of war-affected youths into their communities and increasing local, regional and national understanding of issues that are key to the political transition.

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30 Sep 2005 description
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NAIROBI, le 30 septembre (IRIN) - Les autorités congolaises ont lancé un ultimatum aux quelque 400 rebelles ougandais de l'Armée de résistance du seigneur (Lord's Resistance Army - LRA) les invitant à quitter le territoire vendredi au plus tard pour éviter de graves problèmes.

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Jean-Tobie Okala/Monuc

Le 27 septembre 2005, le Représentant Spécial Adjoint du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies en RDC, Ross MOUNTAIN a effectué sa 3e visite en quatre mois à Mbuji Mayi, pour s'enquérir de l'évolution du processus d'identification et d'enrôlement des électeurs au Kasaï Oriental, et pour y faire le suivi de la situation humanitaire et sécuritaire. Il était accompagné par le Directeur Pays du PNUD, Babacar Cissé, ainsi que du chef du bureau d'OCHA, Jahal de Meritens.