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01 May 2016 description

Moroni, COMOROS | AFP | Saturday 4/30/2016 - 19:25 GMT

The Comoros constitutional court on Saturday ordered a partial re-run of the country's April 10 presidential ballot due to "irregularities", a decision that could reverse the close election result.

In a court ruling, president of the Constitutional Court Loutfi Soulaimane asked newly-elected leader Azali Assoumani and elections minister Mohamed el-Had Abbasto to take steps to re-run the second-round poll in 13 constituencies by May 15.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.

27 Apr 2016 description

Key messages

  • The current rainfall season has been the driest in the last 35 years across several parts of the Southern Africa Region. Two consecutive below-average rainy seasons have significantly impacted crop and livestock production, cereal prices, water availability, and livelihoods.

  • Food and nutrition security in the region also remains extremely fragile, with the situation expected to worsen. Overall, 28 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity.

22 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 180,245 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 20 April.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,232, including nearly 500 believed to have died off Libya earlier this month. Reports first surfaced on Monday (18 April) of the deaths of several hundred migrants – believed to be mainly from the Horn of Africa. A definitive account of the tragedy has yet to be confirmed.

22 Apr 2016 description

Situation

• TC FANTALA formed over the south-western Indian Ocean on 11 April. It then moved west, intensifying. It passed near the island of Farquhar on 17 April at 6.00 UTC with max. sustained wind speed of 241 km/h and on 19 April at 18.00 UTC with max. sustained wind speed of 157 km/h, causing damage. On 21 April at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 230 km southwest of the Agalega islands (Mauritius) and 640 km northeast of Madagascar and it had max. sustained wind speed of 167 km/h.

08 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 172,458 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea into Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain through 6 April 2016.

Arrivals to Greece over the past seven days (31 March - 6 April) totalled 1,758 men, women and children. IOM calculates this was roughly the daily average over the three months of January, February and March (see chart, below). This is a significant drop from two weeks ago, which saw 5,293 arrivals by sea.

29 Mar 2016 description

Brussels, 22 March 2016/ IFADEM/ ACP: Eight thousand teachers are set to benefit from a partnership between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union (EU), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).

17 Mar 2016 description

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Thursday 3/17/2016 - 16:32 GMT |

Libyan coastguards and navy special forces on Thursday rescued 187 African migrants and found four bodies after a fire on a boat headed for Europe, a navy spokesman said.

Colonel Ayoub Qassem, quoted by a news agency operated by Libya's unrecognised authorities in Tripoli, said the rescue took place six nautical miles off Sabratha, 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of the capital.

11 Mar 2016 description

Based on Government data from January 2015 to January 2016
Total Arrivals in 2015 - Greece: 856,723 Italy: 153,842
Total Arrivals in January 2016 - Greece: 67,415 Italy: 5,273 Spain: 458

09 Mar 2016 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

 Below average precipitation and drought have raged since last year on the SADC region, the outlook for the remaining months of the current season indicated below average precipitation very likely over most of the eastern part of the region including Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, easternmost of Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and the center of Madagascar. The drought situation and related consequences will persist during the coming months.

29 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 février 2016 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a déclaré dimanche suivre avec préoccupation l'évolution de la situation aux Comores, depuis l'annonce des résultats provisoires des élections qui ont eu lieu le 21 février dernier.

08 Feb 2016 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 573rd meeting, held on 8 February 2016, was briefed by the Department of Political Affairs, of the AU Commission, on elections in Africa.

08 Feb 2016 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l’Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 573ème réunion tenue le 8 février 2016, a suivi une communication du Département des Affaires politiques de la Commission de l’UA sur les élections en Afrique.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

25 Jan 2016 description

This research report draws on empirical case studies on the mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) to provide insights into the experience of low and middle-income countries in Asia. Most case studies are based on reviews and assessments done by international organisations such as the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).