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World + 8 others
Conflict trends (no. 26): Real-time analysis of African political violence, May 2014

The May 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends Report examines the tactics, geographic similarities, and the socio-political environments in which both groups operate.

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World + 24 others
Forced Migration Review No. 45: Crisis

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.

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Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 3 Issue 11, 31 January 2014

A general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2013 is provided in this issue.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

Based on data received from the Event Management System (EMS)*, 72 public health events were reported to the Regional Office between January and December 2013, of which 89% (64 / 72) were due to infectious diseases; with cholera being the most frequently reported infectious event (33%). The distribution of these events is shown in figure 1 and 2 and table1.

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World + 18 others
Africans Give Govts Failing Marks On Power, Water Supplies


Cape Town — Although two of every three Africans believe their governments are performing well in the fight against HIV and Aids, fewer approve of their delivery of basic health services and education, and most say governments are failing to provide enough power, water and sanitation.

These are the findings of a new report from Afrobarometer, the 34-country survey which is becoming recognised as Africa's most comprehensive indicator of public opinion.

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Namibia + 2 others
The worst drought in memory

New Era

WINDHOEK – The year 2013 will always be remembered by Namibian farmers as one of the toughest and most challenging periods in 30 years due to the debilitating and devastating drought still threatening the agricultural sector and the country’s food security.

The immediate situation remains serious, and now that the rainy season so far hasn’t brough much rain either the drought underlines the importance of Namibia’s efforts to become climate resilient.

One factor that could make Namibia increasingly prone to drought and extreme weather patterns is climate change.

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World + 10 others
Comparaison des dépenses réelles de consommation des ménages et des niveaux de prix en Afrique

Résumé analytique

Les responsables des Instituts statistiques nationaux ont convenu, dans la Déclaration d’Accra de 2008, d’intégrer le PCI dans leurs travaux statistiques usuels. Un PCI annuel à grande échelle n’étant pas envisageable pour la plupart des pays, la BAD a développé un programme réduit visant à faire des mises à jour annuelles des dernières comparaisons de référence et à aider les pays à renforcer leurs capacités statistiques dans les domaines clés de la comptabilité nationale et des statistiques de prix.

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World + 19 others
Update: How Africa Turned AIDS Around


UNAIDS reports that more than 7 million people are now on HIV treatment across Africa, while new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS continue to fall.

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World + 27 others
Price Watch: March 2013 Prices


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Africa’s Information Highway - The AfDB Launches Open Data Platforms for 20 African Countries

The Open Data Platform is a user-friendly tool for extracting data, creating and sharing own customized reports, and visualizing data across themes, sectors and countries in tables, charts and maps. Through the Open Data Platform, users can access a wide range of development data on African countries from multiple international and national official sources. The platform also facilitates the collection, analysis and sharing of data among countries and with international development partners.

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South Africa + 5 others
“Protect the Goal” campaign launched at opening of the Africa Cup of Nations


The campaign aims to harness the power of football to raise awareness of HIV

JOHANNESBURG, 19 January 2013— The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé and the President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou launched the “Protect the Goal” initiative on January 19 at the opening ceremony of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations in Johannesburg.

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Somalia + 11 others
Conflict trends (no. 7): Real-time analysis of African political violence, October 2012

This month’s Conflict Trends report is the seventh monthly publication by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Dataset (ACLED) publishing and analysing realtime disaggregated data on political conflict on the African continent. This issue will focus on developments in DR-Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South Africa. We also present a thematic focus on violent Islamist groups across the African continent in the third of our special focus features.

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Chad + 15 others
Flood report over west Africa-September 2012 [EN/FR]



Many cities in sub-Saharan Africa experienced flash and/or Riverine floods in August 2012. Favorable conditions for moderate to heavy precipitation associated to a very active monsoon included an active phase of the MJO, an ENSO in its transition phase toward El Nino and an above normal temperature pattern over the Mediterranean region interacting with the African summer monsoon.
This report describes these patterns, related flooding events and impacts.

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World + 7 others
Deputy Secretary-General Urges Global Unity in Empowering Women Politically, Erasing Gender-Based Oppression from All Aspects of Life


Committee on Elimination of
Discrimination against Women
1039th Meeting (AM)

UN Women Chief Hails Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Wisdom, Energy at Commemoration of Treaty’s Thirtieth Anniversary

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Algeria + 39 others
African Elections 2012

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Ethiopia + 10 others
Poverty is on the retreat in Africa

Overcoming extreme poverty remains at the top of the development agenda in Africa and this commitment is paying off but at a slower pace. Recent evidence indicates that poverty in Africa and in all the regions of the world declined over the period 2005-2010. In Africa, the proportion of people living below the poverty line decreased to 40% in 2008 from 47% in 1990, making it the first ever reversal of the long term poverty trend (see Figure 1). However, there are disparities in the rate of decline between Africa and other regions.

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Ethiopia + 10 others
CAHOSCC: “Africa should speak with one voice in articulating its demands” - Ping

African Union


Addis Ababa, 16 November 2011- The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, hosted the Meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) today Wednesday 16 November 2011, at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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World + 26 others
Policy framework for pastoralism in Africa

African Union

Executive Summary

The mandate of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission is to initiate and promote policies that can contribute to the development of rural economy and improve livelihoods through increasing agricultural productivity, ensuring food security, and enhancing sustainable use and management of Africa’s natural resources.

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Algeria + 9 others
Africa Food Security Brief Quarterly Bulletin Issue No. 1: June 2011


\1. Overview of the recent trends of food prices

  • The global food prices escalated in February 2011
  • Recent developments in food prices in Africa

\2. Undernourishment and food supply/availability

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Algeria + 18 others
Five Feet High and Rising: Cities and Flooding in the 21st Century

World Bank


Urban flooding is an increasingly important issue. Disaster statistics appear to show flood events are becoming more frequent, with medium-scale events increasing fastest. The impact of flooding is driven by a combination of natural and human-induced factors.