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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 26 – October 2, 2013

 Some relief to dryness is expected across the Gulf of Guinea region during the end of September.

1) A pronounced late start of seasonal rainfall in July has delayed planting by approximately one month and has reduced crop yields across many parts of Sudan. The onset of continuous seasonal rainfall during mid to late September now remains critical for several local areas that have planted late.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET August 8 – August 14, 2013

 Heavy and above-average rains fell in Sudan, causing flooding and infrastructure damages.

1) A poor start of the rainfall season across northwestern Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and bordering areas in Sudan has begun to negatively impact cropping activities, including planting. Above-average rains are, however, forecast during the next outlook period, which could provide some relief to dry conditions throughout the region.

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UN appeals to aid more than 1 million African flood victims fall on deaf ears

UN News Service
Despite urgent appeals United Nations agencies are facing a huge shortfall in funding to help well over a million flood victims across a wide swath of sub-Saharan Africa, from Ghana in the West to Ethiopia in the east, as they face food shortages, loss of crops and even the dangers of landmines from recent conflicts dislodged by the raging waters.

Of nearly $85 million sought recently for just Uganda and Sudan, only about $1 million has been forthcoming.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) voiced deep concern over the situation of some 300,000 people in northern Uganda,

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Integration, locusts and famine key planks of Sahel-Sahara summit

by Boureima Hama
OUAGADOUGOU, May 31 (AFP) - Leaders from the 21-member Community of Sahel and Sahara states will gather here from Wednesday to make concrete progress towards African integration while dealing with the menace of famine and locusts that threaten many of the already instable nations.

"It's a summit with new goals; the time has come to turn CenSad into a real driver for development and integration," said Youssouf Ouedraogo, foreign minister for host Burkina Faso.

"We must also frame our organization's

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