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21 May 2015 description
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Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

20 May 2015 description

18 May 2015 – SRSG Miguel Trovoada witnessed today in the Parliament the swearing-in ceremony of the 32 members of the Commission for the National Conference on Reconciliation, marking its official revival.

The ceremony was chaired by the Speaker of the National Popular Assembly (ANP, Portuguese acronym) ANP Speaker, Cipriano Cassamá.

19 May 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production is estimated to have dropped by 36 percent in 2014 due to insufficient rains
  • About 110 000 people need urgent assistance

Seasonably dry conditions prevail

The rains have not yet started and farmers are currently preparing their fields. Planting of the 2015 cereal crops is expected to start in the weeks ahead with the onset of the rains.

18 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 19 avril 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 8,239 cas et 151 décès (Let = 1.8%) de cholé-ra dans 6 pays.

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As of 19th April 2015, 8,230 cases and 151 deaths (CFR = 1.8%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

17 May 2015 description

AMOUNT: EUR 122 608 841

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

The humanitarian situation in Nigeria and neighboring countries such as Niger has worsened over the first months of 2015. An amount of EUR 6 959 205 from the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000 has to be shifted to the Manmade disaster specific objective to cover unforeseen needs.

12 May 2015 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

  • During June-July-August 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, extreme southern Mali, Western half of Côte d’Ivoire, coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.

  • Below average precipitation is likely over Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, extreme Southern-West Ghana, lake chad region, extreme southern of South Sudan and Ethiopia, northern-east DCR, northern Uganda, and Kenyan from May to August

11 May 2015 description

L’ESSENTIEL

  • Des productions agricoles globalement satisfaisantes au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest pour la campagne 2014-2015.

  • Selon l’analyse régionale du Cadre harmonisé de mars 2015, 4 749 000 personnes sont en situation de crise et d'urgence dans la région en mars et mai 2015.

11 May 2015 description

KEYS POINTS

  • Globally good agricultural production in the Sahel and West Africa 2014-2015 campaign.

  • The regional analysis of the Cadre harmonisé in March showed that 4,749,000 persons will be in a situation of food security crisis and emergency in the region from March to May 2015.

  • From June 2015, the nutritional situation in the Sahel may become worrying, as global acute malnutrition rates are expected to exceed the alert threshold (10 percent) in several areas, and may reach the emergency threshold (15 percent) in some places.

05 May 2015 description

Overview

This report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2014. The Operational Plan for 2014 has been implemented with some adjustments to some planned activities due to the limited funding available.

04 May 2015 description
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General Situation during April 2015
Forecast until mid-June 2015

01 May 2015 description

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.

01 May 2015 description

Key messages

  • Nigeria has successfully weathered the stress test of presidential elections. This peaceful transition has reinforced the democratisation process occurring throughout West Africa. Other crucial elections are planned in the region in the coming months.

  • Both the Ebola crisis and falling oil prices were a shock to the region. West Africa recorded 6% growth in 2014 and will continue the trend this year. The diversification of the economy, in agriculture and in services, will protect against external shocks.

28 Apr 2015 description

IMF Projects Solid Growth for Sub-Saharan Africa in the Face of Headwinds

Press Release No. 15/179
April 28, 2015

Introducing the April 2015 IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the IMF’s African Department commented today:

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

24 Apr 2015 description

22 April 2015 - The history of Guinea-Bissau has been marked by instability, human rights violations and fragile institutions. Gun ownership in the hands of civilians has been one of the causes and consequence of that instability. To try to put an end to this situation, the Guinean authorities with the support of the United Nations is calling in the population to deliver and register any weapons in their possession.

22 Apr 2015 description

SUMMARY
 The decline in confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has halted over the last three weeks. To accelerate the decline towards zero cases will require stronger community engagement, improved contact tracing and earlier case identification. In the week to 19 April, a total of 33 confirmed cases was reported, compared with 37 and 30 in the preceding weeks.

21 Apr 2015 description

21 April 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau, Miguel Trovoada, met President José Mário Vaz for a “routine” visit and to brief him on the parliament’s request for support to the national reconciliation process and constitutional reform. At the end of the visit the SRSG said the international community looks at Guinea-Bissau with “optimism”. Speaking to the media at the end of the meeting, the very first one after the 25 March round-table in Brussels, SRSG Trovoada said it was a routine visit.

21 Apr 2015 description

15 April 2015 – Bissau-Guinean women are still facing many obstacles to achieve gender equality in Guinea-Bissau. Despite being more than half of the population, and although after last elections there was a slight increase of the number of women elected in the Parliament -14 over 102-, women continue to be underrepresented in decision-making processes.