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08 May 2015 description

Welcome to the May issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political vio- lence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and also on the ACLED website.

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:

16 Apr 2015 description

Despite a relative lull in attacks since the March 2015 presidential elections, the insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria is far from over and needs continue to rise. Violence perpetrated by the group is the primary driver of a reported 1.2 million people fleeing to other parts of the country. Mass abductions of women and girls, such as the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, has become a trademark tactic. During the second half of 2014 and early 2015, internal displacement at the hands of Boko Haram was also reported within neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

13 Apr 2015 description

Points Saillants

Globalement, la production de biomasse au Sahel est excédentaire à la moyenne des dernières 16 années. Mais la production de 2014 montre un déclin considérable comparée à l’année 2013. En plus, des bandes sévèrement déficitaires indiquent une période de soudure (mars-juillet) difficile pour les pasteurs de ces zones.

 La saison des pluies en 2014 n’a pas été favorable pour la zone pastorale. Un début tardif combiné avec des anomalies pluviales négatives a eu un impact négatif sur la production de biomasse dans les zones pastorales.

13 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

800,000 children forced to flee violence in Nigeria and region – UNICEF

A year on from the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, UNICEF focuses attention on devastating impact of conflict on children

DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 13 April 2015 – Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups – according to a new report from UNICEF.

27 Mar 2015 description

Kasper Hoffmann

Non-state security actors are growing increasingly important in fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa. This has led to a multiplication of informal security arrangements between security providers, such as vigilantes, local militias, faith-based organisation and private security companies, individual army units, and citizens.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Fund for Peace

Following the party primaries in late 2014, political jockeying has continued between and among parties. The postponement of the elections originally slated for February 14, due to insecurity in the Northeast, appears to have raised the level of uncertainty. In some states, gangs and cult groups have taken sides. In others, political rallies have escalated to violence. Even issues not directly election-related such as communal tensions and criminality have been affected. Logistical challenges around the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have further complicated matters.

12 Mar 2015 description

A call for national and regional containment, recovery and prevention

West African nations that experienced low or zero incidence of Ebola have already been affected by the Ebola crisis because of their deep connections with the three most affected countries.

“The consequences of Ebola are vast,” said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. “Stigma and risk aversion have caused considerable amounts of damage, shutting down borders and indirectly affecting the economies of a large number of countries in the sub-region”.

05 Mar 2015 description

METHODOLOGIE

Le processus de l’élaboration du rapport national d’évaluation des progrès accomplis par le Niger vers l’atteinte des OMD s’articule autour des points suivants :

  • L’étape préliminaire consiste à élaborer des termes de référence prenant en compte la réalisation et la diffusion du rapport. Ce document fait ressortir le contexte dans lequel intervient l’évaluation, les objectifs à la fois globaux et spécifiques, les résultats attendus, les activités à mettre en œuvre, les stratégies de mise en œuvre du projet d’évaluation et les coûts de l’évaluation ;

03 Mar 2015 description

PRINCIPAUX PROBLÈMES HUMANITAIRES

1.1 . L’insécurité alimentaire

L’insécurité alimentaire continue d’être préoccupante, malgré les mesures d’atténuation mises en place par le Gouvernement et les acteurs humanitaires. La faible capacité de production et l’insuffisance des revenus de nombreux ménages limitent leur accès aux vivres, d’où la nécessité de poursuivre l’assistance humanitaire tout en recherchant des solutions durables pour renforcer leur résilience.

03 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

Almost 30 countries vulnerable to a new Ebola-style Epidemic, jeopardising the future of millions of Children – Save the children

Almost 30 countries are highly vulnerable to an Ebola-style epidemic jeopardising the future of millions of children, warns Save the Children in its new report ‘A Wake Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the world’s health systems’.

20 Feb 2015 description
  • Selon les résultats de l’enquête de suivi post-distribution (PDM) réalisée par le PAM en juin 2014, près de 82% des ménages installés sur les camps de réfugiés Maliens possèdent au moins un téléphone portable.

  • Le PAM et ses partenaires ont donc initié un projet pilote pour réaliser des enquêtes auprès des ménages du camp d’Abala (région de Tillabéry) en utilisant la technologie mobile.

17 Feb 2015 description

Donors have committed or contributed US$50.1 million in response to the humanitarian needs in Nigeria and surrounding countries in relation to the Boko Haram insurgency since January 2014. Since the start of 2015, there has been no funding reported to Nigeria; Niger and Cameroon have received a combined total of US$1.5 million in 2015 in response to the emergency needs of Nigerian refugees in their host countries.

10 Feb 2015 description

Depuis le 3 janvier 2015, le groupe armé fondamentaliste nigérian Boko Haram multiplie les attaques au nord du pays, au Cameroun et au Niger, tuant plusieurs milliers de civils. Selon le rapport publié aujourd’hui par la FIDH, « Nigeria : Les crimes de masses de Boko Haram », les crimes commis par ce groupe sont constitutifs de crimes de guerre et de crimes contre l’humanité relevant de la compétence de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI).

10 Feb 2015 description

The need for safety nets in Sub-Saharan Africa is vast. In addition to being the world’s poorest region, Sub-Saharan Africa is also one of the most unequal. In this context, redistribution must be seen as a legitimate way to fight poverty and ensure shared prosperity - and all the more so in countries where growth is driven by extractive industries that are not labor-intensive and often employ very few poor people. Given that most African countries face difficult decisions about how to allocate limited resources among a number of social programs, evidence is important.

04 Feb 2015 description
report Save the Children
  • Global efforts to end preventable child deaths have saved tens of millions of lives since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set, but this progress masks major inequalities within countries

  • Structurally disadvantaged social, economic, or ethnic groups of children are being left behind their better-off peers in more than three-quarters of developing countries

  • Policies which achieve equitable reductions in child mortality across all groups are associated with 6% faster progress in improving overall national child survival rates