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United States and Five African Countries Announce Intention To Join Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and the United States confirmed last week their intention to join the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA). At the August 4 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit event entitled “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate,” Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States’ intention to join GACSA and encouraged African countries to participate.

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La CEDEAO prépare des volontaires régionaux pour être deployés au Liberia

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ECOWAS

N°: 130/2012

7 mai 2012 [Monrovia - Liberia]

Des jeunes volontaires de diverses spécialités subiront du lundi 7 au samedi 12 mai 2012 à Monrovia une formation à l’issue de laquelle ils seront déployés à travers le Libéria dans le cadre d’une initiative de la CEDEAO visant le renforcement de la paix, la reconstruction nationale et l’accélération du développement dans les Etats membres.

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ECOWAS prepares regional volunteers for deployment in Liberia

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ECOWAS

N°: 130/2012

6 May 2012 [MONROVIA-LIBERIA]

The pioneer ECOWAS Volunteers made of young specialists in various fields of human endeavour are to receive a week-long induction training in Monrovia, Liberia from Monday, 7th May 2012 for their deployment in the country within the framework of regional initiative to strengthen peace-building, national reconstruction and accelerated development in Member States.

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Liberia Joins West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program

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World Bank

Press Release No:2012/037/AFR

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 - The Board of the World Bank approved the third series of the WAAPP’s first phase on March 24, 2011 to include these six countries with a total financing of US$83.3 million. Liberia’s component of this funding includes a US$6 million credit, and an additional US$8 million grant from the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Technical Assistance (TA) Program to support the Rice Research and Productivity Development Program.

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Libya - Complex Emergency U.S. Government Fact Sheet #9, Fiscal Year (FY) 2011

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- On March 9, USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg and U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz accompanied U.S. Ambassador Gordon Gray to the Tunisia-Libya border and the transit camp in Tunisia to meet with migrants, the U.S. Government (USG) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), and relief agencies. The USG officials also attended a non-governmental organization roundtable and met with U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing.

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Peace and Security Council Report No. 15, October 2010

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

Early Warning Issues for October

Country Analysis: Liberia

PSC Retrospective - PSC's cooperation with the ICRC

Regional Analysis: Maghreb

PSC Retrospective: AU Solemn Declaration on A Common African Defence and Security Policy

PSC and Protection of Civilians by AU Missions: Towards Guidelines

PSC Spot Light: The African Union Commission Special Envoys

Important Forthcoming Dates

This Report is an independent publication of the Institute for Security Studies. It is also available on the ISS

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Benin helps launch Convention against light weapons

With the ratification by the government of Benin, the 'Convention against the proliferation of light and small caliber weapons' (ALPC) adopted in June 2006 in Abuja by the 15 member states of Western African States Economic Community (ECOWAS).

The Dakar based organism issued a note saying that the importance of Benin's ratification last September 29, (joining Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo), allows for the convention to be adopted.

The text prohibits arms trafficking between the ECOWAS member states as well as the transfer of weapons to non state

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Humanitarian organization asks Al Gore to produce "shocking" film

Action Against Hunger launches campaign urging the former VP to help end childhood deaths from acute malnutrition

New York, NY - Action Against Hunger announces the U.S. launch of an international grassroots initiative calling on Al Gore to make his next film about global hunger-a crisis that kills one child every six seconds. The No Hunger initiative, which began in Madrid, has gathered more than 64,000 signatures for a petition that will be presented to the former Vice President and Nobel Laureate this December at the climate change conference in Copenhagen. Action Against

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World Bank expands response to food price crisis to $2 billion

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World Bank
- The Bank expands its food crisis facility to $2 billion to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food prices

- Since last May, the facility has approved $916 million worth of projects in 31 countries; with nearly half of the funds supporting projects in Africa

- The number of undernourished is now thought to exceed 1 billion

When word got out earlier this year that cash could be earned to clear garbage, hoe fields or hack brush near Banga in Bong County, Liberia, the desperate stampeded.

"People came rushing on us and we

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Le montant record des crédits accordés cette année par l'IDA dynamise les programmes liés à la lutte contre la pauvreté dans les pays africains

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World Bank
Au Niger, pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest, plus de 265 000 habitants des zones urbaines ont pu être desservis en eau salubre depuis 2005. À Madagascar (a), 1 800 écoles, dispensaires, routes, marchés et systèmes d'irrigation ont été reconstruits depuis les ravages provoqués par les cyclones dans la partie Nord de l'île en 2004. Au Nigéria (a), 600 programmes de lutte contre la pauvreté sont en cours à l'échelon local, et 14 États ont établi des programmes de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA.

Ce ne sont là que quelques-uns des programmes

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Record year of IDA lending accelerates poverty-related programs in African countries

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World Bank
In the West African country of Niger since 2005 some 265,000 people living in urban areas have gained access to clean water. In Madagascar, 1,800 schools, clinics, roads, markets, and irrigation facilities have been rebuilt since cyclones devastated the northern part of the island in 2004. In Nigeria, 600 community-based, poverty reduction programs are underway and 14 states in the country have established HIV/AIDS programs.

These are just some of the results of programs in the region which are benefiting from a record US$5.8 billion

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West Africa: World's poorest region needs $300m in aid this year - UN

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IRIN
[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

DAKAR, 5 December (IRIN) - The United Nations and relief NGOs in West Africa have jointly asked donors for US $309 million in aid for 2007 to keep humanitarian projects rolling in the region's 16 poorest countries.

The appeal is made annually and covers the requirements for the agriculture, food, water, health and human rights projects overseen by the UN and all its partners.

The Consolidated Annual Appeal (CAP) covers the needs of the West African region, where 250 million people live

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UN World Food Programme opens logistics hub in Ghana

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UN News Service
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today opened a major logistics hub in Ghana as it expands its network of depots to ensure that it can respond rapidly to simultaneous humanitarian emergencies around the world.

The new hub, located within the grounds of the international airport in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, will stock supplies such as high-energy biscuits, drinking water, drugs, medical equipment, sanitation and hygiene systems, and radio and telecommunications equipment.

Accra is the third such hub, known as

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West Africa: Stability see-saws in the world's poorest region

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DAKAR, 9 January (IRIN) - West Africa, the world's poorest region, chalked up successes in 2005, with war-battered Liberia and Sierra Leone edging closer to lasting peace. But perennial problems such as corruption and unemployment could still scupper progress, and elsewhere in the region prospects remained bleak.

Liberia, Africa's oldest republic, became the first country on the continent to elect a female president, when Harvard-educated

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Afrique de l'Ouest: Rapport sur la situation humanitaire No 12, Janvier 2005


I Evénements significatifs

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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IRIN-WA Weekly Roundup 138 covering the period 19 - 23 Aug 2002

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IRIN
UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
LIBERIA: Relief worker detained; reconciliation conference

A relief worker was detained this week in Liberia even as the country prepared for a peace conference on Saturday.

Nyeku Na, who works with a Liberian NGO, MERCI, had fled to Sierra Leone when rebels overran a refugee and IDP camp in western Liberia in June, abducting five nurses who work with the NGO. He was detained on Wednesday at the border on re-entering the country.

Up to Friday, there was no indication

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IRIN-WA Weekly Roundup 135 covering the period 27 Jul - 2 Aug 2002

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IRIN
UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
LIBERIA: Reconciliation meeting continues, political detainees still missing

A national reconciliation conference convened by Liberian President Charles Taylor continued this week even as human rights groups pressed the state for proof that three men held incommunicado on suspicion of working for the rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) were still alive.

The conference, which opened on 27 July,

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Bulletin hebdomadaire d'information No. 135 pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest

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IRIN
NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)
(du 27 juillet au 2 août 2002)

LIBERIA: La conférence de réconciliation continue, toujours sans nouvelles des prisonniers politiques

Une conférence de réconciliation nationale convoquée par le président libérien Charles Taylor s'est poursuivie cette semaine, tandis que les organisations des droits de l'homme exhortaient les pouvoirs publics à prouver que trois hommes détenus au secret car soupçonnés

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IRIN Update 700 of events in West Africa

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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-40-4435
e-mail: irin-wa@irin.ci

SIERRA LEONE: Lowest life expectancy in the world

Sierra Leoneans had the lowest life expectancy in the world in 1999, statistics released on Friday by the German Federal Demographic Research Institute revealed. The institute noted that the average life span for a Sierra Leonean was only 37 years, compared to a world wide

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Bulletin d'information No. 700 pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest

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IRIN
NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel [225] 22 40 44 40
Fax [225] 22 40 44 35
E-mail: irin-wa@irin.ci

SIERRA LEONE: L'espérance de vie la plus basse du monde

Les Sierra-Léonais avaient l'espérance de vie la plus basse du monde en 1999, indiquent les statistiques publiées vendredi par l'institut allemand de recherche démographique. L'institut note que la durée de vie moyenne d'un Sierra-Léonais est d'à peine 37 ans, contre une moyenne de 65 au niveau mondial. A l'autre bout de l'échelle,

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