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Sudan appeals for UN assistance in removing landmines

KHARTOUM, March 1 (AFP) - The Sudanese government appealed Monday to the United Nations to help it remove landmines from battlegrounds in the south and east of the country.

Sudan is "doing its best" to remove the landmines, State Foreign Minister Ali Abdel Rahman al Nimeiri told a press conference, adding that Khartoum hoped the United Nations could support its efforts.

Nimeiri said between half a million and two million mines are strewn across an area of more than 10 million hectares (25 million acres) in southern and eastern Sudan.

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Sudan: Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union

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Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union in connection with the incoming Ministerial Mission of the Co-Presidency of the IPF Committee on Sudan

Brussels, 22 January 1999 - In view of the incoming Ministerial Mission to the region of the Co-Presidency of the IPF Committee on Sudan, the European Union, while recognising the progresses and the efforts made sofar, reiterates the importance of extending the current cease-fire in time and renews its appeal for its geographical

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Landmines: Ottawa Treaty becomes law

Joint communication to the press: ICRC No. 99/10 - Federation No. 99/05
Geneva (ICRC/Federation) - On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of mine victims and the millions who live each day in fear of those weapons, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies whole-heartedly welcome the entry into force of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on their Destruction (the Ottawa treaty).

The treaty, which has become law more

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Mysterious Epidemic Claims 580 Lives In Sudan Province

NAIROBI - A mysterious epidemic is spreading like a wild fire, claiming hundreds of lives in southern Sudan's Lake Province and Yirol County.

The newly appointed Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Rumbek, Monsignor Ceasar Mazzolari said here last week that the epidemic was first reported in December last year but so far there has been no international intervention to bring it under control.

Bishop Mazzolari was speaking on arrival from an extensive tour of the war-torn expansive state. The symptoms of the killer-disease, said the Comboni missionary, are headache, diarrhoea

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IRIN Update No. 619 for Central and Eastern Africa

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ETHIOPIA/ERITREA: Frontier quiet as Ethiopia deliberates on ceasefire

The Ethiopian/Eritrean frontier remained quiet today (Monday), government sources in both countries confirmed. Consultations were held in Addis Ababa to determine the next step after what the Ethiopian government called a "total victory for operation sunset," on

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U.S. Department of State: Sudan Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1998


Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, February 26, 1999.

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Bulletin d'information quotidien No. 619 sur l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est

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ETHIOPIE/ERYHTREE

Frontière calme, l'Ethiopie délibère sur le cessez-le-feu

La frontière érythréo-éthiopienne est calme ce lundi, signale-t-on de source gouvernementale confirmée dans les deux pays. Des consultations ont eu lieu à Addis-Abeba pour décider de la suite des événements après ce que le gouvernement éthiopien a qualifié

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Sudan Bulletin No. 75: 14 - 20 Feb 1999

1. HIGHLIGHTS
Increased malnutrition levels are being reported in Alek (Gogrial County) and Acumcum (Wau County). WFP is monitoring closely the food needs of locations in Bahr el Ghazal where there are high concentrations of displaced persons.

2. DISTRIBUTION

2.1 Northern Sector

Bahr el Ghazal: A total of 18,969 beneficiaries in Aweil received 195 MT of relief food from WFP during the week. The beneficiaries included 3,566 people who have arrived in Aweil from nearby areas since December 1998.

The newly arrived cited food shortages

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El Niño/La Niña Update


Produced in collaboration with IRI
International Research Institute For Climate Prediction
This El Niño/La Niña Update is based on information obtained from the national Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of WMO Member States and affiliated organizations. Information contained herein is current as of 18 February 1999. Extracts may be freely used elsewhere provided acknowledgement of their source is made. Users are strongly advised to contact their NMHS for more detailed information.

INTRODUCTION

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Operation Lifeline Sudan (Southern Sector) Weekly Report 21st - 28th Feb

Weekly Report 21st - 28th February
General Situation

Ongoing WFP assessments in Bahr el Ghazal, Equatoria, Unity/Upper Nile/Jonglei indicate that the food deficit is now about 10-30 percent among the poorest sectors of the population, but may reach as high as 50-60 percent before the 1999 harvest season in September-October. The most vulnerable are the internally displaced. The food deficit is expected to increase gradually towards May-July. The overall food deficit in many places depends greatly on the availability of wild foods and other local food sources.

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MSF Aid Agency slams U.N. relief operation in Sudan

By David Fox

NAIROBI, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A leading international aid agency says the United Nations has allowed thousands of tons of food meant for famine victims in south Sudan to be misappropriated at a cost of millions of dollars to donors. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a report issued on Friday that Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) -- a consortium of U.N. and non-governmental agencies -- was "incapable of ensuring the respect for humanitarian principles that are supposed to govern it".

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Sudan meningitis deaths rise to 175 since December: WHO

GENEVA, Feb 26 (AFP) - A meningitis epidemic has killed 175 people in Sudan since December, with more than 1,000 cases counted, the World Health Organization said Friday.

"WHO is very worried," spokesmanGregory Harl said, adding that the incidence of meningitis in Sudan represented fully half of all cases reported in Africa since January.

The meningitis outbreak was unexpected as the epidemic season usually falls between April and July, but Sudan lies within an expanding African cerebrospinal meningitis belt and has been severely affected by sporadic waves of the disease.

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WFP Emergency Report No. 08 of 1999: Sudan

This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia - Kosovo B) Cambodia C) Sudan D) East and Central Africa: Tanzania, DR Congo and Congo/Brazzaville E) Sierra Leone F) Guinea.
From Manuel Aranda da Silva, Chief, Technical Support Service. Available on the Internet on the WFP Home Page at http://www.wfp.org/ or by electronic mail from Deborah.Hicks@wfp.org or Natasha.Nadazdin@wfp.org (fax 39 06 6513 2837). For information on resources, donors are requested to contact Aleesa.Blum@wfp.org or Marius.deGaayFortman@wfp.org at WFP Rome,
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IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-Up 8-99 covering the period 19-25 Feb 1999

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Garreton's visit

Western countries should take action to help Tutsis detained in Kinshasa and elsewhere in the DRC, including by giving them at least temporary asylum, Roberto Garreton, UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the DRC, told IRIN on Thursday

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Bulletin d'information hebdomadaire No. 8-99 sur l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est

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REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO (RDC)

La visite de Garreton

Les pays occidentaux devraient prendre des mesures pour venir en aide aux personnes d'origine tutsie détenues à Kinshasa et dans d'autres régions de la RDC, entre autres, en les prennant en charge, au moins pour une certaine période, a fait savoir jeudi à IRIN

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IRIN Update No. 618 for Central and Eastern Africa

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Regional summit calls for ceasefire

The heads of state of seven Central African nations, meeting in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde yesterday (Thursday), called for a ceasefire in the DRC conflict and the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country, Reuters reported. It said the summit called on

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Bulletin d'information quotidien No. 618 sur l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est

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REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO (RDC)

Un sommet régional appelle à la trêve

Les chefs d'Etat de sept pays d'Afrique centrale se sont rencontrés hier jeudi dans la capitale camerounaise, Yaoundé, et ont appelé au cessez-le-feu dans le conflit en RDC ainsi qu'au retrait de toutes les troupes étrangères du pays, a rapporté Reuter. L'agence a

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Sudan Bulletin No. 74: 06 - 13 Feb 1999

World Food Programme - Rome
1. HIGHLIGHTS

Influxes of returnees were noted in several locations in Gogrial, Twic and Yirol counties in Bahr el Ghazal. WFP is closely monitoring the food security situation in these locations.Insecurity linked to train movement northwards of Wau town led to the evacuation of a number of locations in Bahr el Ghazal. Similarly, Thiek Thou (Gogrial County) was evacuated following insecurity in the area. Ongoing assessments indicate in several locations in southern Sudan that current food deficits vary from 10% to over 30% depending on the availability

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IRIN Update No. 617 for Central and Eastern Africa

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Garreton seeks help for Tutsis

The international community should take action to help ethnic Tutsis deprived of their liberty in Kinshasa and other areas of the DRC, Roberto Garreton, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the DRC, told IRIN today (Thursday).

"Western countries should assist

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