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31 Mar 2000 description

Representatives of armed opposition groups, government observers and landmine ban campaigners met last week in Geneva with experts in the field of international humanitarian law to begin a dialogue process seeking to engage non-state armed organizations in a landmine ban.

31 Mar 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa drought - regional update B) Somalia C) Southern Africa floods: Madagascar and Mozambique D) East Africa: Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania.

31 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129

31 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

Rebels slam government disruption of Nuba vaccination campaign

31 Mar 2000 description

The Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Carol Bellamy, told a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon that education was the most important means of preventing the exploitation of children in armed conflict. The early re-establishment of education programmes must be part of any effort to protect and rehabilitate children once a conflict was over, she said.

31 Mar 2000 description

The Horn of Africa is on the brink of a major humanitarian crisis with some 12.4 million people in five countries facing severe food shortages and possibly famine because of drought.

31 Mar 2000 description


WFP - SUDAN, EMOP 6215.00
1.1 March 2000 Highlights

30 Mar 2000 description

BOMBING OF CIVILIAN TARGETS ACCELERATES IN SOUTHERN SUDAN

30 Mar 2000 description

Faced with a drought equivalent to the one that ravaged the Horn of Africa 15 years ago, the Secretary-General had appointed Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), as his Special Envoy on the drought in the region, Carolyn McAskie, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator a.i., said at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.

30 Mar 2000 description

KHARTOUM, March 30 (AFP) - The Eritrean government has offered its good offices to achieve reconciliation between the Sudanese governement and opposition in the interests of Sudan, its neighbours and the region, an official statement said Thursday.

The statement, issued by Sudan's ruling National Congress party, said an Eritrean government delegation had given the message to party secretary general Hassan al-Turabi late Wednesday before leaving for Asmara.

29 Mar 2000 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

KHARTOUM, March 29 (Reuters) - Sudan's government and southern rebels plan to resume talks on Monday aimed at ending the 17-year-old civil war in Africa's biggest country.

The official Sudan News Agency reported on Wednesday that a government delegation led by presidential adviser Nafie Ali Nafie would meet representatives of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in Nairobi on Monday.

The meeting is the latest in several rounds of largely fruitless peace talks that have taken place under the auspices of a regional African grouping known as IGAD …

29 Mar 2000 description

KHARTOUM, March 29 (AFP) - A Sudanese government delegation will leave for Nairobi Sunday for a new round of peace talks with the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) scheduled for April 3-7, SUNA news agency reported Wednesday.

Led by presidential adviser for peace affairs Nafie Ali Nafie, the team is the same that took part in the last round of talks near the Kenyan capital in February.

28 Mar 2000 description

(Internally displaced persons should be protected as refugees) (3650)

28 Mar 2000 description
report Sudan Working Group

Bernard Cardinal Law
Archbishop of Boston
Chairman, International Policy Committee
U.S. Catholic Conference

27 Mar 2000 description

The following document, an update from the Washington Office on Africa briefing paper of November 1999, was prepared by WOA for the Presbyterian Church USA's Stewardship of Public Life publication series.

The devastating civil war in Sudan that began in 1955 has now raged for 33 of the past 44 years. Since we last wrote about the Sudan crisis in August 1998, there have been both promising and discouraging developments.

27 Mar 2000 description


This edition covers the period February - March 2000
REGIONAL ISSUES

26 Mar 2000 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

NAIROBI, March 26 (Reuters) - A large number of refugees are fleeing from southern Sudan into neighbouring countries in fear of government air raids, factional fighting and general lawlessness, the U.N.