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30 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 30 April (IRIN) - Ambassador Jean-David Levitte, the French diplomat heading the current UN Security Council mission to the Great Lakes region, on Monday encouraged all parties to the recently-concluded inter-Congolese dialogue (ICD) to be "flexible" in their demands and to agree to hold discussions on substantive issues and the steps to achieve reconciliation, Radio France Internationale (RFI) reported.

30 Apr 2002 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By William Maclean

30 Apr 2002 description

InFocus Programme on Crisis Response and Reconstruction
Working Paper 6
Desmond Cohen

30 Apr 2002 description


INTRODUCTION
This is the first issue in 2002 of this quarterly report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation, cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

29 Apr 2002 description

KINSHASA, April 29 (AFP) - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday ruled out an extension of peace talks designed to end a four-year civil war, saying a deal it reached with one rebel group was final.

29 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 29 April (IRIN) - The Ugandan government has no official plans to subject a group of returnees recently expelled from Tanzania, where they had been living, to military and political training, a senior official in the Office of the Prime Minister has told IRIN.

28 Apr 2002 description

KAMPALA, April 28 (AFP) - Up to 60 mourners have been shot dead in southern Sudan by suspected Ugandan rebels who forced them to eat a dead body they were about to bury, the Ugandan army charged Sunday.

Army spokesman Major Shaban Bantariza told AFP that the attack took place Friday on the ranges of mountain Agoro, which straddles the Uganda, Sudan border.

"The LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) attacked them as they were about to bury a person," Bantariza said, adding that Ugandan forces battling the rebels in the area gave the report.

26 Apr 2002 description

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26 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

26 Apr 2002 description

Khartoum (dpa) - Rebels of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) are militarily clearing their way as they flee into Imatong mountains to avoid a Uganda army offensive against their bases in southern Sudan.

Dr Theophilous Ochang Lotti, chairman and commander-in-chief of the Equatoria Defence Force (EDF), said Friday that the LRA moving in thousands with heavy armaments attacked and dislodged the EDF from their base at Katire 30 kilometres south of Torit town on April 23.

26 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

26 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 26 April (IRIN) - Uganda's recent vote in favour of a UN resolution expressing concern over the human rights situation in neighbouring Sudan, will have little effect on the good relations currently enjoyed by the two countries, government officials in Kampala have said.

25 Apr 2002 description
report Oxfam

La guerra y el desplazamiento de tropas multiplica de manera exponencial la incidencia del sida en RD Congo

25 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 25 April (IRIN) - Uganda's third deputy premier, James Wapakhabulo, is in the Rwandan capital Kigali, to meet President Paul Kagame, an official in Rwanda confirmed to IRIN on Thursday. He added, however, that he had no details of Wapakhabulo's programme.

25 Apr 2002 description
report Voice of America

Voice of America, April 25, 2002

Peter W. Singer, John M. Olin Post-Doctoral Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies

MR. BORGIDA: And joining me now live from the Brookings Institution in Washington, Peter Singer. He has studied the subject of child soldiers, who now seem to be involved in a wide variety of movements and terrorist organizations. Thank you so much for joining us, Mr. Singer. We appreciate your time.

Talk to us a bit about who child soldiers are. Define the term for us, please - an age perhaps?

MR.