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30 Nov 2015 description


  • El Niño-related dry conditions affect start of 2015/16 cropping season

  • Adequate maize supplies despite 21 percent drop in 2015 production

  • Maize prices above their year-earlier levels

  • Reduced 2015 cereal harvests result in localized food insecurity

29 Nov 2015 description

Mali - violence (MINUSMA, ECHO)

  • A mortar attack on a MINUSMA camp in Kidal, Northern Mali, has claimed the lives of three MINUSMA staff and injured 20. The SRSG, head of MINUSMA, has strongly condemned the attack.

  • Despite the Peace Agreement signed in June this year, violence continues in the North of Mali. As a result, 1.5 million people are still in need of international humanitarian assistance.

29 Nov 2015 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | dimanche 29/11/2015 - 13:23 GMT

Un fourgon de transport de fonds provenant d'une mine d'or du nord du Burkina Faso a été attaqué vendredi par des hommes lourdement armés, a affirmé dimanche à l'AFP le ministre délégué à la Sécurité qui soupçonne un groupe jihadiste.

Un groupe d'hommes armés a attaqué vendredi le fourgon avec des kalachnikov et au lance-roquette, tuant le chauffeur et faisant un blessé, a dit le ministre Alain Zagré.

29 Nov 2015 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Sunday 11/29/2015 - 14:46 GMT

Suspected jihadist fighters attacked an armoured van transporting money from a gold mine in Burkina Faso, the country's security minister said Sunday, the latest sign of Islamist violence spreading from neighbouring Mali.

A group of heavily armed men with rocket launchers and automatic rifles attacked the truck in the country's north on Friday, killing the driver and wounding one other person, security minister Alain Zagre told AFP.

29 Nov 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:46 GMT

  • Water table drops to depth of nearly 100 m in some states

  • Water-intensive crops and back-to-back droughts to blame

  • Local officials impose rules to address shortages

By Krishna N. Das and Mayank Bhardwaj

29 Nov 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Saturday 11/28/2015 - 23:53 GMT

Five people were killed on Saturday in a double suicide attack by two women in the restive far north of Cameroon, the governor of the region said.

"Two women blew themselves up at around 6:00 pm" (1700 GMT) in the town of Dabanga, the governor of the far northern region, Midjiyawa Bakary, told AFP.

"The initial death toll is seven dead, including the two suicide bombers."

28 Nov 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroun | AFP | samedi 28/11/2015 - 23:04 GMT

Cinq personnes ont été tuées samedi soir dans un double attentat-suicide commis par deux femmes à Dabanga, dans l'Extrême-nord du Cameroun, a appris l'AFP auprès du gouverneur de cette région.

"Deux femmes se sont fait exploser vers 18 heures" à Dabanga, a affirmé Midjiyawa Bakary, gouverneur de la région de l'Extrême-nord.

28 Nov 2015 description

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général (RSSG) et Chef de la MINUSMA M. Mongi Hamdi est affligé par la mort de 2 Casques bleus et 1 contracteur de la MINUSMA lors d’une attaque aux tirs de mortier contre le camp de la MINUSMA à Kidal ce matin vers 4 heures, qui a également fait 20 blessés, dont 4 graves. La MINUSMA procède actuellement aux évacuations médicales tout en renforçant son dispositif sécuritaire.

Le Représentant spécial condamne de la façon la plus ferme cette attaque contre le personnel et les contractants des Nations Unies.

28 Nov 2015 description

Sécurité alimentaire

La situation alimentaire reste inquiétante au Tchad. Selon l’analyse du Cadre Harmonisé 2015, 3,4 millions de personnes sont affectées par l’insécurité alimentaire dont 83 000 personnes en phase 4 et 580 000 en phase 3. Ces personnes ont besoin d’une assistance humanitaire d’urgence. 2,7 millions de personnes se trouvent en phase 2 et nécessitent un soutien pour développer leur résilience et moyens d’existence pour ne pas retomber dans une phase plus grave.


28 Nov 2015 description
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Millet, maize, cowpea, and imported rice are the most important food commodities. Millet is consumed by both rural and poor urban households throughout the country. Maize and imported rice are most important for urban households, while cowpea is mainly consumed by poor households in rural and urban areas as a protein source. Niamey is the most important national market and an international trade center, and also supplies urban households. Tillaberi is also an urban center that supplies the surrounding area.

28 Nov 2015 description

Maize grain and maize meal are the most important food commodities and indicators of food security in Zambia. All of the markets represented — with the exception of Kitwe — are in provincial centers and thus provide a geographic representation. Chipata and Choma are both areas of high maize production, while Mansa and Mongu are indicative of low production areas. Kabwe, Kitwe, and Lusaka are all urban areas where demand for these commodities is high. Solwezi is a new mining town with an increasing demand for food commodities .

28 Nov 2015 description
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The livestock sector is central to the economic and cultural life of the Somali people. The sector provides food and income to overpercent of the country’s population. Burao and Galkayo are the largest livestock markets in the Horn of Africa especially for export sheep and goats from the Somali region of Ethiopia and parts of southern Somalia. The majority of the livestock exported through Berbera and Bosasso seaports transit or pass through these markets.