Lome, Togo | | Friday 3/27/2015 - 21:11 GMT
Togo's presidential election has been postponed by 10 days to April 25, the communications minister announced on Friday, after calls for a delay over claims the voter register was flawed.
"The presidential election will be held on April 25, 2015 and not April 15, the initial date," said a presidential decree read on state television in the small West African country by Communications Minister Germaine Koumealo Anate.
As of 08th March 2015, 6,482 cases and 134 deaths (CFR=2.1%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.
*The figures are not taking into account cholera cases and deaths notified in Ghana.
Au 08 mars 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 6,482 cas et 134 décès (Let=2.1%) de choléra dans 6 pays.
*Ces chiffres ne prennent pas en compte les cas et décès rapportés au Ghana.
Lome, Togo | | Thursday 3/26/2015 - 16:02 GMT |
Clashes between restive school pupils and police in southern Togo have left 43 people injured, the government of the west African country said.
Violence erupted Wednesday in the small town of Glei when security forces moved in to disperse students demanding the resumption of classes halted by a long teachers' strike, according to an official statement read on state television.
A la semaine 8 de la saison épidémique 2015, trois (3) districts ont franchi le seuil épidémique et trois (3) autres le seuil d’alerte au Ghana et au Nigeria.
Ghana : Le district de Nadom qui avait franchi le seuil épidémique à la semaine 2 est repassé à nouveau en phase épidémique avec un TA de 19.3 et, le district de Daffiama-Buissie-Issa a franchi le seuil d’alerte avec un TA de 6.0
A call for national and regional containment, recovery and prevention
West African nations that experienced low or zero incidence of Ebola have already been affected by the Ebola crisis because of their deep connections with the three most affected countries.
“The consequences of Ebola are vast,” said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. “Stigma and risk aversion have caused considerable amounts of damage, shutting down borders and indirectly affecting the economies of a large number of countries in the sub-region”.
Au 22 février 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 5,051 cas et 99 décès (Let=2.1%) de choléra dans 6 pays.
Ces chiffres ne prennent pas en compte les cas et décès rapportés au Ghana.
As of 22th February 2015, 5,051 cases and 99 deaths (CFR=2.1%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.
The figures are not taking into account cholera cases and deaths notified in Ghana.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
As of 27 February 2015, the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea, which spread to Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone, has so far lead to 23,694 cases and 9,589 deaths. In Togo, the risks presented by the epidemic are because of its location and movement of populations from among affected countries.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Preliminary estimates indicate above-average cereal production in 2014, despite erratic precipitation in parts of the country
Markets are well supplied and cereal prices generally at low levels, following several consecutive years of good crop
Large number of people faces chronic food insecurity and malnutrition
An above-average harvest was gathered in 2014
While several elections will take place in 2015, the region is experiencing a mix of progress and setbacks, with encouraging transition in Burkina Faso occurring on the back of an alleged coup attempt in Gambia and the escalation of violence in Nigeria.
The region has demonstrated a certain degree of resilience towards the economic impact from Ebola outbreak and falling commodity prices. Such impacts have been mitigated and offset by the increasing diversification of West African economies.
Au 08 février 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 4 315 cas et 94 décès (Let=2,2%) de choléra dans 6 pays. Ces chiffres ne prennent pas en compte les décès rapportés en RDC, en Cote d’Ivoire et au Ghana.
As of 08th February 2015, 4 315 cases and 94 deaths (CFR=2,2%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries. The figures are not taking into account cholera deaths notified in DRC, Ivory Coast and Ghana.
Pya, Togo | AFP | Tuesday 2/24/2015 - 21:51 GMT
Togo's presidential election will be held on April 15, the government said on Tuesday, the eve of a ruling party conference at which incumbent Faure Gnassingbe is expected to be selected as candidate.
The Council of Ministers, sitting in Pya, 440 kilometres (275 miles) north of the capital, Lome, announced in a statement that "the electorate is called for the presidential election on April 15, 2015".
Why an assessment of the right to food in West Africa?
Epidemic prone diseases remain to be serious public health threats to Mem- ber States in the African region. In response to these threats, Member States through the adoption and implementation of the Integrated Diseases Surveil- lance and Response Strategy and the International Health Regulations, con- tinue to strengthen their public health emergency response systems and struc- tures. In this issue, a summary of acute public health events that occurred dur- ing the course of 2014 is provided
In this issue:
20.4 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, down from last year’s high of 25 million people.
Over one million people have been displaced and 6,400 killed by the conflict in Northeast Nigeria in 2014.
Over 717,000 people have been displaced due to the CAR crisis, 442,000 internally. The IDP caseload has halved since the peak of the crisis.