Southern Africa: Weekly Report (23 to 30 September 2013)


Election campaigning started on 24 September 2013. On 26 September 2013 a grenade detonated in front of the home of the President of the Special Electoral Court (CES) in Antananarivo. No damages or casualties were reported.


The consequence of the severe drought suffered during the last agricultural year (2012/2013) continues to impact the southern provinces of Angola, specifically Cunene, Namibe, Benguela, Kwanza Sul, Huila and Kuando Kubango. Out of 1.8 million drought-affected people, the number of people at risk of food insecurity is estimated at about 700,000.

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