Southern Africa Weekly Report (27 August to 2 September 2013)

Regional:
According to the outcome of the Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF), normal to above normal rainfall can be expected for most of the region this coming rainfall season (October 2013 to March 2014).

Madagascar:
The first round of presidential elections has been scheduled for 25 October 2013, and if required the second round will be held concurrently with the legislation elections on 20 December 2013.
The CES (Special Electoral Court) dismissed the motion filed by Lalao Ravalomanana to submit an alternative candidate from the Ravalomanana movement for the presidential elections.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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