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01 Feb 2006 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Feb 1, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An eleven-nation summit on restoring stability to Africa's Great Lakes region, earlier scheduled for December, 2005 in Kenya, will now take place in August due to scheduled elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations announced here on Wednesday.

The summit in the Kenyan capital was to be held on December 15 and 16, 2005, but was put off until later this year, Ibrahim Fall, Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Great Lakes Region, told a news conference in Nairobi.

19 Nov 2004 description
report Xinhua

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 19, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- More than a dozen of heads of state gathered here on Friday to attend the inaugural summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region that is expected to bring peace to the region.

06 Jul 2002 description
report Xinhua

DURBAN, South Africa, Jul 6, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Organization of African Unity (OAU) has granted more than 1.7 million US dollars in humanitarian assistance to 13 member states in the past six months, according to an OAU report here on Saturday.

08 Aug 2001 description
report Xinhua

DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 8, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The number of refugees in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries has reached 350,000, with Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo host the lion share of it , according to a U.N. refugee agency.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement released on Wednesday that refugee population in the region increased 7.8 percent from 320,563 to 345,720.