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11 Aug 2005 description

"A 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment" is an initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to develop a shared vision and consensus for action on how to meet future world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment.

30 Jun 2005 description

Risk Assessment:

The Country Stability index continued to fluctuate slightly at the same level as during the previous monitoring period, while the Conflictive Actions curve is marked by a sharp peak in December, followed by smaller peaks in March and May.

Country Stability was not affected by the worst outbreak of a Marburg epidemic worldwide, which according to the World Health Organization has claimed 356 deaths out of 422 reported cases. Apart from a few cases, since, the epidemic remained largely contained in the northern border province of Uige.

30 Jun 2005 description


- Con excepción de Argelia, existían negociaciones formales o exploratorias en todos los conflictos africanos. A escala global, en el 73% de los conflictos armados existentes hay negociaciones abiertas.
- Una vez completado el despliegue de las misiones de mantenimiento de la paz en Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, Sudán y RD Congo, en estos cuatro países habrá unos 54.000 cascos azules.

- Finalizaron sin éxito los intentos de negociación con la guerrilla ELN, en Colombia, y con el grupo maoísta CPI, en el estado de Andra Pradesh (India).

30 Jun 2005 description
  • Con excepción de Argelia, existían negociaciones formales o exploratorias en todos los conflictos africanos. A escala global, en el 73% de los conflictos armados existentes hay negociaciones abiertas.

  • Una vez completado el despliegue de las misiones de mantenimiento de la paz en Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, Sudán y RD Congo, en estos cuatro países habrá unos 54.000 cascos azules.

  • Finalizaron sin éxito los intentos de negociación con la guerrilla ELN, en Colombia, y con el grupo maoísta CPI, en el estado de Andra Pradesh (India).

14 Apr 2005 description

The agreement between Angola and Zambia to reconstruct the life-line Benguela railway is the latest example of practical commitment to regional integration in southern Africa and economic development on the continent.

The US$60 million project to rebuild the Benguela rail line is a direct dividend of the peace process that ended a protracted civil war that, for 27 years, tore apart and slowed down Angola's otherwise vibrant economy.

21 Feb 2005 description

ACCORD is conducting a baseline study on restructuring education in post-conflict countries, with a particular focus on Mozambique, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The study is in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) based in Pretoria, South Africa.

01 Feb 2005 description

Armed conflicts are defined as political conflicts in which armed combat involves the armed forces of at least one state or one or more armed factions seeking to gain control of all or part of the state, and in which at least 1,000 people have been killed by the fighting during the course of the conflict. Globally, the number of armed conflicts has been decreasing since 1995, when it peaked at 44 recorded civil wars. By 2003, seven of these conflicts had ended, and in 2003 there were 37 active conflicts in the world. More than 80 percent of these conflicts were in Asia and Africa.

07 Jan 2005 description


Risk Assessment:

Since July, the Country Stability curve appears to re-approach the high level constantly featured throughout 2003, following slight fluctuations since February. Relative Government Direct Actions remain on a low level, mirroring Country Stability fluctuations.