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Contributor: Jennifer G. Cooke, Richard Downie
Jul 7, 2011
By Richard Downie, Jennifer G. Cooke
Jun 30, 2011
A municipal health needs assessment was conducted by a Boston University Doctor of Public Health student to fulfill an academic practicum requirement. Data were collected in Luanda and the municipality of Cuango, Angola during the period of September 20 through October 20, 2007. The following is an abbreviated version of the results of the assessment.
On January 15 voter registration started again with a series of recommendations from the National Electoral Commission (CNE). Opposition parties should be allowed to participate with 1018 monitors each and, in order to enhance their mobility, have their credentials assigned to municipalities instead of specific teams of registration officials. The CNE further urged for a quick delivery of registration mappings and assured that all citizens who complete majority until December 2007 could register.
Country Stability and Conflictive Events
- The most important domestic developments included the start of the voter registration process, while elections were further shifted to 2008, and the peace process in the enclave of Cabinda, which was undermined by ongoing low-intensity armed conflict and significant tension at the political level.
The fight against hunger and undernutrition has been a long-standing component of development efforts. Strategies to improve food security and nutrition are not only worth pursuing for their own sake, but are also key elements of poverty reduction. In spite of this, progress in combating hunger and malnutrition has been lagging for decades. Best practices to combat hunger and undernutrition have been available for a long while, but a lack of political will among leaders and a lack of political power among the poor have hampered their implementation.
Country Stability and Conflictive Events (relative)
A regional seminar on internal displacement was convened from 24-26 August 2005 in Gaborone, Botswana, hosted by the Government of Botswana and co-sponsored by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and the Brookings Institution-University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement. It was the first seminar of its kind focused on internal displacement in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
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.
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.
AFRICAN SECURITY ANALYSIS PROGRAMME OCCASIONAL PAPER,
Published in Monograph No 83, April 2003
João Gomes and Imogen Parsons