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28 Mar 2018 description

"We ask for medicine but they don't send us anything"

(Repeats story published on March 25 with no changes)

  • Angolan health centres lack drugs and equipment

  • President Lourenço has vowed to improve health system

  • State budget for health lags peers

By Stephen Eisenhammer

OKANAUTONI, Angola, March 25 (Reuters) - Apart from a few packs of medicine and plastic jars, the shelves at the Okanautoni health centre in southern Angola are bare and lack basic drugs for saving lives.

10 May 2017 description

Refugees to be moved from overcrowded villages to a refugee camp in Lovua, about 1,000 km (600 miles) east of the capital Luanda

LUANDA, May 10 (Reuters) - Thousands of people have fled fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo over the past month and sought refuge in neighbouring Angola, a provincial governor said, an exodus that is straining resources in villages along the border.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

23 Dec 2016 description

More than 15 million Angolans and 10 million Congolese were vaccinated under a campaign coordinated by the WHO

LUANDA, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Angola declared the end of the world's worst yellow fever epidemic in a generation on Friday after a U.N.-backed vaccination campaign of 25 million people that resulted in no new cases in six months.

The outbreak began a year ago in a slum in the capital, Luanda, before spreading throughout Angola, a war-scarred southeast African nation, and into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. In all, more than 400 people died.

24 Oct 2013 description
  • Zambia, Angola cut GDP forecast because of drought

  • Despite resource wealth, agriculture remain big employer

  • Normal rains expected for 2013/14 season - famine network

By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Shrikesh Laxmidas

JOHANNESBURG/LUANDA Oct 24 (Reuters) - Spells of drought in southern African this year have hit agricultural output and hurt economic growth in countries such as Zambia and Angola, underscoring the lingering importance of farming to the resource-rich region's prosperity.

17 May 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 16 May 2013 10:15 AM

By Isaiah Esipisu

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The future of cassava, one of the most climate-resilient crops in Africa, may be under threat because rising temperatures have led to a dramatic increase in the number of whiteflies, tiny insects that spread the deadly cassava brown streak virus.

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09 May 2013 description

Source: Reuters - Thu, 9 May 2013 08:43 PM
Author: Reuters

Drought lasts two years in southern province of Cunene

Government to send emergency medical aid, food, water

UNICEF said 2012 drought affected 1.8 mln people

LISBON, May 9 (Reuters) - Angola set up an emergency plan on Thursday for the southern province of Cunene, where an estimated 300,000 people are at risk of malnutrition because of a two-year-long drought.

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09 Oct 2012 description

Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:01 GMT

By Alister Doyle

OSLO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Wheat production in sub-Saharan Africa is at only 10 to 25 percent of its potential and nations can easily grow more to limit hunger, price shocks and political instability, a study showed on Tuesday.

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27 Sep 2011 description

27 Sep 2011 09:00 Source: Reuters // Reuters

By Kate Kelland

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The GAVI international immunisations group said on Tuesday it had agreed more than 50 new deals to fund potentially life-saving vaccines for children in 37 developing countries.

25 Aug 2011 description

24 Aug 2011 17:07

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The El Nino climate cycle, which spreads warm, dry air around the globe every four years or so, doubles the risk of civil wars in 90 tropical countries, researchers reported on Wednesday.

And because El Nino patterns can be predicted up to two years in advance, scientists suggest their findings could be used to help prepare for some conflicts and the humanitarian crises they cause.

11 Feb 2011 description
  • 182 rapes in January amid mass expulsions, envoy says

    * Uniformed security forces responsible, victims say

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Systematic sexual violence continues to be carried out against Congolese women and girls caught up in mass expulsions from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a U.N. envoy said on Friday.

    Read the full article on Reuters-Alertnet.

24 Oct 2010 description

24 Oct 2010 16:57:34 GMT

* Angola starts deporting Congolese again -reports

* Fears of new wave of civilians across border

By Katrina Manson

KINSHASA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Angola has deported nearly 200 Congolese citizens, according to humanitarian reports, prompting fears of a new wave of mass expulsions that saw tens of thousands displaced last year.

Dozens of men, women and children have arrived in Congo's southern Bandundu province, which lies on Angola's northern border, stripped of their clothes and some badly beaten or raped, according to a humanitarian report …

01 Oct 2010 description

01 Oct 2010 09:30:05 GMT

* Angola govt urged to make vaccination a national priority

* Prolonged outbreak has spread to DRC, threatens others

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - A persistent outbreak of polio in Angola is now a matter of international concern and health authorities there must step up their efforts to stamp it out, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

The WHO's spokeswoman on polio eradication, Sona Bari, said an outbreak of the crippling virus, which started in 2007 after Angola had been polio-free …

09 Aug 2010 description
  • Millions of landmines still scattered across the nation

    * Angola is carrying out extensive de-mining programme

    LUANDA, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Landmines left behind by Angola's three-decade long civil war have killed 166 people and injured hundreds more in the last four years, a study showed on Monday.

    The war, which turned into one of the longest Cold War conflicts, resulted in half a million dead and hundreds of thousands of landmine injuries.

15 Mar 2010 description

15 Mar 2010 15:15:54 GMT

(Adds Zambia)

LUANDA, March 15 (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed by floods in Angola and neighbouring Zambia, officials said on Monday.

Twelve people were killed after heavy rain caused flooding, landslides and house collapses in Angola's capital, Luanda, the city's vice-governor said.

Torrential downpours also hit Zambia, where eight people died and hundreds more were displaced as floods swept away roads, bridges and government buildings, disaster officials said.

The rain, which began early on Monday, left dozens of Angolans …

10 Mar 2010 description
  • Mozambique issues red alert in some flooded areas

    * Flooding expected to continue but human lives not at risk

    * Mozambique to evacuate about 130,000 people

    (Recasts with floods in Angola)

    By Henrique Almeida

    LUANDA/MAPUTO, March 10 (Reuters) - Flooding in Mozambique and Angola has displaced thousands of families, prompting both governments to step up rescue operations and Mozambican authorities to issue a red alert for some areas.

    Torrential rain that has swept central Mozambique and southern Angola for weeks has caused some rivers to overflow into villages along …

17 Jan 2010 description

17 Jan 2010 18:37:39 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Leading human rights activist arrested in Cabinda

* Arrest is third this week after priest, academic taken in

* Arrests take place after attack on Togo soccer team

(Adds comment from minister and former FLEC fighter)

By Henrique Almeida

CABINDA, Angola, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A leading human rights activist was arrested in Cabinda on Sunday, a lawyer said, as Angolan authorities continue their investigation into an attack there on Togo's soccer team last week.

Francisco Luemba, a former member of the only human rights …

14 Jan 2010 description
  • Attack on footballers puts Cabinda on the map

    * Cabindans seek bigger share of wealth

    * Crackdown on insurgents expected after attack

    By Julien Pretot

    CABINDA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - After losing an arm and most of his friends fighting for the independence of Cabinda, Pedro Puna quit the FLEC rebels long before they grabbed world attention with a deadly ambush on Togo's soccer team bus.

    Although he denounces last week's attack, the 50-year-old has lost none of the bitterness felt by many Cabindans towards Angola's central government, accused of failing to …

12 Jan 2010 description
  • Angola's war on FLEC to bolster president's influence

    * Government aims to destroy FLEC once and for all

    * Increased presidential powers seen

    By Henrique Almeida

    LUANDA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A deadly ambush on soccer players in Angola has embarrassed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos on the world stage but it will help him tighten his 30-year grip on power in one of Africa's biggest oil producers.

    The Jan.

11 Jan 2010 description
  • Angola wants FLEC pursued abroad

    * Driver of bus not dead, out of danger

    (Adds quote from Bento Bembe, paragraph 3)

    By Henrique Almeida

    LUANDA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Angola intends to crush FLEC insurgents who claimed the killing of two members of the Togo national soccer delegation, and pursue rebels living abroad, a government minister said on Monday.

    The Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC), a small remnant of a group that has been fighting for independence from Angola for over 30 years, is led from Paris by its long-time president, N'Zita …

11 Jan 2010 description

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Angolan authorities say they have arrested two people on suspicion of taking part in an attack on a bus carrying the Togo national soccer team to the African Nations Cup in which two members of the delegation were killed.

It sais the suspects belonged to the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC).