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31 May 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 31 mai (IRIN) - On s'attend généralement que le second scrutin démocratique de l'histoire de l'Afrique du Sud, mercredi 2 juin, reconduise au pouvoir l' "African National Congress" (ANC) pour une ère "post-Mandela" qui pourrait donner lieu à ce que l'on a pu appeler une renaissance africaine.

31 May 1999 description

Ouganda
Notre équipe a dû évacuer la ville de Bundibugyo, à cause de la reprise de combats dans le district. Mi-mars, MSF avait décidé de renforcer son équipe sur place afin de porter assistance aux personnes déplacées par les combats. Fin mai, les déplacées étaient plus de 70 000, regroupés dans 30 camps sur Bundibugyo.

31 May 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 31 May (IRIN) - South Africa's second democratic election on Wednesday, 2 June is widely expected to return the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to power in a post-Mandela era that promises to herald what has been called an African Renaissance.

31 May 1999 description

ABIDJAN, 31 mai (IRIN) - La plus grande partie des troupes que le Tchad a envoyées l'an dernier en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour soutenir le gouvernement du Président Laurent-Désiré Kabila sont rentrées au pays, a indiqué lundi à IRIN le Ministre tchadien de la communication, Moussa Dago.

31 May 1999 description

ABIDJAN, 31 May (IRIN) - Most of the troops Chad sent last year to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to back the government of President Laurent Kabila have returned home, Chadian Communication Minister Moussa Dago told IRIN on Monday.

29 May 1999 description


WFP warns of growing hunger
The World Food Programme has warned that unless it receives new stocks soon, food for the most needy in Angola will run out.

Speaking to the UN news agency IRIN, Francesco Strippoli, the WFP representative in Angola, said that the international community would soon face a new human tragedy in Africa if the Angola crisis became another "forgotten emergency".

28 May 1999 description

Released by Development Cooperation:

Eveline Herfkens, Minister for Development Cooperation, has earmarked more than six million guilders for emergency aid to Angola, where the civil war between the government troops of President Dos Santos and Jonas Savimbi's UNITA escalated in late 1998.

Over a million guilders is intended for the Angola field office of the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The World Food Programme can also count on more than a million guilders for air support to humanitarian operations carried out by both the UN and …

28 May 1999 description

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28 May 1999 description

This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis B) Iraq C) Somalia D) Sierra Leone E) Angola F) General - Food Aid Needs and Shortfalls.

28 May 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 28 May (IRIN) - In Angola's newest influx of people fleeing fighting between government forces and UNITA rebels in the country's remote southeast, the humanitarian community is concerned that many are suffering from malnutrition and lacking clothing.

28 May 1999 description
report World Bank

From World Bank Development News, 28 May 1999

28 May 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

By Howard Barrell

Johannesburg - The Angolan government is having difficulty finding the money to pay for a large consignment of arms it needs to mount a dry-season counter-offensive against Jonas Savimbi's Unita rebels, according to regional security sources.

The government has already postponed the counter-offensive once, and looks like having to do so again because of a shortage of artillery, rocket launchers and armour, the sources say.

The Mail & Guardian sources said the Angolan government's financial predicament was worse than it had ever been.

28 May 1999 description

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633

27 May 1999 description

ANGOLA: UNITA says it has the upper hand

27 May 1999 description

Witnesses and members of Congress debated whether U.S. leadership on refugee protection and assistance has declined dramatically in recent years or is as robust as ever at a March 9 hearing before the House Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights.

27 May 1999 description

Fighting and war in Angola had resulted in 1.6 million displaced people, said Francesco Strippoli, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for that country, in a press briefing today at Headquarters.

26 May 1999 description

SWAZILAND: Decline in economic growth expected

26 May 1999 description

SG/SM/7005 - AFR/145 - 19990526

Following is the text of the message of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) "Africa Day" Conference, delivered on his behalf by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast in London on 26 May:

26 May 1999 description

Members of the Security Council on Wednesday reiterated their deep concern at the continuing deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Angola and at the ever growing number of internally displaced persons that has now reached 1.6 million.