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31 Dec 2003 description
report World Bank
  1. This report provides an update of activities carried out under the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) since the time of the previous quarterly progress report (July to September 2003). The report is organized by the four main components of the MDRP, namely: (i) national demobilization and reintegration programs; (ii) special projects; (iii) regional activities; and (iv) overall program management. A revised work plan for the period January to March 2004 is also included in this report.

    I. National Programs



31 Dec 2003 description

Huambo, 12/31 - A total of 1,793,806.00 US dollars were spent by the Administration central Huambo province on programs of social and productive reintegration of ex-soldiers demobilized from UNITA forces and war displaced people in the 2003 alone.

This was announced by Huambo Governor, Paulo Cassoma during the end-of-year ceremony of compliments held on Tuesday in Huambo city.

According to the Governor, who is also the coordinator of the provincial commission for social reintegration of demobilized and war displaced, the amount was employed in transportation, accommodation, food, and …

30 Dec 2003 description

Uije, 12/30 - Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), in the year 2004, will be committed to actions which aim at reconstructing the country in several domains.

This guarantee has been given by the commander of the First Military Region, general Sá Miranda, when speaking at the end of a meeting he had with officials from the public press in northern Uije province.

The army officer said that the areas with priority are, namely, the social, agriculture and rehabilitation of infrastructures, mainly, bridges.

In the social area, he said, it is in progress the preparation of an education center …

30 Dec 2003 description

Benguela 30/12 - At least 1,200 peasant families located at Ganda district, some 225 kilometers of Benguela city, have received on Monday various seeds granted by "ODCA" a Non- Governmental Organization, to aid the 2003/2004 agricultural campaign.

Nearly 20 tones of maize and beans were handed over to the management of Babaera commune and will benefit also peasants at Canjola village, during the agricultural campaign which started last September.

According to the programme director of "ODCA", Mr Herculano Antonio, the referred families will benefit monthly, for …

28 Dec 2003 description

Benguela, 12/28 - The central Government has invested, this year, in Balombo district, south-coastal Benguela province, more than USD 350,000 in the implementation of the electrical energy recovery program.

The first phase of the project led to the inauguration, last Wednesday, in Balombo district of a generator set acquired by the local government.

Benguela Provincial Governor Dumilde Rangel, who presided over the act, underlined that this program was included in the action plan which aims to supply the electricity and drinking water to every commune and district of the …

27 Dec 2003 description

Huambo, Dec 27 - More than USD 14 million have been spent by central Huambo Government in the construction and rehabilitation of social infrastructures in the province's 11 districts.

This was disclosed to ANGOP by Huambo Governor, António Paulo Cassoma, who added that under the program for improved and increased of social and basic services to the populations, more than 80 schools and health centers have been rehabilitated.

Paulo Cassoma on Friday inaugurated new undertakings at Cahala, near Huambo city and at Sambo, district of Tchicala-Tcholonhanga, that have cost more than …

26 Dec 2003 description

Luanda, 26/12 - A national non-governmental organization, Action for the Development, Research and International Cooperation (ADPCI) has implemented, from June of 2001 to last June, schools and centers construction projects in Uige, Bengo and Kwanza-Sul provinces, its manager Carlos Gomes N'Gandi Sucami, said on Thursday.

For the northern Uige province, there were implemented a school to teach people how to read and write and a training center to sensitize people on HIV/AIDS, located at Kipedro village.

In Bengo province, a primary school was installed at Santana village whereas …

23 Dec 2003 description

Uíje, 23/12 - The provincial government of Angola's northern Uije province will implement as from next February, a schools and hospitals construction project through the granting of USD 3 million from the European Fund, ANGOP learnt on Tuesday.

The provincial governor, Lazaro Xixima obtained this agreement with the European Fund during his trip to Luanda, in the past days.

The money will be made available on January and the construction works will start in February with the aid of the central government.

The project, called "school and health for everyone", is an …

23 Dec 2003 description

Africa Weather Hazards Assessment Text Explanation December 25-31, 2003

22 Dec 2003 description

Malanje, 12/22 - One million and 850 thousand US Dollars has been spent by the government of Malanje province during the year 2003 in the rehabilitation and construction of infrastructure, namely, in the Health and Education Sector.

The information was given today to Angop by the provincial director of studies, planning and statistics cabinet of the provincial government, Mateus Claudino dos Santos, when making a balance of the activities carried out by his staff during the 2003 economic year.

In that period, he informed, it was rehabilitated four primary schools, one maternity …

19 Dec 2003 description
report CARE

Six staff members of the humanitarian agency CARE International were killed after a landmine explosion Friday, Dec. 12th, in Angola, the organisation announced Wednesday.

19 Dec 2003 description

This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Mauritania, (2) Guinea, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Liberia, (5) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho, (10) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Bhutan, (2) Indonesia, (3) DPR Korea

18 Dec 2003 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Dec 18, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Angolan Vice Minister of Social Selfare Maria da Luz Magalhes has said that the social resettlement of 4 million Angolans is the priority for the government currently.

Speaking here on Wednesday at the opening of the National Conference on New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), she said that these which need to be resettled include the displaced, the refugees from neighboring countries and 300,000 demobilized soldiers and their families.

18 Dec 2003 description

LUANDA, 18 December (IRIN) - Six CARE International workers were killed when a landmine exploded on a road declared safe by the United Nations, the development and relief organisation said on Thursday.

16 Dec 2003 description

The Consolidated Appeal for Transition (CAT) has been the result of months of collaborative work by the Government and humanitarian partners. The result was an integrated humanitarian relief and recovery strategy for 2004 that will offer support to the activities of the Government to address the many operational and structural problems left over from three decades of internal conflict.

15 Dec 2003 description

Access and Coordination
Once again deaths and injuries from mines and UXOs dominate the two-weekly situation report. A tragic mine accident killed five staff from the NGO CARE. In total, confirmed reports show that a further fifteen people have been injured in mine blasts. Roads have been closed in many provinces and as a result access to many communities was suspended whilst investigations continue. The need for drivers to keep off road verges, and for pedestrians to avoid unknown paths, remain key messages for all those travelling in rural Angola.

Provincial Highlights:

15 Dec 2003 description

Cabinda, Dec 15 - The commander of the Maiombe military zone, in Angola's northern Cabinda province, Brig. Oséias Caluassi Matias, considered today as stable the military situation in the region, despite some isolated actions by soldiers of the Eclave Liberation Front (FLEC).