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29 Oct 2012 description

Atlas of health and climate launches new collaboration between public health and meteorological communities

Atlas provides maps, tables and graphs showing links between health and climate

Geneva, 29 October 2012 (WHO/WMO) – As the world’s climate continues to change, hazards to human health are increasing. The Atlas of Health and Climate, published today jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), illustrates some of the most pressing current and emerging challenges.

09 Oct 2012 description
report Voice of America

Joe DeCapua

Agricultural experts are meeting in Addis Ababa (10/8-12) to discuss ways of making sub-Saharan Africa a major wheat producer. The region traditionally has played a small role in wheat production, but that could change in the coming years.

Listen to De Capua Report on African wheat

04 Oct 2012 description

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Conseil de sécurité Soixante-septième année Point 64 b) de l’ordre du jour provisoire**
Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique : progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre et appui international : les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique

Résumé

03 Oct 2012 description

General Assembly
Sixty-seventh session
Item 64 (b) of the provisional agenda**
New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in
implementation and international support: causes of
conflict and the promotion of durable peace and
sustainable development in Africa

Security Council
Sixty-seventh year

Summary

23 Jul 2012 description

PRESS RELEASE
BY DR. TOMAZ AUGUSTO SALOMÃO
THE CHAIRPERSON
OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE
ON THE
SIGNING OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT
FOR THE JOINT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME ON
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

16 TH JULY 2012, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

14 Jun 2012 description

(Libreville – 13 juin 2012) - Les Ministres et les Chefs de délégation des Etats-membres de la Communauté Economique des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (CEEAC) ont adopté, ce jour, la Stratégie pour la prévention des risques, la gestion des catastrophes et l'adaptation aux changements climatiques, son Cadre d'action et le Plan d'action de Yaoundé pour la préparation et la réponse aux catastrophes en Afrique Centrale.

22 May 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ignatius Banda*

BULAWAYO , May 22, 2012 (IPS) - Gertrude Mkoloi earns a living harvesting maize on a small piece of land in rural Zimbabwe. Or at least she used to.

Deep in rural Binga, more than 400 km from the country’s second-largest city, Bulawayo, Mkoloi stared blankly at her maize crop, scorched brown by the sun during what was meant to be the rainy season.

"This is what I have for my labour," she said, pointing to charred maize stalks that failed to grow tassels – a cluster of male maize flowers required for pollination.

09 May 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

JOHANNESBURG, May 9, 2012 (IPS) - The cost of maintaining and expanding water infrastructure in southern Africa is high. And while South Africa may be in a better economic position than the rest of the region, it also faces funding challenges that are similar to those of its neighbours.

26 Mar 2012 description

Outlook Highlights

  • The 2011/12 rainfall season is termi-nating across most of SADC, i.e. the unimodal regions.

  • Normal to below rains over the bulk of SADC region, including Island States.
    Normal to above – normal rainfall is expected across northernmost Angola, northern half of DRC and the north-eastern of Tanzania.