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31 Dec 2004 description


Increased cost of fuel will affect food prices in the coming months. However, the volume of trade to Luanda remains high.

31 Dec 2004 description

Menongue, 12/31 - Around 21.227 Angolans, who were exiled in Zambia and Namibia on conditions of refugees, have returned spontaneous to the province of Kuando Kubango during this year.

According to the yearly balance of the provincial management of Social Welfare, Former Soldiers, War Veterans that ANGOP had access on Tuesday, the refugees to reach the region they travelled through Katuituzi (Cuangar commune) and Mucusso, Dirico districts, areas connected to Kuando Kubango.

In the ambit of the organized and voluntarily repatriation process started last July 16th current month have …

31 Dec 2004 description

Luanda, Dec 31 - At least 38.495 people have benefited in 2004 from social integration, having received working tools, contingency subsidies and professional training, as part of the Governmentés Ex-Soldier Assistance and Reintegration Programme.

Under the said programme, the Government distributed 746 professional kits for carpenters, bricklayer, electrician and locksmith in the provinces of the country.

The instruments were supplied to groups of four to five ex-soldiers that got associated to start a micro-firm.

It is expected that the rational use of the tools can produce …

31 Dec 2004 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 2004). 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. The box below provides a snapshot of the quarter's main activities under the program.
30 Dec 2004 description


In Brief

Appeal No.01.21/2004;

Programme Update no. 2;

Period covered: July to November 2004;

Appeal coverage: 58.6%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,146,843 (USD 1,896,500 or EUR 1,391,300).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website.Appeal target: CHF 5,184,993 (USD 3,894,098 or EUR 3,337,619)

29 Dec 2004 description

In Brief

Appeal No.01.21/2004;

Programme Update no. 2;

Period covered: July to November 2004;

Appeal coverage: 58.6%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,146,843 (USD 1,896,500 or EUR 1,391,300).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website.Appeal target: CHF 5,184,993 (USD 3,894,098 or EUR 3,337,619)

23 Dec 2004 description
report Human Rights Watch

A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper

Summary

23 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 23 December (IRIN) - The Angolan army in Cabinda "arbitrarily detained and tortured civilians with impunity" and is restricting their freedom of movement, despite an apparent end to the decades-long separatist conflict in the oil-rich enclave, Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged on Thursday.

In the past year, the Angolan army has "subjected civilians to extra-judicial executions, arbitrary arrests, and detention, torture and other mistreatment, as well as sexual violence", the …

23 Dec 2004 description
report Human Rights Watch

Impunity Fuels Human Rights Violations by Troops

(New York, December 23, 2004) - The Angolan army arbitrarily detained and tortured civilians with impunity in Cabinda, and continue to restrict their freedom of movement despite an apparent end to the decades-long separatist conflict in the oil-rich enclave, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today.

In the past year, the Angolan army has subjected civilians to extrajudicial …

23 Dec 2004 description
report Human Rights Watch


A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper
Summary

22 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

22 Dec 2004 description
report World Vision

Farmers across the Province of Huambo are gathering together to listen to a new radio program - ''Conversa na Lavra'' ("Farm Talk") - broadcast by the local radio station in Huambo and sponsored by World Vision.

"Farm Talk" is broadcast every Monday at 5.30 am in the local Umbundo language and every Wednesday in Portuguese at the same time.

22 Dec 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG - Millions of people across southern Africa are again confronted by the grim prospect of not having enough to eat during the Christmas season and beyond because the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) lacks the funding to ensure adequate food supplies.

"There will be serious health and nutritional repercussions if people have to accept a further reduction in their meagre ration," said Mike Sackett, WFP Regional Director for southern Africa.

22 Dec 2004 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Dec 22, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - A flooding river fed by torrential rains has left 480 families homeless in the Angolan town of Dondo, North Cuanza province, local media reported Wednesday.

The report quoted the governor of province, Miguel Caxino, as saying that the overflowing Capacala River destroyed 82 houses late last week and threatened to sweep away 120 others in two outlying neighborhoods of Dondo, located some 160 km southeast of Luanda.

21 Dec 2004 description
report World Bank

News Release No:2005/261/AFR

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2004 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of US$21 million to the government of Angola to implement the HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) Control Project.

The project aims at reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB in the Angolan population through a multi-sector approach that strengthens institutional capacity, increases access and utilization of health services; prevents infection; and improves treatment and recovery …

21 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 21 December (IRIN) - Angola's economic recovery requires international support, according to a resolution adopted recently by the UN General Assembly in New York.

The resolution noted with concern the "inadequate level of assistance" to Angola so far.

21 Dec 2004 description

United States lends support to landmine clearance project in Angola

The Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement has awarded over $5 million in grants to nongovernmental and international organizations, educational institutions, and civic associations for humanitarian mine action projects.

These 20 grants are in addition to over $115 million that the department invested in mine action in fiscal year 2004, the department said in a prepared statement December 20.

21 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 21 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

21 Dec 2004 description

LUANDA, Angola, Dec 21 (UNHCR) - Angola knows all about refugees. For 27 years, the country's civil war sent hundreds of thousands of Angolans fleeing into the region. As the conflict ended in 2002, the refugees started returning home, many with UNHCR assistance in a repatriation movement that was recently suspended due to the rainy season.

But a lesser-known fact about Angola is that it is also a host country for thousands of refugees from other parts of Africa, and from countries as far away as Iraq and China.