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30 Dec 2009 description

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This report examines the various types of activities conducted by PRC government and corporate organizations in Africa and Latin America, discusses the challenges to conducting an assessment of China's assistance to these regions, and outlines U.S. government efforts to engage the PRC government of development issues and to encourage greater transparency regarding its foreign assistance activities.

30 Dec 2009 description

Luanda - At least 170 hectares, out of a total of 400 of land available, have been prepared for the coming agricultural season in Luanda's Viana district, the provincial director of agriculture, Maria Jeorgina da Paz, announced.

The official added that this figure is part of the he institution's forecast that expects a greater production in the 2009/2010 period, according to the programme meant for reducing famine and creating incentives to production.

This perspective she said, is part of the rural extension project and supports such micro credit programmes, that includes …

30 Dec 2009 description

Luena, - Seventy houses collapsed in the outskirts of the city of Luena, capital of eastern Moxico province, due to heavy rains pouring down since last Saturday, informed the spokesperson of the fire-fighters department, Paulo Muhongo.

From the houses destroyed, highlight falls to a church in Sahuambo ward, which was considered as the most affected infrastructure.

According to the source, in consequence of this natural disaster two children from the same family perished and four others were left injured.

The source stressed that there was only one fire in Saidy-Mingas ward, which …

29 Dec 2009 description

Luanda - Production of cereals in the country reached 1.5 million tonnes in the 2008/2009 agricultural period, against the 737,9 tonnes of the previous season.

The information was released Tuesday in Luanda by Angolan minister of Agriculture, Afonso Pedro Canga.

Addressing the ceremony of yearend greetings, the minister said the figure represents a 42 percent rise, adding that tuberous crops have risen 21,5 percent, having reached 14 million tonnes.

According to the minister, altogether, the agricultural sector recorded a 29 percent growth, with timber reaching 90,476 cubic …

23 Dec 2009 description

Ondjiva - At least 2,711 explosive devices were deactivated and destroyed from January to the first fortnight of December this year in southern Cunene province, Angop leaned.

This was disclosed Wednesday by the corporation's commander, Jorge António "Jojo", who said the operation was carried out by an Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) brigade.

According to the FAA's high ranking officer, the brigade destroyed 11 anti-tanks and 10 personnel landmines, 2,406 assorted metals and several other devices, including hand grenades, ammunitions of diverse calibres, 60 and 80 mm …

21 Dec 2009 description

Click on placemarks above for more on MAG's work in 2009

"MAG is about to enter its 21st year as an organisation and I am very proud to have been a part of what has been achieved over those years.

18 Dec 2009 description

With remittances crucial to family welfare and food security in Angola, a new IOM study argues the need to do more to build links with the Angolan diaspora and to lower remittance costs in order to maximize the developmental impact of remittances in the country.

The study, "Migrant Remittance Flows to Angola from Portugal and South Africa, and their Current Use and Impact on Receiving Households", released today in the Angolan capital, Luanda, also calls for continued efforts to facilitate investment in the Southern African country.

Interviews with 404 …

16 Dec 2009 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Dec 16, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The ongoing talks at the ninth session of the joint commission on border and refugee issues between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have made positive progress, commission spokesman Nelson Cosme said here on Wednesday.

At a press briefing on the two-day commission work in Luanda, Nelson Cosme said the commission had agreed to set up four sub- commissions to deal with urgent issues confronting the two nations.

The first sub-commission, dedicated to refugee and border issues,discussed illegal immigration, repatriation …

15 Dec 2009 description

Malaria: Overview

Saving Lives

Every 30 seconds an African child dies of malaria. At least 1 million infants and children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa die each year from the mosquito-borne disease.

A Global Leader in Fighting Malaria

USAID has been committed to saving lives and fighting malaria since the 1950s. The Agency works closely with national governments to build their capacity to prevent and treat the disease.

12 Dec 2009 description

Caimbambo, dec 12 - Over 16,000 kids received school meals in 2009 in Caimbambo, 70 miles southeast of Benguela, a local education official told Angop today.

Avelino Ngungui summed up to 16,747 the total number of school children helped with meals, a project which is being implemented by the non-governamental organization JAM, since 2007 with positive results., in 72 out of the 97 schools in Caimbambo.

11 Dec 2009 description

Cabinda - Heavy rains thursday destroyed 155 homes in Buco Zau, far northern Cabinda province, leaving 930 families homeless, Angop learned today.

Rains increased the flow of river Luali crossing the village, locaed 80 miles north of Cabinda, flooding the neighbouhoods, Primeiro de Maio, Quatro de Fevereiro, Terra Nova, Bata Manga and Chimbayanga.

Cabinda province deputy governor, António Gime, visited the region to assess the damages and distributed clothes and blankets to the victims, including children sheltered in the classrooms of the Education Institute.

Antonio Gime pledged …

11 Dec 2009 description

Uíge - The Luanda students assossiation friday delivered assorted basic goods to mitigate the hindrances of angolan refugees recently expelled from Congo Brazzaville and the DRCongo.

The donation made up of rice, spaghetti, cooking oil, maize flour, beans, frozen fish, salt, soap and clothes was handed over to the director of Cáritas de Angola in Uige, Joana António, who asked other youth organizations to support the refugees.

The provincial secretary of the Luanda students assossiation, Júlio António, stated that they felt the need to start a campaign to help the refugees because …

11 Dec 2009 description

Caxito - The fourth phase of the national vaccination campaign against polio in northern Bengo province began Friday, expecting to cover 51.365 children under five years of age.

Speaking to Angop in Caxito, head of the Broad Vaccination Programme (PAV) in the province, Eduardo Adriano, said that 155 mobile teams will be involved, with more than 400 volunteers, among vaccinators, activists and supervisors who will use the door-to-door vaccination during the three days of the campaign.

For the success of the campaign 66.775 doses of vaccines have been prepared to cover the districts of …

11 Dec 2009 description

Cuvelai - At least 20,000 children aged between zero and five years were vaccinated against poliomyelitis and measles in Cuvelai, Angola's southern province of Cunene, from January to November this year by the public health services.

According to the supervisor of the Broad Vaccination Programme (PAV) in Cuvelai, Tibério José, this number correspond to the districts of Mupa, Cubaty, Kalonga and Mukolongodjo, where vitamin "A" parasite cleansing drugs were also administered.

Cuvelai, situated about 171 kilometres of Cunene capital city, Ondjiva, comprises four districts …

10 Dec 2009 description

Caála, - One hundred and eighty nine people died from January to November in the Municipal Hospital of Caala out of 35,326 malaria reported patients, a local health official said today.

10 Dec 2009 description

Luanda - More than one million children below the age of five will be vaccinated against poliomyelitis in the country's capital, Luanda, from December 11-13, during a campaign being promoted by the local health department.

Speaking to ANGOP in Ingombota district, the provincial health director, Vita Vemba, stressed that the campaign will be conducted freely from door-to-door, markets, churches and other sites with a high concentration of the population.

However, the official appealed for the collaboration of parents and guardians for the children to be vaccinated and be …

09 Dec 2009 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

07 Dec 2009 description

As of December 07, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 16,031 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 109 deaths.