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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.

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.

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 …

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.

04 Dec 2009 description

Uíge - The Baptist Evangelic Church (IEBA) handed over last Thursday about 20 tons of various products such as rice, beans, cassava and corn flowers, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, soap and used clothes to help the Angolan citizens that were expelled from the DR Congo.

IEBA's pastor, reverend Makiadi Filipe, who handed over the products, said that this gesture is also aimed at responding to the appeal of the Angolan government to support these returnees from DR Congo.

The Uige Province deputy governor for economic and social matters, Piedade Samuel Hebo thanked IEBA's …

04 Dec 2009 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to resolution 1856 (2008), by which the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) until 31 December 2009 and requested me to report every three months on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

02 Dec 2009 description

Luanda - The deputy speakers of Angola and D R Congo Parliaments, João Lourenço and Christophe Lutundula, respectively, analysed in Luanda the re-activation of the two countries' parliamentary groups, with a view to the strengthening of bilateral relations.

The information was released by the deputy speaker of the DRC Parliament, at the end of the said meeting with his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço.

He said on the occasion that the meeting also reviewed the case of Angolans expelled from the DRC.

Christophe Lutundula, who is in Angola within the framework of the Joint …

30 Nov 2009 description
report PlusNews

JOHANNESBURG, 30 November 2009 (PlusNews) - The theme for World AIDS Day 2009 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights', and the efforts of the continent's developing countries to reach some of the key indicators of universal access are under closer scrutiny than ever. Will they do it?

In December 2005 the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) adopted a resolution to assist governments, civil society and NGOs in "scaling up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, with the aim of coming as close as possible to the goal of universal access …

30 Nov 2009 description

As of November 30, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15,887 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 108 deaths.

30 Nov 2009 description

Uíge - At least 333 Angolans recently expelled from the Democrat Republic of Congo, among children, men and women, in Bembe district, northern Uige province, were vaccinated over the weekend against several diseases under the Broad Vaccination Programme (PAV).

According to PAV supervisor, Segunda Damião, speaking to ANGOP, of the mentioned number, nine children under the age of five years received the BCG vaccine, 79 were got vaccinated against poliomyelitis, 70 against pentavalent and 58 against measles.

He said that 58 children received vaccine against yellow fever, while 33 women …

30 Nov 2009 description

2010 Portfolio Highlights

27 countries, territories, missions

This 13th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects features overviews and project outlines for 27 countries, territories or missions affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war.

277 projects

There are 277 projects in the 2010 portfolio. Africa accounts for the largest number: 103.

95 appealing agencies; one in five projects from national NGOs

The 2010 portfolio continues to receive a high level of participation by an array of appealing agencies, including national authorities, …

28 Nov 2009 description

Caxito - The Angola Red Cross (CVA) has delivered two tonnes of assorted goods to Bengo province-born returnees recently expelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local CVA official disclosed today.

According to Baltazar Mateus Pedro, the donation is made up of machetes, hoes, shovels, kitchen utensils and potable water treatment products.

The goods were delivered in Kicabo commune, Bengo municipality, while the CVA official urged the civil society and local businessmen to back the efforts of the institution to lessen the hindrances of the returnees.

The CVA also …

25 Nov 2009 description

Kuito - Bié Province citizens have been urged to show solidarity with the compatriots that were repatriated from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and that want to live in this region, ANGOP has learnt.

The call belongs to the provincial director for welfare and social reintegration, Isabel Afonso Chaguedela, who also defended the need for the civil society to support the Angolan compatriots that were expelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The official underlined that while the Angolan government is concerned about the conditions for professional …

24 Nov 2009 description

Ndalatando - A donation comprising several foodstuff for the Angolans expelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who have been assembled at Damba shelter centre, shall be transported this Tuesday to northern Uije province, ANGOP has learnt.

The donation comprises rice, sugar, cooking oil, wheat and used clothes, and was made available by the Diocese Caritas of northern Kwanza Norte province.

This deed is under a campaign held over the weekend in various parishes of the province.

24 Nov 2009 description

Caxito - At least 97 families of Bengo origin returned to the province on Sunday evening, from Zaire province, after being expelled from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Among a total of 1,524 people, the group was welcomed by the deputy governor of Bengo, Farel Van-Dúnem, who promised to help them.

According to the provincial coordinator of Supporting Commission for Angolan People coming from DRC, Anastácia Vasconcelos, most of them belong to Nambuangongo district (819), Ambriz (590), Dande (106) and Dembos (09).

They will stay in the supporting centre of Lifune (Dande …