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04 Sep 2009 description

Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, a grouping of 11 African nations, have taken an historic step forward with the establishment of a Regional Center which aims to strengthen good governance, democracy and human rights.

The 11 signatory countries to the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes RegionThe Regional Center for Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education is based in Zambia's capital, Lusaka.

22 Jul 2009 description
map ReliefWeb

21 Jul 2009 - A disease affecting fish stocks threatens the livelihoods of 25 million people in the Zambezi River basin. The most affected country is Zambia, where over 2,000 villages and some 7,000 people are now at risk of hunger.

03 Mar 2009 description
report EARS


In Zambia and Angola the growing season has been dry up to now and reductions in yield up to -8% are expected. Above average maize yields are seen in Botswana (+4%), South Africa (+4%) and Swaziland (+3%) and 2% below average national yields in Lesotho, Mozambique and Namibia. Moderate dry conditions in Malawi and Zimbabwe could result in yield decreases that are about 6% lower than the 5 years average.