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31 Jul 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Lors de sa tournée dans sept pays africains, la secrétaire d'Etat américaine devrait insister sur le devoir de rendre des comptes et sur l'Etat de droit

(New York) - La secrétaire d'Etat américaine Hillary Clinton devrait mettre en avant les droits humains lors de sa prochaine visite dans sept pays d'Afrique, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui dans une lettre adressée à Hillary Clinton.

Le voyage de 11 jours, qui débutera le 4 août, mènera la secrétaire d'Etat au Kenya, en Afrique du Sud, en Angola, en République démocratique du Congo, au Nigeria, au …

31 Jul 2009 description

Contents
- 309 Cholera: global surveillance summary, 2008
- 324 WHO cholera information sources on the web

Sommaire
- 309 Choléra: bilan de la surveillance mondiale, 2008
- 324 Sources d’information OMS électroniques sur le choléra

31 Jul 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Seven-Nation Visit Should Urge Accountability and the Rule of Law

(New York, July 31, 2009) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should emphasize human rights on her seven-nation trip to Africa, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Clinton.

The eight-day trip, to begin on August 5, will take Clinton to Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Liberia, and Cape Verde.

30 Jul 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Dear Secretary Clinton,

Human Rights Watch welcomes your upcoming visit to Africa beginning next week. As you promote economic opportunity and growth in your seven-nation trip, we urge you to also emphasize good governance, respect for human rights, and the rule of law. These are essential to providing the conditions favorable to economic progress in Africa as well as improved security for all Africans.

Human Rights Watch takes this opportunity to offer recommendations on several of the countries you will visit.

29 Jul 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Lone Hvass

LUANDA, Angola 29 July 2009 - On 24 July, the Government of Angola launched a multi-year Joint UN Programme on Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) in Luanda, along with UNICEF, UNDP, the Insitute of Medicine and the International Labour Organization.

During the launch ceremony, the Angolan Secretary of State for Water Luis Filipe da Silva highlighted the current investment drive for water.

"The 'Water for All' programme commits the Government of Angola to provide water for 80 per cent of urban and 50 per cent of rural dwellers by 2012, and raising the bar to …

27 Jul 2009 description

La Cooperación Española y Naciones Unidas apoyan redes de agua potable en Angola a través del Fondo para la consecución de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio.

27 Jul 2009 description

Luanda - A total of 2,119 Angolans were assisted by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), between January 2003 and April 2009, Angop learnt from the institution in Luanda.

According to data that reached Angop, the group is made up by 1,437 men and 709 women, who benefited from assisted voluntary repatriation programmes.

The source says the beneficiaries are returning mainly from Holland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal and Germany.

After arriving in the country, the beneficiaries are integrated in assistance programmes that includes medical aid, …

25 Jul 2009 description

Banga - At least 4,033 cases of malaria with four deaths were recorded in Banga district, northern Kwanza Norte province, during the first half of 2009, Angop learnt.

According to the local health official, Carlos Manuel Seme, there was an increase of 961 treated cases and one death, in comparison to the same period of 2008.

He added that the local health units also treated 6,378 cases, among others, 1,113 cases of acute diarrhoea and 610 respiratory infections.

Carlos Manuel said that in order to prevent the situation from spreading, the Programme of Combat of Malaria, in …

24 Jul 2009 description

Cabinda - Namibia's Tourism minister, Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah, Thursday here said that it is important that the five countries of the southern Africa region involved in the Okavango-Zambezi project extend their support to Angola in de-mining its territory under the project, Angop learned.

According to the minister, who was speaking in his capacity as co-ordinator of the mentioned project, the Angolan Government has been showing a serious engagement in the de-mining process, which requires the cooperation of other countries in order for Angola to achieve the goals set and enable …

24 Jul 2009 description

Ondjiva - At least 77,639 cases of malaria were diagnosed in Cunene province, in the first quarter of this year, which claimed 267 lives, Angop has learnt Friday, by the provincial supervisor of the Control Programme of Disease in the region, Zephirin Meva.

The official explained that the cases were diagnosed in various health units, 2,020 in pregnant women and 40,747 in children from zero to 14 years of age.

Compared to the same period in 2008, he said there was a significant increase of 21,930 cases, probably by the floods that hit the region and the increased demand for hospital …

22 Jul 2009 description
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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.

21 Jul 2009 description

The removal of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Moxico Province is helping the construction of houses and roads, and giving safe access to water and agricultural land.

Housing

Houses have already begun to be built on land cleared this year by MAG in the 4 de Fevereiro area, close to the city of Luena, where a large number of returnees(1) had settled close to a minefield.

More than 300,000 square metres of land has been made safe, allowing residents to begin construction and agricultural work.

21 Jul 2009 description

Risks spreading to other parts of Africa

21 July 2009, Rome - A killer disease is decimating fish stocks in the Zambezi River Valley, threatening the food security and livelihoods of rural populations in an area shared by seven countries, FAO warned today.

An alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) said the disease, known as Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome, or EUS, is caused by the fungus Aphanomyces invadans, which forms ugly lesions on fish and has a high rate of mortality.

20 Jul 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: WHO is very concerned by the rapid spread of the pandemic which has now claimed more than 700 lives worldwide. In our Region, no death has been reported so far but the number of confirmed cases and countries affected is rapidly increasing. As of 21st of July 2009, a total of 174 confirmed cases were reported from 12 countries. AFRO maintains its call to the member states to intensify surveillance.

Floods: We continue to monitor the floods in West Africa countries as we enter the rainy season.

20 Jul 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie H1N1: L'OMS est très préoccupée par la propagation rapide de la pandémie qui a fait à ce jour plus de 700 morts dans le monde. Aucun décès n'a encore été noté dans notre Région mais le nombre des cas confirmés et des pays touchés augmente rapidement. Au 21 juillet 2009, un total de 174 cas confirmés avaient été notifiés dans 12 pays. AFRO maintient son appel aux états membres pour qu'ils intensifient la surveillance. Inondations: nous continuons de suivre les inondations dans les pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest en ce début de saison des pluies.

17 Jul 2009 description

Millions of people inhabiting the Zambezi River Valley and depending on fishery resources are at risk of losing their livelihoods and important source of protein due to the outbreak of a fish disease called Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS). The disease is caused by the fungus Aphanomyces invadans; it forms ugly lesions on the fish, which makes it unappealing for consumers.

16 Jul 2009 description

A few words from the Ambassador

Dear Reader, Cher lecteur,

I'm proud to present to you LINK!, the first newsletter from the European Union Delegation to the African Union, in joint cooperation with all EU Member States representations to the AU.

The establishment of the EU Delegation to the AU last year was an important political statement by the EU: the recognition that the AU and its Commission had become a strategic partner in our relations with Africa, and that, if we wanted to be taken seriously in this partnership, we had to strengthen our presence in Addis.

15 Jul 2009 description

MAYUKWAYUKWA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Zambia, July 15 (UNHCR) - Titus Musole was born 40 years ago in Zambia as his family fled from the fighting convulsing Angola and made toward the safety of this refugee settlement. Officially he is an Angolan refugee. And, not surprisingly, he has no desire to "return" to a country he has never seen.

"My father died a long time ago and my mother married another man with whom she went to Angola in 2004. I have never been to Angola," he said in the settlement in western Zambia. "I have never wished to return to Angola ...

15 Jul 2009 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Jul 15, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Angolan Ministry of Health and the Italian Foundation of Oil Companies (ENI) signed here on Tuesday a five million euros memorandum of understanding (MoU) for assisting Angolan children through vaccination and nutrition programs.

The memorandum was signed by Director of the International Cooperation Office of Angola's Ministry of Health Augusto Neto and ENI Secretary General Vincenzo Boffi on behalf of their respective organizations.

After the signing of the accord, Augusto Neto told reporters that the five-million-euro aid accord …