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30 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC est toujours précaire. En plus de cela une épidémie d'Ebola vient d'être confirmée dans la province du Kasaï Occidental, zone de santé de Mweka. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. L'épidémie s'est propagée dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

29 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The security situation in eastern DRC is still precarious. In addition an outbreak of Ebola has been confirmed in the province of Kasaï Occidental, health zone of Mweka. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is not yet under control. The outbreak has spread in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still of high concern.

28 Dec 2008 description

REGIONAL CONTEXT

Cases of cholera continue to be reported throughout the region. The most critical situation continues to be in Zimbabwe, with more than 20,000 cases recorded. Ongoing migration and trade appear to have led to cholera outbreaks in countries bordering Zimbabwe. In South Africa, indigenous transmission has also become a reality. Zambia, Mozambique and Angola are also suffering from unrelated outbreaks.

22 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation en RDC est toujours instable avec une aide humanitaire qui ne parvient pas à atteindre plusieurs personnes. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. Elle se propage dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

18 Dec 2008 description

Dec 18 (Reuters) - The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe has soared to 1,111, the United Nations said on Thursday, adding to pressure for a quick solution to the crisis in the southern African country.

Here are some details about cholera and recent outbreaks in Africa:

* RECENT OUTBREAKS IN AFRICA:

DIED INFECTED DATE

ZIMBABWE 1111 20,581 Dec. 08

D.R. CONGO 92 3,091 Sept. 08

GUINEA-BISSAU 213 12,785 Nov. 08

400+ 25,000 2005

SUDAN (south) 44 6,000 Aug.

15 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation en RDC est toujours instable avec une aide humanitaire qui ne parvient pas à atteindre plusieurs personnes. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. Elle se propage dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

15 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The situation in DRC is still unstable with humanitarian aid not reaching many people. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still out of control. The outbreak is spreading in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is of high concern as the possibility of spreading to all the Country is becoming real.

08 Dec 2008 description

CONTEXT

Situation in the Southern African Region

Over the past few weeks, suspected cholera cases1 have been reported in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The outbreaks have occurred earlier than usual, before the height of the rainy season. Ongoing migration in the region, principally from Zimbabwe, appears to have led to the outbreak in South Africa, in particular just across the border in Musina town, as well as the suspected cases in Botswana, while in Mozambique there has been some reported cases of cholera in a border province.

08 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

Les combats dans l'est de la RDC et la situation humanitaire au Zimbabwe continuent de focaliser l'attention de la communauté humanitaire. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe se propage dans les pays voisins suscitant une grande préoccupation à cause de sa dimension sous régionale. L'OMS et ses partenaires appuient les efforts de partage d'information sur les districts frontaliers touchés, le renforcement de la surveillance aussi bien que la mobilisation des ressources.

08 Dec 2008 description

General Context

Fighting in eastern DRC and the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe continue to focus the attention of the humanitarian community. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is spreading in the Southern African countries raising a big concern about its regional dimension.

01 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

Les combats dans l'est de la RDC et la situation humanitaire au Zimbabwe focalisent toujours l'attention de la communauté internationale et humanitaire.

01 Dec 2008 description

General Context

Fighting in eastern DRC and the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe continue to focus the attention of the international and humanitarian community. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: High concern over security situation in many areas continues especially in the Northwest in view of the approaching date for the beginning of the Global and Inclusive Peace Dialogue of 5th of December 2008.

30 Nov 2008 description

Le commerce illicite : une porte d'entrée pour les diamants de guerre

Le commerce illicite des diamants bruts est l'une des plus grandes menaces auxquelles est confronté le Système de certification du Processus de Kimberley (PK) pour les diamants bruts. Le PK a été créé pour stopper et prévenir le commerce des diamants de guerre, qui a coûté la vie à un grand nombre de personnes au cours des deux dernières décennies.

30 Nov 2008 description

The illicit trade: Gateway for conflict diamonds

The illicit trade in rough diamonds is one of the greatest threats facing the Kimberley Process (KP) certification scheme. The KP was created to halt and prevent the trade in conflict diamonds that cost so many lives during the last two decades.

28 Nov 2008 description

Nov 28 (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic has killed nearly 400 people in Zimbabwe and is spreading fast. Here are some details about cholera and recent outbreaks in Africa:

* RECENT OUTBREAKS IN AFRICA:

DIED INFECTED DATE

ZIMBABWE 389 9,463 Nov. 08

D.R. CONGO 92 3,091 Sept. 08

GUINEA-BISSAU 213 12,785 Nov. 08

400+ 25,000 2005

SUDAN (south) 44 6,000 Aug. 08

700 25,000 2006

ANGOLA 1,893 46,758 June 2006

* WHAT IS CHOLERA?

-- Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

25 Nov 2008 description
report Oxford Analytica

SUBJECT: The political and economic outlook for Southern Africa in 2009.

SIGNIFICANCE: Southern Africa faces heightened political and economic strains in the year ahead. The security outlook in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo has deteriorated, and real democratic progress remains elusive.

24 Nov 2008 description

Contexte général

L'attention de la communauté internationale et humanitaire est encore focalisée sur la situation humanitaire dans l'est de la RDC où environ 1,6 millions de personnes sont déplacées.