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26 Oct 2012 description
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By Julie Mollins

LONDON (AlertNet) – Fewer than half of 23 drinking water and sanitation projects funded with development aid from the European Union (EU) in six Sub-Saharan countries have met the needs of beneficiaries, and 19 are at risk of failure without ongoing financial support, according to an auditors’ report.

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01 Oct 2012 description
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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:15 GMT
Source: Alertnet // Laurie Goering

By Laurie Goering

LONDON (AlertNet) - A shortage of job opportunities has slowed migration from rural to urban areas in many parts of Africa over the last two decades, and has even reversed it in a few cases, an expert on African demography says.

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25 Mar 2009 description
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Last reviewed: 25-03-2009

Major floods in late 2008 and 2009 have plunged southern Africa into a growing humanitarian crisis, killing dozens and displacing thousands.

The Zambezi River Basin is affected annually by floods, bringing death and disease to those living along the banks. The fourth largest river in Africa, has its source in Zambia and flows through Angola, back into Zambia, and along the borders of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to Mozambique, where it empties into the Indian Ocean.

With no sign of a let-up in the rainy weather, there are growing fears the flooding …

22 Oct 2004 description
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By Karen Iley

LUANDA (AlertNet) - As Angola's notoriously dangerous rainy season approaches, a campaign by the government and United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) is targeting motorists to try to curb the scourge of roadside landmine accidents.

The wet season brings muddy roads and water-logged ditches - tempting drivers to take short cuts off the beaten track to overtake, pass broken-down vehicles or avoid potholes.

In a country littered with an estimated six million landmines, the deadly legacy of 27 years of civil war, such decisions can be fatal.

Many …

26 Feb 2004 description
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By Zoe Eisenstein

13 Feb 2004 description
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By Zoe Eisenstein and Karen Iley

08 Dec 2003 description
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The United Nations has launched a fresh appeal to the international community for cash to help lift oil-rich Angola out of the ruins of a 30-year civil war.

10 Sep 2003 description
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By Katherine Heine

01 Nov 2002 description
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Gavin Hayman, campaigner with Global Witness, considers some of the lessons from the organisation's report on the exploitation of the Angolan civil war to loot state revenues from the oil industry. The missing money appears to be more than the entire international humanitarian relief effort and he argues that in countries such as Angola, transparency is necessary if international relief efforts are not to be endlessly undermined.

31 Oct 2002 description
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By Ruth Gidley

05 Apr 2002 description
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Christian Aid led a delegation of church representatives on a fact-finding mission to Angola last month. Back in London, Angola Programme Officer Ollie Sykes talked to Lars Inge Staveland about the humanitarian situation in the country as hopes for peace grew stronger.

22 Mar 2002 description
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AlertNet contributor Nicholas Shaxson is a freelance journalist specialising in Angolan affairs. He is the author of the Economist Intelligence Unit's quarterly reports on Angola and writes for other publications including the London-based Financial Times. In this column he examines the implications for the civil war of the death last month of rebel leader Jonas Savimbi.

12 Dec 2001 description
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Thousands of people who have fled their homes because of the civil war in Angola have been forced on to land contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnance.

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is running a project designed to help displaced people in the Luena area in the east of the country to find land that is safe from mines.

MAG staff point out dangerous areas and provide information on how to minimise the risks posed by mines in the day-to-day life of the community. Two MAG emergency response teams have been clearing high-priority areas.