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05 Sep 2018 description

Pioneering technology will help eliminate landmines across Africa and Asia helping the world’s most vulnerable communities access safe land.

New UK aid funded technology, including radar detectors, will help trace ammunition in the equivalent of more than 16,000 football pitches. Remote controlled machines, such as the Mine Wolf, will also help clear cluster bombs more rapidly.

Manufactured in Newcastle, the eight-tonne Mine Wolf is a remote-controlled mine-clearing machine used in high risk areas. It can clear up to 12,000 square metres a day.

04 Sep 2018 description

The warning came from the liaison officer to World Health Organisation in the region, Armando Aspirante.

Aspirante told Angop that several protection measures are being implemented along the border area, the communes of Chiluange and Cassai Sul share with the DRC.

The official said that there are skilled surveillance teams in both communes and well equipped health facilities to deal with eventual cases of disease.

29 Aug 2018 description

Key messages

• The 2017-18 rainfall season was characterized by a late start, an extended mid-season dry spell (December-January) and heavy rains from February into April. The dry spell caused moisture stress and wilting of the early planted crops in many areas in Botswana, south-western Madagascar, southern Malawi, southern and some central parts of Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

24 Aug 2018 description

This was said Thursday by the chief of Staff of the Military Region Center, Brigadier João Kaluapa.

Kaluapa was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Methodological Meeting of FAA Engineering and Infrastructure Specialists.

He also said that FAA demining experts will continue to contribute to the process of building and rebuilding bridges and roads throughout the Central Military Region.

The move is intended to promote the safe free movement of people and goods.

04 Aug 2018 description

Luena - The Environment Minister, Paula Francisco Coelho, on Thursday in Luena (Moxico), recommended the creation of a legal instrument that aims to detect, identify, and monitor areas of risk in order to eliminate the emergence of ravines.

The official made the recommendation at the opening of the workshop on ravines in Angola, arguing that the spread of gullies not only affects the communities but also conditions the country's sustainable development and the ecosystem conservation.

26 Jul 2018 description

Luanda - Angolan government is preparing for the creation of centre to accommodate refugees and asylum seekers with a view to ensuring more humanised treatment to migrants, the director of Foreigners and Migration Service (SME) has said.

Gil Famoso said so to the press on Wednesday at the end of 7th Ordinary Session of Cabinet Council.

To comply with this measure, the Wednesday session approved the regulations for the creation of the said centre.

21 Jul 2018 description

Malanje - At least 60,585 square meters were demined, from April to July this year, by the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Malanje.

The land will be used for the construction of the municipal cemetery of Malanje, in the Zela sector.

The information was released on Friday by the head of INAD Provincial Department in Malanje, Marcelina Lima, during the balance of the actions developed by the institution in the first half of this year.

17 Jul 2018 description

Luanda - The reforestation of eucalyptus trees in Luanda's urban district of Rangel can help combat groundwater, avoiding floods and damage caused by this phenomenon, environmentalist Simão dos Santos said Monday.

Speaking to the press on the sideline of the launch of the environmental education project "Community without garbage, more health", held in Luanda, the environmentalist stressed that among the specificity of eucalyptus is the ability to absorb 200 liters of water per day.

12 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

07 Jul 2018 description

Luanda - Although the situation of cholera is not alarming, the Provincial Government of Luanda Friday held a multisectoral meeting to strengthen measures to combat this disease, within the framework of the guidelines of the Interministerial Commission to Combat Cholera and Malaria, headed by the minister of health, Sílvia Lutucuta.
At the meeting, guided by the acting provincial governor, Júlio Bessa, strategies were developed for the prevention and cutting of cholera spread, especially where there was a heap of garbage.

06 Jul 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

01 Jul 2018 description

The information was released Friday in Luanda by National Coordinator of the Programme to Fight against Malaria, José Franco Martins.

José Franco Martins said to the press after addressing the topic on malaria in Angola, at two-day course designed for trainers on Communication for Changing of behavious, sponsored by the Global Fund.

The official said that the increase in cases occurred in almost all country's provinces.

22 Jun 2018 description

Dundo - Angola government is committed to providing security to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), based in the eastern province of Lunda Norte.

Angola’s pledge was reaffirmed Wednesday by the province's governor Ernesto Muangala, adding that the country has created conditions for education and access to drinking water for DRC refugees.

Muangala was speaking at the Lóvua settlement, 80 kilometers from the provincial capital Dundo, during a ceremony that marked World Refugee Day, June 20.