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03 May 2018 description
report HALO Trust

The HALO Trust is to partner with Cazengo Coffee, who will be offering Angolan coffee to the US market for the first time in 40 years and contributing a share of sales to landmine clearance in Angola.

Angola’s battle for independence from Portugal, followed by a civil war that lasted for decades, devastated Angola its agricultural economy. Previously Angola had been the fourth largest coffee producer in the world.

02 Apr 2018 description

Two decades ago, Diana Princess of Wales walked in Angola’s minefields. In doing so, she captured the conscience of states, civil society and the public and helped inspire the final successful push to achieve the groundbreaking 1997 Ottawa Treaty banning landmines. States, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and campaigners came together in a way that changed the world.

29 Mar 2018 description
report HALO Trust

Cuito Cuanavale, Angola—site of the largest battle on African soil since World War II and a potent symbol of Angola’s brutal civil war.

03 Nov 2017 description
report HALO Trust

As the world observes UN Disarmament Week, this week marked a symbolic milestone in Angola’s National Disarmament Campaign.

Since 2005, a total of 125,000 weapons have now been destroyed in a campaign supported by HALO with funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.

28 Apr 2017 description

Armyworm spread has undermined hopes for a better harvest this year, with swathes of southern, eastern and western Africa infested

By Umberto Bacchi

ROME, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The fall armyworm - which decimates fields as it marches ever forward - has spread to Angola as the caterpillar eats its way through southern Africa, a U.N. agency said.

10 Mar 2017 description
report HALO Trust

The HALO Trust has been awarded a grant of $550,000 from the Government of Japan to conduct humanitarian demining and clearance of ordnance in Angola. The grant enables HALO to employ 50 Angolan demining staff for a period of 12 months.

The grant comes from the Japan’s Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). A signing ceremony to commemorate the grant was held in Luanda on 9 March 2017, at the official residence of the Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Angola, His Excellency Hironori Sawada.

31 Jan 2017 description

"This is concerning and may indicate that there's a bigger story beginning to emerge in Africa"

By Sally Hayden

LONDON, Jan 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drug widely used to cure malaria has failed for the first time in patients being treated in Britain, raising questions over whether the parasite is becoming resistant to drugs, researchers said on Tuesday.

12 Nov 2016 description

by Beh Lih Yi | @BehLihYi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 11 November 2016 10:54 GMT

Three fifths of the 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year lived in just 10 countries

By Beh Lih Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sixty percent of the world's 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality.

06 Nov 2013 description
map Maplecroft

Angola is considered an ‘extreme risk’ in Maplecroft’s Drought Risk Index 2013, and is ranked 17 out of 197 countries globally (where a lower score indicates a greater risk). The United Nations (UN) estimates that over 1.8 million people were affected by drought in July and August 2013, with five provinces in the south of the country – Cunene, Namibe, Cuando Cubango, Huila and Benguela – particularly afflicted by persistent drought conditions.

02 Jul 2012 description
report The Global Fund

The Global Fund and Angola signed a US$56 million agreement in June which consolidated all current malaria grants in the country into a single grant. The goal of the program, which has been supported by Chevron, is to reduce malaria-related morbidity by 60% in Angola by 2016.

12 Jan 2012 description

Critical need to maintain immunity to poliovirus in India until global eradication achieved

ATLANTA / EVANSTON, Ill. / GENEVA / NEW YORK / SEATTLE ¦ 12 January 2012 – India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, today completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011.

01 Jul 2011 description
report Maplecroft

Africa home to 29 of 37 countries rated ‘extreme risk’

Eritrea, Angola, DRC, Nigeria and Pakistan have been ranked among the 10 countries with the lowest educational attainment levels for their populations, according to new research rating 196 nations on educational spending, adult literacy and enrolment rates for students at all levels of education.

01 Apr 2011 description
report HALO Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: Kurt Chesko, Vice-President, HALO USA

+1-917-434-5004 or kurt.chesko@halousa.org

In Angola, 100% of Former Minefields Surveyed Found to be in Productive Use

Washington, DC, 1st April 2011 In conjunction with the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (Monday, April 4th), The HALO Trust, the world's oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization, has released the results of a study it conducted on how previously mined land is used after HALO has …

28 Jan 2011 description

28 January 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication.

Mr Cameron called on other donors to back the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as he announced the UK's commitment that will see an extra 45 million children fully vaccinated against the disease.

In 20 years, polio cases have been reduced by 99% and the disease is now close to being only the second in history - after smallpox - to be wiped out.

25 Jan 2011 description

LUANDA, 25 January 2011 - As their visit to Angola came to a close today, Mr. Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Assistant Regional Director for WHO Africa, welcomed commitments by the government and partners to rid the country of the scourge of polio. Dr. Yamada, Dr.

19 Aug 2010 description
report Maplecroft

Commodity price hikes due to climate events will hit the neediest countries

With global wheat prices expected to spike following an export ban in Russia due to fires destroying millions of hectares of crops, a new study measuring global food security has identified the food supplies of Afghanistan and nine Africa states as the countries which are most at risk and vulnerable to rising costs.

The Food Security Risk Index 2010, released by risk analysis and rating firm Maplecroft, evaluates the risks to the supply of basic food staples for 163 countries.

27 May 2010 description

Joint press release

NAIROBI, KENYA, 27, May 2010 - Government representatives from 20 African countries highly affected by HIV/AIDS gathered today in Nairobi to discuss ways to virtually eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015.

The three-day-consultation from 26 to 28 May is co-organized by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and UN agencies, including UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO. Participants are exploring how to expand and strengthen services for pregnant women and increase treatment for infected mothers and children.

02 Apr 2010 description
map EARS
SUMMARY FOR MAIZE
 Overall a good production year for the Southern Africa region.

 
The current growing season is expected to give an above average maize yield in most countries of the Southern Africa region.
 
Swaziland performs best with yields expected to be +18% relative to the previous 5-year average. Most other countries as Angola (+7%), Lesotho (+3%), Malawi (+3%), Mozambique (+8%), South Africa (+7%), Zambia (+4%) and Zimbabwe (+7%) have good yield prospects.