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26 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

On 25 October, women leaders and experts gathered at the UN Headquarters to discuss issues of masculinities, violence against women, and women’s participation in peace and justice in transitional societies. With 2 billion people across 35 countries and territories affected by fragility, conflict and violence, women’s active participation and leadership in preventing conflict and sustaining peace is critical.

25 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 104,095 cholera / AWD cases and 1562 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia,
South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 75% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.9%.

25 Oct 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Adrian Edwards – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 24 octobre 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

24 Oct 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

24 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Dégradation de la situation humanitaire au sud du Territoire de Shabunda

  • Plus de 47 000 personnes ciblées par un projet d’accès à l’eau potable dans les zones de santé de Kalehe et de Katana

Aperçu de la situation

23 Oct 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 45 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg in Uganda

  • Monkeypox in Nigeria

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Tanzania.

23 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On 23 October 2017, the Council renewed the EU restrictive measures against Burundi for another year until 31 October 2018. These measures consist of a travel ban and asset freeze against four persons whose activities are deemed to be undermining democratic governance and obstructing the search for a peaceful political solution in Burundi. These activities include acts of violence, repression or incitement to violence and acts which constitute serious human rights violations.

23 Oct 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Peace Direct

20 October 2017: As many as 400,000 people have fled Burundi since the political crisis began in 2015, triggering mass protests, violence and human rights abuse across the country. As two new resolutions seek to address the crisis on the ground, what role can local peacebuilders play in forging a peaceful path out of violence?

22 Oct 2017 description

Efforts at shifting the continent towards decolonial peace

BY SIPHAMANDLA ZONDI