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16 Nov 2017 description

Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The Africa Nutrition Report, launched today in Abidjan, Ivory Coast also indicates that a growing number of children under five years old are overweight.

13 Nov 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Au mois d’Octobre 2017, 1 ménage de 03 personnes en provenance du Bénin sont retournés en Côte d’Ivoire le 15 Octobre 2017. Le rapatriement volontaire de ce mois ont fortement été impacté par les travaux de réparation du Bac utilisé pour le rapatriement aTabou et la très mauvaise praticabilité des axes routiers.

13 Nov 2017 description

Activités principales

Retour volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens

  • Le mois d'octobre a enregistré l'arrivée de 03 personnes rapatriées en provenance du Benin qui ont été accueillies dans la dignité et la sécurité à l'aéroport Felix Houphouët Boigny d'Abidjan le 15 octobre 2017.

  • Ce chiffre, l'un des plus bas de l'année, s'explique par la très mauvaise praticabilité des axes routiers fortement endommagés par la saison des pluies, qui a été encore d'une forte intensité pendant ce mois d'octobre 2017.

10 Nov 2017 description
report CARE

GENDER INEQUALITY AND FINANCIAL EXCLUSION

Women and girls in West Africa face some of the highest rates of gender inequality and financial exclusion in the world.1 Caused by entrenched structural social belief systems, values and cultural norms and practices, as well as a gap between the political will and the reality of the lives of women and girls in the region—these injustices are undeniably connected, resulting in a cycle of poverty that can affect entire families for generations.

09 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and buildings that have served as landmarks for generations.

02 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER

Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.

01 Nov 2017 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

31 Oct 2017 description
report Africa Rice Center

Article de l’équipe du volet riz de SARD-SC (Abiba Omar, Josey Kamanda et Sidi Sanyang)

Diplômé en comptabilité et en management, Loki Charles Cocou, 29 ans, a travaillé à temps partiel en tant qu’enseignant et a dispensé des cours à domicile à Cotonou, au Bénin. Cependant, ses revenus ne lui permettaient pas de subvenir aux besoins de sa femme et de ses trois enfants. Par conséquent, il est retourné à Bantè, son village, qui se situe dans le Centre du Bénin à près de 292 km de Cotonou.

31 Oct 2017 description
report Africa Rice Center

Article contributed by SARD-SC ‘Rice component’ team members (Abiba Omar, Josey Kamanda and Sidi Sanyang)

After graduating in accountancy and management, 29-year old Loki Charles Cocou worked as a part-time teacher and gave private lessons at home in Cotonou, Benin. However, his income was insufficient for the needs of his wife and three children. Consequently, he returned to Bantè, his home village, located in the center of Benin, about 292 km from Cotonou.

25 Oct 2017 description

Rainfall deficits in September in Mauritania and Senegal may affect crops

KEY MESSAGES

  • The seasonal rainfall has been globally average to above average (Figure 1 and Figure 2) over most of the region, but September rainfall has been below average over most of the Sahelian zone with pockets of severe deficits in areas of Senegal, Mauritania, Niger and Chad.

24 Oct 2017 description

The Algerian authorities have launched a discriminatory crackdown against foreign nationals, rounding up and forcibly expelling more than 2,000 sub-Saharan African migrants from a range of countries to neighbouring Niger and Mali over the past three weeks, said Amnesty International. Those expelled include more than 300 minors, among them at least 25 unaccompanied children.

21 Oct 2017 description
  • Des productions agricoles et pastorales bonnes à très bonnes attendues pour la campagne 2016/2017.

  • Epidémie de fièvre de la vallée du Rift dans la région de Tahoua au Niger.

  • La situation alimentaire est globalement satisfaisante dans la région exception faite des zones de conflits dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad et au nord du Mali.

20 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

12 Oct 2017 description

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.