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15 Nov 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

NAIROBI, 15 November (IRIN) - Heads of state from countries in and around the Great Lakes region are set to take part in a two-day conference starting on Friday in Dar es Salaam that has been 20 years on the making.

With top international officials expected, including UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the current chairman of the African Union, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, the conference aims to consolidate the current post-conflict transitional peace processes taking place in various countries in …

08 Nov 2004 description
report IRIN

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

BUJUMBURA, 8 Nov 2004 (IRIN) - Getting a clear picture of the situation of Burundian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) is as difficult as walking through a brightly lit maze where the pathway is clearly visible, but all too often leads to a dead end.

The problem is that too many different organisations are dealing with these categories of people and seem to have overlapping duties with several grey areas of responsibility.

26 Oct 2004 description

Déclaration d'une adjointe au porte-parole du Quai d'Orsay

(Paris, le 26 octobre 2004)

Une réunion des bailleurs de fonds de la lutte préventive contre les criquets pèlerins en Afrique du Nord et du Nord-Ouest s'est tenue hier à Paris à l'initiative du ministère des Affaires étrangères et avec la collaboration de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Agriculture et l'Alimentation (OAA-FAO).

Se déroulant dans le contexte de la grave invasion acridienne qui sévit actuellement dans cette région, la réunion a permis à l'Organisation pour Agriculture …

15 Oct 2004 description

General situation as of 15 October 2004

Desert Locust swarms continued to leave the Sahel in West Africa during the first half of October and appeared in Northwest Africa. Most of these swarms were moving towards the north and northwest. So far, they have arrived in northwest Mauritania, southern Western Sahara, southern Algeria and the Cape Verde Islands. Some of the swarms in Western Sahara continued north and nearly reached the southern side of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

06 Oct 2004 description
report The New York Times

By JAN EGELAND