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20 Dec 2001 description

Torn apart by years of civil war, families find each other this week with Red Cross help.

19 Dec 2001 description
report Xinhua

LUSAKA, Dec 19, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The U.S. government has given the World Food Program (WFP) 1 million U.S. dollars for the purchase of emergency food supplies to feed over 125,000 refugees in Zambia, Times of Zambia reported on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2001 description
report Xinhua

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 12, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United States would consider a request for financial help for the next round of peace talks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a US official said on Wednesday.

10 Dec 2001 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Dec 10, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Aisha Daisy Bukuru, deputy representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has hailed the devotion that the Rwandan government has demonstrated in providing protection, security and assistance to refugees, the Rwanda News Agency reported on Monday.

07 Dec 2001 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - A UN radio station to be known as "Okapi" is scheduled to begin broadcasts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next month, the world body's Observer Mission in Congo announced in Kinshasa Friday.

30 Nov 2001 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 29, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has planned to provide about 12 million U.S. dollars to refugee projects in Uganda, UNHCR representative in Uganda Saihou Saidy told a press conference here Thursday.

29 Nov 2001 description

Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Unarmed opposition political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo are scheduled to meet in Brussels from 15-16 January 2002, a spokesman of the Belgian foreign ministry, Koen Vervaeke, announced here Wednesday.

28 Nov 2001 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Diseases formerly regarded as eradicated, such as plague and whooping cough, have recently resurfaced in the DR Congo, due to lack of access to health care, charity organisations reported.

27 Nov 2001 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 27, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A high level delegation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will arrive in Uganda Wednesday for a two-day visit, according to a press release from the UNHCR Office here on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2001 description
report Xinhua

LUSAKA, Nov 20, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said the continued civil and political upheavals in neighboring countries is expanding the refugee population in Zambia now standing at 270,000, the biggest in the southern African region, the official Zambia Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

20 Nov 2001 description

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The UN food agency, FAO, has donated seeds and ploughing tools to 1,000 farmers in the Ewo, Okoyo, Mbama, Etoumbi, Kellé and Mbomo districts in the West-Basin region of northern Congo, the agriculture ministry in Kinshasa said.

20 Nov 2001 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The World Bank has granted DR Congo 50 million US dollars, the largest amount to the country from the Bank for over a decade, according to Callisto Madavo, the Bank's Vice-President for the African Region.

20 Nov 2001 description

Paris, France (PANA) - Two non-governmental organisations based in France have decided to put their resources together to help children orphaned by the war and HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

14 Nov 2001 description

By Alpha Nuhu, PANA Correspondent

02 Nov 2001 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peoples' Republic of China has donated 200,000 dollars to the OAU Peace Fund to support activities of the Joint Military Commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

27 Oct 2001 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Germany has released 750,000 DM (about 352,000 US Dollars) as emergency assistance to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

26 Oct 2001 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The spokesman for the UN Mission in DR Congo (MONUC), Hamadoun Toure, has expressed concern over what he said was a confusing situation in Kanyabayong, where Ugandan and Rwandan troops were reportedly disputing frontline positions.

25 Oct 2001 description

By Robert I. Rotberg