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19 Sep 2000 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/9774
Assembly Continues General Debate

Africans needed and deserved hands-on solidarity and constructive engagement with the developed world if they were to succeed in the struggle for peace and development, said Mompati S. Merafhe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Botswana, said this afternoon as the General Assembly continued its general debate. The struggle for peace and security in the continent remained an all- consuming preoccupation.

19 Sep 2000 description

The next U.S. administration following the Clinton presidency will inherit a "heavy responsibility to maintain and expand" the close U.S.-Africa partnership that has been put in place and fostered during the past eight years, says Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Susan Rice.

18 Sep 2000 description

The foreign operations appropriations bill for FY 2001 is currently being acted on by the Senate and will soon go to a conference committee. Within this bill is funding for the Migration and Refugee Affairs (MRA) account. From the MRA account the U.S. makes contributions to UNHCR, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and others who protect and assist refugees around the world.

18 Sep 2000 description

Human African trypanosomiasis, the fatal neurological disease better known as sleeping sickness, was thought to be nearly eradicated by 1965 as a result of a sophisticated multinational diagnosis and treatment effort undertaken over a period of decades.

06 Sep 2000 description

At least 1.5 million people in Africa fled their homes during the first eight months of this year because of war, violence, or political repression, the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR) announced today.

01 Sep 2000 description

Refugee news briefings

01 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

01 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339