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30 Nov 2001 description
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NATIONS UNIES
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30 Nov 2001 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 30 November (IRIN) - A landmark agreement has been reached to stop the trade in "conflict diamonds". The agreement reached in Gaborone, Botswana would see the introduction of a certificate of origin for all rough diamonds to track the gems as they are exported from their country of origin to middle men and then finally to the diamond firms that will process the stones.

30 Nov 2001 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
IRIN-SA
Tel: +27 11 880-4633
Fax: +27 11 447-5472

30 Nov 2001 description
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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.

30 Nov 2001 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
IRIN-CEA
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

29 Nov 2001 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 29 November (IRIN) - The Zimbabwean government has dismissed findings by a UN panel of experts that it is involved in the plundering of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

29 Nov 2001 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 29 November (IRIN) - Delegates attending talks on "conflict diamond" in Gaborone, Botswana have reached a tentative agreement to help stem the trade in the illegal gems that are fuelling conflicts in countries like Angola, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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.

29 Nov 2001 description

The international community is responding with laudably generous financial contributions to assist refugees from Afghanistan, but refugee relief programs in most other regions of the world are begging for adequate financial support in the final weeks of 2001, particularly in Africa.

29 Nov 2001 description
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The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) met today with rebel leaders to discuss the deployment of UN troops to a part of the country under their control.

29 Nov 2001 description
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NAIROBI, 29 November (IRIN) - The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Namanga Ngongi, said on Wednesday that Zimbabwe had "reaffirmed its willingness" to comply with UN Security Council resolutions on the DRC.

29 Nov 2001 description
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NAIROBI, 29 novembre (IRIN) - Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire-Général de l'ONU en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Namanga Ngongi, a déclaré mercredi que le Zimbabwe avait "réaffirmé sa volonté" de se conformer aux résolutions du Conseil de sécurité sur la RDC.

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.

28 Nov 2001 description


(From October/November Transitions Newsletter.)
In order to more deeply analyze and address the nature of the problems relating to Disarmament, Demobilization and Durable Solutions (D3), UNDP/ERD led a mapping and programming mission to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 6 August to 13 September. The main objectives of the mission were to:

27 Nov 2001 description
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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.

27 Nov 2001 description
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NAIROBI, 27 November (IRIN) - United Nations agencies and their partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are seeking a combined total of US $194,140,365 in funding for humanitarian relief and recovery efforts for the year 2002, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Kinshasa announced on Tuesday.

27 Nov 2001 description

Press release by the Belgian Secretary of State, Eddy Boutmans

27 Nov 2001 description
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NAIROBI, 27 November (IRIN) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced the departure on Saturday of a humanitarian barge transporting 267 mt of foodstuffs from Kinshasa to some 25,000 refugees from the Central African Republic currently in the northwestern city of Zongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), WFP reported.