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30 Sep 2009 description

Introduction

Global warming is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. Increasing global temperatures are bringing about rapid changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather.

17 Dec 2004 description

UNITA demand politicisation of Electoral Commission

The largest opposition party, UNITA, has demanded that an Independent Electoral Commission be set up in such a way that it is itself represented, along with churches and civil society.

On 6 December UNITA leader Isaias Samakuva told a workshop of opposition parliamentarians that the creation of an independent electoral commission must be at the centre of a new electoral law for the next election, which is expected to be held in September 2006.

Samakuva also raised UNITA's opposition to the suggestion by President Jose Eduardo …

14 Sep 2004 description

Election timetable proposed

Angola's ruling party, the MPLA, has put forward a detailed timetable culminating in presidential and parliamentary elections in September 2006.

The largest opposition party, UNITA, had objected to the lack of a timetable, and since 12 May had been boycotting the Angolan parliament's Constitutional Commission, the body that will pave the way for the country's next elections. UNITA has now indicated that it will rejoin the Constitutional Commission, and will put forward its own electoral timetable in parliament.

14 Jul 2004 description

Angola signs up for African Peer Review Mechanism

20 May 2004 description

Aid boycott eases

21 Apr 2004 description

IMF agreement imminent

08 Jan 2003 description

New government appointed=A0

05 Dec 2002 description

Milestone reached with end of Joint Commission

10 Sep 2002 description

UN Security Council authorises new mission

26 Feb 2002 description

Jonas Savimbi killed=A0

05 Oct 2001 description

Train massacre toll rises

03 Sep 1999 description


Two hundred people die every day, says UN
The United Nations has warned of the critical condition of the two million Angolans who have fled their homes and who are now suffering from a lack of food, medicines, shelter and arable land. The UN continues to hold the rebel movement UNITA responsible for the war, and is calling on the international community to provide aid to meet the crisis.