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23 May 2018 description

Dakar, May 23 (BNA): The embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Senegal has distributed more than 10,000 food baskets for eligible families and needy segments of society in Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leon, Cape Verde and Cote d'Ivoire.

Part of the embassy's annual Iftar Saem Programme, the food parcels are funded by the Khalifa bin Zayed AL Nahyan Foundation, Emirates Red Cross, Dubai Charity Association, Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Dar El-Ber Society and Ahmad bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works.

10 May 2018 description

Bamako a abrité, du 7 au 8 mai 2018, une réunion de planification sur le programme « Promotion de la Paix et du Développement durables par le renforcement des compétences pour la vie et le travail dans le Sahel ». Cette grande rencontre de deux jours a permis aux participants d’élaborer un cadre de résultats du projet, ainsi qu’un calendrier de mise en œuvre, à travers le partage d’expériences avec des pays du Sahel, mais aussi d’autres pays tels que le Cabo Verde, la Gambie et la Guinée Bissau.

29 Apr 2018 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

10 Apr 2018 description

Sénégal : notre premier bulletin régional

Une revue de nos activités au Sénégal, Cap Vert, Gambie et Guinée-Bissau

Durant l'année 2017, nous avons mené plusieurs activités dans les domaines de l'assistance aux familles des migrants portés disparus, de la promotion du droit international humanitaire (DIH), de la visite des détenues et de l'amélioration de leurs conditions de détention, ainsi que de l'amélioration de la sécurité économique des personnes déplacées et/ou de retour chez elles en Casamance.

06 Apr 2018 description

The participants in the regional technical consultation on the validation of the final results of the 2017-2018 cropping season and the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 26 to 28 March 2018, issued the following statement:

01 Apr 2018 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

29 Mar 2018 description

Moustapha Diallo, IFRC communications officer in Praia, Cape Verde

At first glance, the inhabitants of Cape Verde’s capital Praia seem serene and undaunted. But as soon as the conversation turns towards dengue fever, they become deeply worried and anxious.

“Whether they admit it or not, everyone is afraid of catching dengue fever. This is understandable since no one knew of the disease before”, says Tatiana Alfama, a Cape Verde Red Cross volunteer and relief department coordinator.

Nearly 15,000 cases

24 Mar 2018 description

Health Ministers and Environment Ministers, Experts, Officials and other key stakeholders from Small Island Development States (SIDS) of Africa and South East Asian regions, namely Cabo Verde, Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Sao Tome and Principes and Seychelles participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Third Global Conference on Climate Change and Health on 21-22 March 2018 in Mauritius.

22 Mar 2018 description

SG/A/1795*-BIO/5073*
21 MARS 2018

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Ibrahim Thiaw, de la Mauritanie, au poste de Conseiller spécial pour le Sahel.  M. Thiaw aidera le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel, M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, à recalibrer la Stratégie intégrée des Nations Unies pour le Sahel et le nouveau Plan de soutien au Sahel.

19 Mar 2018 description

Vienna, Austria, January 19, 2018.The 162nd Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved over US$368 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

The public sector loans, which total US$226.1 million, will support the following projects:

Other approvals included five grants totaling US$4.92 million to the following organizations:

16 Mar 2018 description

AUTHORS

José Lourenço, Dr Maria Monteiro, Tomás Tomás, Júlio Monteiro Rodrigues, Oliver Pybus, Nuno Rodrigues Faria

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in the island nation of Cabo Verde was of unprecedented magnitude in Africa and the first to be associated with microcephaly in the continent.

15 Mar 2018 description

The application is vital for early detection of Fall Armyworm and guiding best response

14 March 2018, Rome - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.

06 Mar 2018 description

This activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative—referred to as the “ADRF Initiative,” the “Initiative” or “R5”—from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The report gives an overview of the achievements to date and identifies upcoming priorities and challenges.

06 Mar 2018 description

Over the last ten years, it has become evident that the demographic dividend framework offers a strategic basis for focusing and prioritizing investments in people in general and youth in particular, in order to achieve sustainable development. The demographic dividend framework is in line with Africa’s Agenda 2063 and its’ ‘First Ten-Year Implementation Plan’ which together lay a strong foundation for the vision of African leaders in all facets of the continent’s development.

26 Feb 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: