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30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

13 Jan 2012 description

From drought to floods — climate variability still impacting on vulnerable pastoral and agricultural communities.

The Eastern sector of the region has suddenly shifted from experi-encing severe drought to floods. This feature is a constant and urgent reminder of climate variability impacting on the most vulnerable pastoral and marginal agricultural communities.

30 Dec 2011 description

2011 saw Korea at the forefront of efforts to strengthen the existing framework of international cooperation for the provision of development assistance, disaster relief, and NGO-headed aid programs. From leadership at high-level international conferences to a series of historic summit meetings that saw President Lee Myung-bak become the first Korean head of state to visit Africa, the events of the past year pointed to significant contributions by Korea as a key player in the international community.

20 Dec 2011 description
report Irish Aid

Ireland’s support to women’s empowerment in the dGender equality is both a human right and fundamental to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

08 Dec 2011 description
report Maplecroft

An annual Human Rights Risk Atlas, analysing the extent of human rights abuses in 197countries, has revealed that human rights and labour standards risks for companies and investors are increasing on a global scale, with 48% of the world now posing ‘extreme’ or ‘high’ risks of corporate complicity in rights violations.

07 Dec 2011 description

Exchange of views with the Development committee of the European Parliament:

Brussels, 5 December 2011

Madame la Présidente, honourable members, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear colleagues,

I am very pleased to be back at the European Parliament's DEVE Committee. This is another opportunity to deepen further our dialogue and cooperation.

29 Nov 2011 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease out-breaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present signifi-cant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East and Central Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

25 Nov 2011 description

Contents
- 541 African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control: meeting of national task forces, September 2011
- 549 Progress introducing rotavirus vaccine into Latin America and the Caribbean, 2006-2010
- 555 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-September 2011

25 Nov 2011 description

Ottawa (Ontario) ― Aujourd'hui, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé 25 nouveaux projets visant à renforcer le soutien du Canada à l'Afrique. La ministre Oda a fait mention de ces projets récemment dans un discours prononcé lors d'une réunion avec des hauts-commissaires et ambassadeurs africains à Ottawa.

23 Nov 2011 description

On this day when the whole world is celebrating the International Day Against Impunity for crimes committed against journalists, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the African group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), calls on the African Union and governments to take bold initiatives in order to end the unbearable impunitythe perpetrators of the worst crimes against journalists enjoy in Africa.

22 Nov 2011 description

I. Key Points

  • Funding worth US$ 42 million immediately needed to assist food insecure people;

  • Typhoid outbreak: trend of increased cases;

  • Deportees continue to arrive from Botswana and South Africa;

  • Education and health transition funds launched;

  • CAP for Zimbabwe funded at 46 percent.

22 Nov 2011 description

November 18, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced 25 new initiatives to further Canada's support to Africa. Minister Oda referenced these projects in a recent speech delivered to African Heads of Missions meeting in Ottawa.

18 Nov 2011 description
report IRIN

LONDON, 18 November 2011 (IRIN) - It will take two centuries for sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to NGO WaterAid, which calls on national leaders to commit 3.5 percent of their annual budget to the sector. [http://www.wateraid.org/ ]

17 Nov 2011 description

Highlights

− Escalating security concerns in Dadaab Operation area include unprecedented threats such as the recently explosive device founded near Hagadera camp, November 5. Volatile security in the area includes likely risks of banditry, hijacking/carjacking, and landmines.

− Mitigating measures to reduce the vulnerability of the UN common compound have been adopted and the exercises continue.

16 Nov 2011 description
report African Union

PRESS RELEASE Nº 147/2011

Addis Ababa, 16 November 2011- The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, hosted the Meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) today Wednesday 16 November 2011, at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

07 Nov 2011 description
report EastAfrican

By DICTA ASIIMWE

Uganda's national Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory will soon become a reference laboratory for the entire East African region.

The facility will in 2012 become the second TB supranational laboratory in sub-Saharan Africa after a similar laboratory in South Africa.

The World Health Organisation granted Uganda candidate status to join the TB Supranational Reference Laboratory Network, which will make testing of drug resistant TB easier and bring the service closer.

07 Nov 2011 description

At a recent workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, jointly organized by TDRP and DPKO, 40 participants discussed what national ownership meant in their efforts to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate (DDR) combatants.

Eleven African countries and Colombia were represented. Participants included current and former heads of DDR commissions, and representatives from civil society, donor countries and multilateral organizations.

Why promote national ownership?

03 Nov 2011 description

A SNAPSHOT OF EVENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC

Between May and September 2011, a number of disasters including floods and storms continued to devastate Asia and the Pacific region.

Floods occurred in China from June onwards, affecting over 36 million people and killing at least 355 people. Despite direct economic losses of nearly US$6.5 billion, no international assistance was requested.