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18 Jul 2003 description

Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation

04 Mar 2003 description
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General Situation during February 2003
Forecast until mid-April 2003

The Desert Locust situation remained calm during February. Small-scale breeding occurred near the Red Sea coast in Sudan. There were also unconfirmed reports of adults and hoppers in northern Mali. Breeding conditions were generally dry throughout the recession area because of poor rainfall. In South-West Asia, unprecedented rains occurred in southern Pakistan, including Baluchistan where small-scale breeding is expected during the forecast period.

03 Feb 2003 description
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General Situation during January 2003
Forecast until mid-March 2003

The Desert Locust situation remained calm during January. Although conditions continued to be favourable in the winter breeding areas, no locusts have been reported in these places. Only isolated adults were present in Niger, southern Algeria and northern Somalia. There was an unconfirmed report of adults and hoppers in northern Mali. During the forecast period, small-scale breeding could occur along the Red Sea coasts. No significant developments are expected.

01 Jan 2003 description

Data Sources: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Population Action International

16 Apr 2002 description

But Experts warn opportunity to stamp out disease must be grasped now due to unstable global situation

17 Jul 2001 description
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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

19 Jun 2001 description

Approximately 465,000 Sudanese were refugees or asylum seekers at the end of 2000: some 200,000 in Uganda, about 70,000 in Ethiopia, an estimated 70,000 in Congo-Kinshasa, at least 55,000 in Kenya, 35,000 in Central African Republic, about 20,000 in Chad, some 12,000 in Egypt, and nearly 2,000 new Sudanese asylum applicants in Europe.

16 Oct 2000 description
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NAIROBI, 16 October (IRIN)- Interim president Abdiqasim Salad Hasan arrived in Somalia's devastated capital on Saturday to an ecstatic public welcome and huge show of force. But his "hero's welcome", as reported by the local and international press, is chiefly symbolic of high expectations by a people desperate for real leadership after a decade without a central government.

08 Sep 2000 description
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SOMALIA: Faction leaders condemn new interim authority

30 Aug 2000 description
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SOMALIA: Newly elected leader in Mogadishu

10 Aug 2000 description
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SUDAN: Aid staff evacuated

27 Jul 2000 description
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SOMALIA: Hostages "tired but well"

03 May 1999 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 3 mai (IRIN) - Lors de leur première conférence ouverte ce lundi à Maputo (Mozambique), les représentants des états signataires du Traité d'Ottawa portant interdiction des mines antipersonnel ont appris que trois des pays Africains qui ont signé la convention ne se conforment pas à ses dispositions.

03 May 1999 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 3 May (IRIN)=A0- Delegates attending the first meeting of signatories of the 1997 Ottawa Landmine Ban Treaty which opened in Maputo, Mozambique, on Monday, were told that three African countries which had put their signatures to the treaty had failed to comply with its terms.