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04 Dec 2009 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in east and central Africa. The East and Central Africa region encompasses the Horn of Africa, as well as the Great Lakes region, including Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic(CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

16 Nov 2009 description

Responsables des projets et programmes, experts du développement agricole et rural et fonctionnaires du FIDA discutent de l'accès au marché et de l'intégration de l'agiculture et de l'élevage comme moyens d'améliorer la productivité agricole.

Bujumbura, le 16 novembre 2009. Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) organise du 16 au 19 novembre 2009 à Bujumbura, Burundi, un atelier régional sur l'exécution de ses projets et des programmes en Afrique de l'Est et Australe.

04 Nov 2009 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 04, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Egypt and Uganda are in new talks about the use of the River Nile water after previous negotiations with riparian countries failed to reach a compromise, a top Egyptian government official on a visit here said on Wednesday.

Mona Omar, the assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs, told reporters that a delegation of Egyptian experts were sent to Uganda about a week ago with new proposals for a compromise clause into the proposed Nile Water Basin Cooperative Framework agreement.

She did not however reveal what the …

30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

27 Oct 2009 description

The first ever European Report on Development (ERD) was launched at European Development Days in Stockholm. Europe's top experts put the focus on the challenges faced by fragile African countries in an unstable global economic context. Their report highlights the destabilising effect of the global economic downturn, and makes recommendations for the way forward.

26 Oct 2009 description
report EastAfrican

The refugee situation in East Africa has reached alarming levels and the United Nations is urging members countries to adopt the Tanzanian formula of integration.

Even though there is no armed conflict in East Africa at the moment, there are about 880,000 refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

This is because of civil war in Burundi prior to the peace talks, strife in Somalia and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, war between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the post election violence in Kenya.

The latest report by the United …

26 Oct 2009 description

In accordance with the Secretary-General's Bulletin (ST/SGB/2006/10), the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) is responsible for setting priorities for the use of the CERF Underfunded window and for selecting countries to receive allocations from that window, in close consultation with relevant humanitarian agencies.

26 Oct 2009 description

Regional Displacement Summary

At the end of September 2009, there were 10,188,709 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 10 out of 18 countries in the East and Central Africa region. This represents a net increase of 1,084,383 IDPs within the last six months.

Countries with ongoing massive internal displacements include the Democratic Republic of Congo (2.12 million), Sudan (4 million) and Somalia (1.55 million).

23 Oct 2009 description

GENEVA, 23 October 2009 - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and its Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) welcome the African Union's adoption of the Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. The Convention was adopted in Kampala today at the AU Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and IDPs in Africa.

"The African Union is the first regional organisation worldwide to adopt a legally binding instrument to protect the rights of internally displaced people," said NRC Secretary General Elisabeth Rasmusson.

22 Oct 2009 description
report African Union

Kampala, Uganda 22 October 2009 - In January 2009, Africa was host to an estimated 11.6 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) out of the world's 26 million IDP's. It is with the aim to address forced displacement, which is avoidable by reducing this figure, that the African Union (AU) has organized the Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and IDP's.

22 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The Eastern Africa region covers 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The region has four country representations in Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia and two other representations covering the Indian Ocean Islands and east Africa countries. Initially, this region was known as the Eastern Africa Zone (EAZ).

21 Oct 2009 description

Geneva (ICRC) - Tackling the problem of internal displacement in all its dimensions requires a huge concerted effort at both the State and international level, says the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

21 Oct 2009 description

By Bronwen Manby

Summary

Laws and practices governing citizenship in too many African countries effectively leave hundreds of thousands of people without a nationality.

21 Oct 2009 description

First comprehensive analysis of Africa's citizenship laws highlights consequences of gender and ethnic discrimination

(Kampala, Uganda, 21 October 2009) - The lack of citizenship rights generates conflict and undermines democracy in many countries in Africa, according to two new studies by the Open Society Institute.

21 Oct 2009 description

Une analyse complète des lois sur la nationalité en Afrique met en exergue les conséquences de la discrimination basée sur le genre et l'appartenance ethnique

(Kampala, Ouganda, 21 octobre 2009) - L'absence de droits en matière de nationalité engendre des conflits et affaiblit la démocratie dans de nombreux pays africains, d'après deux nouvelles études réalisées par l'Open Society Institute.

21 Oct 2009 description

Par Bronwen Manby

Résumé

Dans un trop grand nombre de pays africains, les lois et pratiques régissant la nationalité ont pour effet de laisser des centaines de milliers de gens sans nationalité. Les apatrides africains constituent l'un des groupes des populations les plus vulnérables du continent. Ils ne peuvent ni voter ni se présenter à des élections ; ils ne peuvent ni inscrire leurs enfants à l'école, ni voyager librement ou posséder une propriété foncière ; ils ne peuvent pas être employés par l'État ; ils sont exposés aux violations des droits humains.

20 Oct 2009 description
report African Union

Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa

Kampala, Uganda 20 October 2009 - After two-days of deliberations, the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) has adopted the Draft AU Convention on protection and assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP's) and the Draft Kampala Declaration. African Ministers of Foreign Affairs were meeting at an Extraordinary Session within the framework of the AU Special Summit on refugees, Returnees and IDP's in Africa which is being held in Kampala, Uganda from 19 to 23 October 2009.

During this …

19 Oct 2009 description

KAMPALA, Ouganda, 19 octobre (HCR) - Des ministres d'Etat venant de nombreux pays africains se sont aujourd'hui rencontrés à Kampala, en Ouganda, pour répondre aux défis du déplacement forcé auxquels est confronté ce continent.

Durant les deux prochains jours, les ministres présents pour la session extraordinaire du Conseil exécutif de l'Union africaine (UA) délibèreront sur le problème apparemment insoluble concernant le déplacement forcé en Afrique et paveront la voie pour le sommet historique de l'Union africaine sur les réfugiés, les rapatriés et les déplacés.

19 Oct 2009 description
report African Union

Kampala, Uganda 19 October 2009 - Through the National Policy for Internally Displaced Persons, Uganda has resettled 2.1 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) since 2002. "The remaining 413 000 are gradually returning home on a voluntary basis".

These were the words of Ugandan Prime Minister Professor Apolo R Nsibambi at the opening of the Extraordinary Session of the AU Executive Council being held in Kampala, Uganda from 19 till 20 October 2009.