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23 Dec 2003 description

Africa Weather Hazards Assessment Text Explanation December 25-31, 2003

14 Nov 2003 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 14 November (IRIN) - Sam Amoo is heading a pan-African programme for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aimed at boosting the continent's conflict resolution capabilities. In the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, he told IRIN why efforts often fail because peace builders arrive with ready-made answers, and how it is up to Africans to find solutions to the conflicts that ravage the continent.

25 Apr 2003 description

Mogadishu (dpa) - More than 27 Somali and Ethiopian refugees are believed to have died as they were forced off two boats on their way across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen.

The acting counsellor of the Somali embassy in Yemen, Hussein Hajji Ahmed Mohammed, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur, dpa on Friday he had been speaking to survivors of the boating disaster who were forced to swim ashore after the boat started taking water.

The refugees claimed they were beaten by the crew as they tried to get to an upper part of the boat when the lower areas started to fill with water.

28 Jan 2003 description

Geneva (dpa) - Over 17.5 million people are in urgent need of food relief on the Horn of Africa, said a spokesperson for the U.N. World Food Programme on Tuesday in Geneva.