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20 Aug 2010 description

Socio-Political Developments in Kenya

Kenya calls for collective efforts to resolve Somali crisis: Kenya on Tuesday 17th August called on the international community to find ways of addressing the political instability in wartorn Somalia.

During a meeting with the UN Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, Kenya's Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula Moses Wetangula said that the situation in Somalia cannot be addressed solely by an institution or an individual, and called for an comprehensive plan of action by the various stakeholders.

13 Aug 2010 description

Socio-Political Developments in Kenya

Muslims protest over renditioning of Kampala bombing suspect: A Muslim human rights organisation has protested the arrest and renditioning of another Kenyan who was arrested at the weekend in connection with last month's Kampala bombing, which killed 76 people. Mohamed Abdul Hamid was arrested from his Nairobi's South C house in an operation mounted by tens of hooded police led by detectives from Anti-Terrorism Police Unit.

10 Aug 2010 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 10 août 2010 (IRIN) - Les cultures à croissance rapide, et plus résistantes face à des sécheresses de plus en plus fréquentes et intenses, arrivent en tête de la liste des stratégies adoptées par la plupart des pays pour adapter leur production alimentaire au changement climatique, selon un nouveau document.

Ce document de discussion, dirigé par Jonathan Makau Nzuma de l'université de Nairobi, au Kenya, et produit par l'Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires (IFPRI), s'est intéressé à l'adaptation dans le secteur agricole dans …

09 Aug 2010 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 9 August 2010 (IRIN) - Crops that mature faster and are tolerant of more frequent and intense droughts top the list of how most countries adapt their food production to climate change, says a new paper.

The discussion paper (http://www.ifpri.org/publication/strategies-adapting-climate-change-rural-sub-saharan-africa) led by Jonathan Makau Nzuma from the …

01 Aug 2010 description

Executive summary

This review examines the response of UNHCR and other stakeholders to three distinct but interrelated mixed migratory movements that are currently taking place to and within southern Africa. First, a movement of people from the Horn of Africa to South Africa, generally transiting through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and, to some extent, Zimbabwe; second, a movement of people from the Great Lakes region of Africa (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda) to South Africa, a proportion of whom are also taking up residence in Malawi and Mozambique; and …

31 Jul 2010 description


The ten ASARECA member countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) have adopted, or are planning to adopt, a range of climate change adaptation strategies in agriculture.

Of the 26 strategies mentioned, only two are common to all 10 countries, while five more are common to five or more. The strategies common to all member countries include the development and promotion of drought-tolerant and early-maturing crop species and exploitation of new and renewable energy sources.

19 Jul 2010 description

Overall improvement though areas of concern where food insecurity persists

The overall Food Security situation in the region has improved due to sustained normal to above normal rainfall conditions, in terms of intensity, duration and coverage, between the March to May 2010 rainfall season.

30 Jun 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 30 June 2010 (IRIN) - Pastoralists across East Africa are set to benefit as the region's national borders are relaxed amid joint efforts to mitigate the risks associated with their migration.

"With the coming into effect [on 1 July] of the common market protocol, pastoralists like the Maasai, the Pokot and the Somali who do not believe in borders as they have kin in more than one country will enjoy better freedom of movement across the borders," Augustine Lotodo, a member of parliament in the East African Legislative Assembly, told IRIN on 30 June.

The protocol …

27 Jun 2010 description

27 Jun 2010 14:54:22 GMT

* Group of five will not renege on deal

* Sudan says "freezing" cooperation

* New meeting called to tackle impasse

By Barry Malone

ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Reuters) - Five East African countries said on Sunday that they would not go back on a deal they signed to share River Nile waters that has drawn fierce criticism from Egypt and Sudan.

After more than a decade of talks driven by anger over the perceived injustice of a previous Nile water treaty signed in 1929, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya signed a deal last month without …

24 Jun 2010 description
report UN General Assembly


Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session

22 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank

I. General

1. COMESA's strategic agricultural goal is to achieve improved regional food security in the COMESA region with Member States recognizing that attaining food security is not possible without achieving agriculture sector competitiveness. The specific project development objective of the proposed CAADP - Child Trust Fund (CTF) is improved strategic planning and implementation of agricultural investments at the national and regional levels.

19 May 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 19 May 2010 (IRIN) - Shortages of medical staff have been identified as one of the major impediments to achieving the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals. For example, one of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique, has just 548 doctors for a population of more than 22 million, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO's baseline estimate for achieving the health-related MDGs is at least 23 health workers per 10,000 people - against an average of 13 in Africa.

03 May 2010 description