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16 Jan 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The general security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is stable but tense due to alleged Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) movements and activities in the Maridi areas in Western Equatoria State as well as along the Juba-Torit road in Central and Eastern Equatoria States. The Juba-Rokon road is now safe as the Dinka herdsmen, who were considered a security risk on that road, have now moved away from the Mundri area in Western Equatoria on their way back to Bor.

09 Jan 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The situation is tense on the Juba-Torit and Juba-Nimule roads and in areas surrounding Gumbo and Rejaf where the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has been launching attacks almost on a daily basis, looting food, cows, goats and property. Confirmed police sources indicate that the LRA has its base at Lungi Hill, approximately four kilometres south of Gumbo. There has been no positive response from the security forces based in the Gumbo vicinity to protect the civilian population.

22 Sep 2005 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The security situation in Yei and the surrounding areas remained tense and volatile following the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) migration from its traditional area in Eastern Equatoria. UN Operation Lifeline Sudan (UNOLS) raised the security levels of Yei, Kajo Keji, Labone and Nimule to level 3. The following roads were declared level 4 (i.e.

20 Sep 2005 description

General situation up to 20 September 2005

27 Aug 2005 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The general security situation remains calm in south Sudan. However, there are unconfirmed reports from Nimule / Magwei Counties of continued attacks by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Northern traders who left the towns of Juba / Malakal after the riots triggered by the death of John Garang have not yet returned. Prices of essential commodities in these locations are not yet back to normal.

25 Aug 2005 description

Most of the current Desert Locust activity is concentrated along both sides of the Chad/Sudan border and on the Red Sea coastal plains in northeast Eritrea. In the past few days, there have been a few unconfi rmed reports of swarms in Chad. Ground control operations are in progress in the three countries. Local breeding is underway in the interior of Yemen. The situation is calmer in the western part of the Sahel in West Africa where only low numbers of solitarious adults have been detected in Mauritania, Mali and Niger.

03 Aug 2005 description
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General Situation during July 2005
Forecast until mid-September 2005

21 Jul 2005 description

General Situation as of 21 July 2005

The Desert Locust situation continues to be a cause of concern in Chad and western Sudan where breeding is in progress and there is a risk of an outbreak developing. Low numbers of new swarms could start to form in eastern Chad in the coming weeks. So far, very few locusts have been seen in southern Mauritania, northern Mali and Niger but good rains have fallen in most of these areas and ecological conditions are favourable for breeding. Seasonal forecasts suggest that good rainfall will continue in August and September.

21 Jul 2005 description

21 July 2005, Rome - Intensive and wide-ranging locust monitoring and control operations need to be continued in the next months in frontline countries in the Sahel such as Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Sudan, FAO said today.

21 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead:

Aug-Oct 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region:

Climatology is expected across the domain, except locally over northwestern Cote d’Ivoire.

Northern Horn of Africa: