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07 Sep 2005 description
report World Bank

September 7, 2005 -- The World Bank is sponsoring a summit in Paris in a bid to secure more resources and better coordination in the fight against malaria in Africa.

24 Jun 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

NAIROBI, 24 June (IRIN) - Countries in the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa regions have signed an agreement setting up a centre on small arms to combat the proliferation and use of illicit light weapons and strengthen cooperation in the region.

22 Jun 2005 description

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Following is a summary of the major conflicts in Africa:

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

- Rwanda and Uganda invaded the former Belgian colony in 1998, saying they wanted to protect themselves from fighters who had fled to Congo after the 1994 massacre of 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda.

- The five-year war sucked in six African nations and nearly 4 million died. The war was declared over in July 2003 after a series of peace deals.

22 Mar 2005 description

The UK is to double its funding for water and sanitation in Africa over the next three years, International Development Secretary Hilary Benn announced today.

And he said the Government will take immediate action to help 11 African countries where the problem is most acute.

Speaking at a conference to mark World Water Day, Mr Benn said funding from the Department for International Development will increase from £47.5m this year to £95m in 2007/8.

He said there were a number of reasons why international targets to improve access to water and sanitation are not being …