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09 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,820 cholera / AWD cases and 433 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018.

These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.6 % (10,529) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17% (6,273).

22 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,257 cholera / AWD cases and 425 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.5 % (10,318) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.2% (6,225).

05 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Ten out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 35,727 cholera / AWD cases and 423 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.2 % (10,086) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.2% (6,132).

23 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 34,965 cholera / AWD cases and 420 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 26.9 % (9,395) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.5% (6,132).

08 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 34,109 cholera / AWD cases and 412 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 25.7 % of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.9%.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 28,553 cholera / AWD cases and 388 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 21 % of the total case load reported this year.

04 Sep 2018 description

There was an overall downward trend in the levels of organised violence and protests on the African continent during the month of August 2018 compared to the rest of the year. There are fewer reported events than is typical for August based on previous years, but this pattern may still be reversed due to reporting lags. Significant developments still spanned a number of countries in August 2018.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Wambi Michael

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 20 2017 (IPS) - Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Busani Bafana

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 18 2017 (IPS)

Southern African countries have agreed on a multi-pronged plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the fall army worm, which has cut forecast regional maize harvests by up to ten percent, according to a senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official.

02 Jun 2017 description
report CGIAR

JUNE 2, 2017 FROM CGIAR News from CGIAR System Organization

The recent appearance of the fall armyworm, an insect-pest, which causes damage to more than 80 crop species in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, poses a serious challenge and significant risk to the region’s food security.

04 Mar 2016 description
report Voice of America

VOA Staff

04.03.2016 14:59

HARARE—Zimbabwe is one of four southern African countries rolling out free HIV self-testing kits this month.

Experts say making it easier for people to find out their status will curb the spread of HIV, but others worry that testing without adequate counseling and treatment options will have little impact.

Despite the concerns, Zimbabwe is optimistic that self-testing kits can help it prevent new HIV infections.

05 Mar 2014 description

 Heavy downpours have caused flooding in north-central Zambia, southern Zimbabwe, and northern Mozambique.

 Light to moderate rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during the past observation period.

1) Heavy downpours during the past week have caused the Licungo River to burst its banks, inundating expansive cropping areas, infrastructure, and houses downstream. Although reduced rains are forecast over the region during the next week, any additional rain may exacerbate the ground conditions, including elevated risks for waterborne disease outbreaks.

17 May 2013 description

May 17, 2013

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum today presents the report of the International Conference on Transitional Justice in Zimbabwe which took place from the 4th to the 6th of October 2012. The conference was organised to bring together various stakeholders to deliberate on the way forward for transitional justice in Zimbabwe.

28 Jun 2012 description

Following the successful launch of the Eastern and Southern Africa Commitment on HIV Prevention and Sexual Health for Young People in November 2011 by Dirk Niebel, Germany's Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), UNAIDS and UNESCO have now established a High-Level Group of policymakers and experts to steer this initiative.

31 Jul 2009 description

(Extract)

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai Meets USAID Leaders

The prime minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, came to USAID headquarters June 9 to thank senior officials for U.S.

15 Jul 2009 description
report UN News Service

Un sommet des Premières Dames organisé en marge du Sommet du Mouvement des Non Alignés à Charm El-Cheikh (Egypte) a mis en lumière l'importance d'impliquer les femmes au règlement des problèmes mondiaux.

« Lorsque les femmes disposent d'une égalité sociale et sont autorisées à prendre leur destin en main, elles peuvent contribuer à régler les nombreux problèmes qui se posent dans le monde », a déclaré Mme Ban Soon-taek, épouse du Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon, en présence de Suzanne Moubarak, épouse du président égyptien.

« Les femmes ont un rôle clef dans le règlement …

02 Jul 2009 description

Washington, DC - Barack Obama makes his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as president of the United States next wekk, following a trip to Russia as well as to Italy, where he will participate in a meeting of industrialized nations known as the G8. AllAfrica's Charles Cobb, Jr., Reed kramer and Tami Hultman went to the White House to explore President Obama's views on Africa in advance of his visit. The interview took place in the Blue Room. Charles Cobb posed the questions.

07 Apr 2009 description
report PlusNews

JOHANNESBURG, 7 April 2009 (PLUSNEWS) - Researchers have estimated that 1.2 million deaths in Africa were averted between 2004 and 2007 as a direct result of interventions funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Since former President George Bush launched the programme in 2003, it has been widely praised as the largest and most ambitious health initiative dedicated to combating a single disease, but until recently the outcomes of this multibillion-dollar effort had never been measured.

Using figures from UNAIDS, researchers from Stanford University …

22 Feb 2009 description
report ActionAid

[BY AYODEJI AJAYEOBA, GLOBAL CONFLICT ADVISOR, AAI]

INTRODUCTION:

Between 2007 and 2008, general elections were held in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ghana among other countries in Africa. These elections have for different reasons since become historical landmarks.

Because of the way and manner they were conducted and because of the consequent outcomes they have generated a lot of interest to all stakeholders concerned with Africa's political and economic development.