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31 Dec 2004 description

ECA/SDD/04/0

(Extrait)

Une révolution verte en Afrique

Révolution verte: le cas de l'Ouganda

Par Alex Tindimubona et Jacques Hamel

Le triangle de Luwero, au centre de l'Ouganda, est une zone qui a été dévastée par la guerre dans les années 80.

24 Dec 2004 description

HIGHLIGHTS

● UNICEF’s “The State of the World’s Children 2005”, shows that more than half the world's children, over 1 Billion, are suffering extreme deprivations. Almost all indicators show that children in sub-Saharan Africa are in most dire need. HIV/AIDS is playing a large role in their scarcities.

● Results of the assessment of locust infestation are expected in January.

06 Dec 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

CAPE TOWN, 6 December 2004 - The Nelson Mandela Foundation, UNICEF and the Hamburg Society for the Promotion of Democracy and International Law, today launched a joint international campaign "Child Friendly Schools for Africa", which aims to accelerate access to quality basic education for children, with special focus on girls, orphans and vulnerable children in six African countries, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

To Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of South Africa, the campaign is a significant contribution to his …

16 Aug 2004 description

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2004 - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman today announced plans for $50 million in foreign assistance under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's fiscal year 2004 McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. This assistance includes donations for 13 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe and will feed nearly 2 million children.

11 Aug 2004 description

37-year-old woman returns to school after twenty-one years

Challenge

Education is a top priority for Mozambique's government, but the country continues to suffer from a high illiteracy rate due to a legacy of colonialism and a 16-year civil war that followed independence from Portugal in 1975. After little more than a decade of peace, Mozambique still lacks sufficient schools and teachers to guarantee education for the nation's youth.

25 Mar 2004 description


RIACSO provides support to the national efforts in addressing the southern African crisis and ensures cohesion and complementarity of the effort at a regional level. In addition, RIACSO supports the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, Mr. James Morris, in his mandate to raise awareness of the situation, its underlying causes and to provide recommendations on how to strengthen the humanitarian response and mobilize donor support for the affected countries.
REGIONAL AND COUNTRY SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTS

08 Mar 2004 description

HIGHLIGHTS

RIACSO has launched its campaign "Through the Eyes of Women" on 8 March 2004. The aim of the campaign is to alert the world to the triple threat and advocate for support to southern African women throughout the year.

Malianano Mafereka from La Hepolesa village in Lesotho fears that this year's drought is the worst.

04 Mar 2004 description
report Malteser

International Women's Day on 8 March 2004: Education, health and equal rights