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03 Sep 2010 description

03 Sep 2010 18:17:55 GMT

Source: Reuters

* New outbreaks of violence, police fire rubber bullets

* Riots spread to central Mozambique

* Ten killed, 443 injured in riots, health ministry says

* Damage estimated at $3.3 million

By Charles Mangwiro

MAPUTO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Mozambique police fired rubber bullets and teargas at demonstrators on Friday as rioting flared in the capital following two days of protests over high bread prices in which ten people were killed and hundreds wounded.

A 30 percent rise in the price of bread has caused widespread anger in one of …

19 Feb 2009 description

Private industry joins efforts to support hundreds of thousands of cocoa, cashew farmers through improved training, access to markets

SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced two significant partnerships and $48 million in grants to help hundreds of thousands of small cocoa and cashew farmers in sub-Saharan Africa significantly increase their incomes so they can lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

08 Feb 2008 description

Thousands are fleeing their homes in Chad following intense fighting in the capital. Thousands continue to flee their homes in Kenya, where political and tribal lines are being drawn. These homeless children, women, and men turn to ADRA for hope, care, and support. And I turn to you, one of our faithful, compassionate supporters who enables us to be in the midst of the desperate situations unfolding in Africa.

Please help these families caught in crisis today by supporting ADRA's Refugee and Displaced Persons Fund.

07 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Position: