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30 Sep 2004 description


Informal cross border trade played a significant role in averting widespread food insecurity in Southern Africa during the major regional drought of 2002 and 2003. However, information on informal trade has been mainly anecdotal and its contribution toward redressing supply/demand imbalances has not been adequately quantified in Southern Africa. In the absence of this data, decision making by governments, aid agencies and traders about appropriate levels of commercial imports and food aid is difficult.

16 Apr 2004 description

NAMPULA, Mozambique (UNHCR) - A trend currently sweeping over Africa has not stopped at the refugee camp: the mushrooming of new churches and an unprecedented popularity of churchgoing.