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14 Sep 2009 description

By Kennedy Abwao, PANA Correspondent

Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - African education ministers kicked off a three-day meeting in Kenya's seaside resort of Mombasa Monday with a plea to the world's richest economies to dedicate at least one percent of their US$1.4 trillion military expenditure to help fight illiteracy in Africa, blamed for fueling conflicts.

Kenya's Education Minister, Prof. Sam Ongeri, told African education ministers meeting here 14-16 Sept.

11 Dec 2008 description

Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Four people have died of cholera in the central Mozambican district of Mossurize, near the border with Zimbabwe, confirming fears that the disease that has ravaged Zimbabwe could spread to neighbouring countries.

The local media quoted the district administrator, Vasco Gaspar, as saying that the outbreak began on 4 December in the Macuo region in the frontier locality of Garagua.

So far, 20 cases have been reported, four of whom had died.

Two of the deaths took place in the victims' homes and two in the Macuo health centre, where they had arrived in …

05 Mar 2007 description

Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Mozambique requires at least US$71 million to repair the damage and assist people adversely affected by natural disasters brought by the rains this year, national news agency, AIM, reported here Monday.

The report said the figure disclosed at a meeting with foreign donors did not include the damage caused by Cyclone Favio that hit parts of Inhambane and Sofala provinces in late February.

The storms and floods in Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia provinces destroyed hundreds of classrooms, with the repairs put at US$4.3 million.

There was also …

06 Feb 2006 description

Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Some 2,000 people threatened by flood have been evacuated from the lower Zambezi valley in central Mozambique, national news agency, AIM reported Monday.

22 Aug 2003 description

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Though food security conditions in many parts of Southern Africa marginally improved in the past year, analysts express pessimism about long-term regional food security, judging from two consecutive droughts in the region.

04 Jun 2003 description

Beira, Mozambique (PANA) - The Algerian government has donated 12,000 tonnes of rice in support of the victims of drought in the central provinces of Mozambique and three other African states.

03 Apr 2003 description

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Outbreaks of six communicable diseases were reported in 31 of the 46 countries in the African Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the first quarter of this year, according to statistics released in Brazzaville by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO).

26 Mar 2003 description

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Participants attending a two-day food security conference here on Wednesday identified poor agricultural policies, poverty and adverse weather conditions prevailing in the South African region as major factors contributing to persistent food insecurity in the region.

11 Mar 2003 description

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government has indicated its readiness to offer assistance to Mozambique following the havoc the latter suffered from Cyclone Japhet last week.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said Tuesday that South Africa had not yet received any request for assistance from Maputo, but was on standby, should Mozambique need help.

The cyclone hit the coastal province of Inhambane, killing 19 people and leaving many others homeless.

President Thabo Mbeki has since sent a message of sympathy to the Mozambican government.

03 Mar 2003 description

Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Government disaster agencies in Zimbabwe were Monday bracing for advancing Cyclone 'Japhet,' which has devastated large swathes of neighbouring Mozambique.

17 Feb 2003 description

Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Cholera has killed 33 patients in Mozambique since September 2003, when the first case was diagnosed in the northern province of Niassa.

27 Aug 2002 description

Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The food shortage being experienced in the six southern African countries is directly and indirectly exacerbating the HIV/AIDS prevalence in the area, a recent Save the Children UK survey said.

05 Jul 2002 description

Durban, South Africa (PANA) - The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has granted 1.2 million US dollars to six Southern African countries whose people are facing starvation.

13 Jun 2002 description

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Food security is among issues on the agenda of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers meeting that opened Thursday in Gaborone, Botswana.

03 Oct 2001 description

Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The resettlement of victims of this year's floods in central Mozambique has been slowed down by several constraints, including difficulty of access and shortage of qualified staff.

05 May 2001 description

Maputo, Mozambique - Le directeur de l'Institut national de Gestion des Catastrophes (INGC), M. Silvano Langa a plaidé, vendredi, pour une aide accrue en semences et en outils aratoires aux quelque 55.000 familles touchées par les inondations dans le centre du Mozambique.

05 May 2001 description

Maputo, Mozambique - Some 55,000 families, affected by flooding in central Mozambique, are in urgent need of seeds and agricultural tools to help them resume farming after the devastation of their crops.

01 May 2001 description

Maputo, Mozambique - Private businesses in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza have complained bitterly about delays in funds promised for post-flood rehabilitation.

30 Apr 2001 description

Maputo, Mozambique - The authorities in Maputo are assessing conditions in four selected sites in the western province of Tete for the resettlement of victims of the recent floods in the country.

15 Apr 2001 description

Maputo, Mozambique - Mozambique's Disaster Management Coordinating Council (CCGC) is preparing to organise a donor conference in May, intended to raise funds for post-flood reconstruction efforts in the country's central region.