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25 Apr 2006 description
report Human Rights Watch

Federal Government Must End Discrimination Against 'Non-Indigenes'

24 Apr 2006 description
report World Bank

Washington, April 22, 2006-Overall economic growth in the developing world has averaged 4.8 percent a year since 2000, more than double the rate of growth in high-income economies, which averaged 2.0 percent a year. While this robust record has been driven largely by rapid growth in East and South Asia, the newly-released 2006 World Development Indicators shows that in 2004, Sub-Saharan Africa--long lagging behind other regions--achieved an annual growth rate of 4.8 percent, exceeding the 2004 global growth rate of 4.1 percent.

24 Apr 2006 description
report World Bank

An African child dies of malaria every 30 seconds.

24 Apr 2006 description
report World Bank

En Afrique, un enfant meurt toutes les 30 secondes du paludisme.

20 Apr 2006 description

State's Frazer outlines U.S. policy, cooperation at Howard University lecture

20 Apr 2006 description

Tim Shenk

MCC helped to provide food and other aid to about 4,000 people who were recently displaced by a conflict in central Nigeria's Plateau State.

Violence broke out on April 11 in the farming town of Namu because of a land rights dispute between two ethnic groups, according to news reports. Several days of fighting caused an estimated 200 deaths and displaced several thousand people.

About 4,000 people took shelter at a military barracks in the city of Shendam, where MCC workers discovered that they had no food several days later.

19 Apr 2006 description

Weekly Introduction:
Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead: May-July 2006 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region

The outlook shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall along the coast from Ghana to western Nigeria. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall along the western edge of Cote d’Ivoire’s coastline.

Northern Horn of Africa

13 Apr 2006 description

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Over 100 people, including security officials, have died and property worth millions of naira destroyed after four days of inter-ethnic clashes in Namu town in Quaan Pan local council area of Nigeria's northern Plateau state, the local media reported Thursday.

13 Apr 2006 description
report Trócaire

Not far from the confluence of the great West African rivers of 'the Benue' and 'the Niger', Zekeri Atabo tends to his crops. He has been a farmer for as long as he can remember, just like his parents and grandparents before him. He hopes that one day a son will take over the work.

He also harbours other ambitions for his children, like most parents residing in his small community of Ojigagala and other neighbouring communities. The dream is a simple one: his children will be healthy and become educated.

13 Apr 2006 description

By Estelle Shirbon

NAMU, Nigeria, April 13 (Reuters) - Tribal militia armed with guns, machetes, and bows and arrows killed about 25 people in three days in a land dispute in the central state of Plateau, authorities and witnesses said on Thursday.

The blackened shells of at least 20 houses could be seen on the outskirts of the deserted town of Namu, 100 km (75 miles) east of the capital Abuja, which has been at the centre of the dispute between two rival tribal alliances.

Troops prevented journalists from entering town, firing warning shots into the air, but fleeing residents …

07 Apr 2006 description
report UN News Service

Increasing levels of youth unemployment in impoverished West Africa, where almost three quarters of the population is under 30, poses a serious threat to the security and stability of the whole region, the United Nations Special Representative for the area warned today, highlighting the findings of a UN study looking at ways to diffuse this "ticking bomb."

06 Apr 2006 description

Tunis, 5 April, 2006 -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday in Tunis approved a grant of US$500,000 dollars as emergency assistance in support of the Nigerian Government's effort to combat Avian Influenza in 2006.

The grant will be used to finance the campaign by strengthening national capacity to maintain functional laboratories and prepare long-term strategic plans and programmes to contain and control the spread of the pandemic.

The assistance will finance two components of the campaign covering human and animal health.

31 Mar 2006 description
report Afrique Verte

Grippe aviaire et insécurité alimentaire

Depuis l'apparition de la grippe aviaire sur le continent africain en février 2006, la maladie s'étend et touche à ce jour quatre pays : égypte, Nigeria, Niger et Cameroun.

Malgré la mobilisation des Etats pour enrayer sa diffusion rapide (46 pays africains et les Nations Unies se sont réunis à Libreville les 20-22 mars pour monter des plans de lutte), ses conséquences risquent d'être dramatiques.

La viande de volaille représente en effet la première protéine animale et une source de revenus d'appoint indispensables pour des …

31 Mar 2006 description

00 Introduction

"Barometer" is a quarterly report published in Spanish and English by the Alert Unit at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona's School of Peace Culture. The report analyses the events that have occurred in the world over the course of the previous three months (January-March 2006) under nine main headings: conflicts, situations of tension, peace processes, post-war rehabilitation, humanitarian crises, militarization and disarmament, human rights and International Humanitarian Law, development and gender aspects in peace-building.

31 Mar 2006 description

00 Introducción

El "Barómetro" es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y en inglés por la Unidad de Alerta de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, que analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (enero-marzo 2006) a través de nueve apartados: conflictos, tensiones, procesos de paz, rehabilitación posbélica, crisis humanitarias, militarización y desarme, derechos humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario, desarrollo, y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.

31 Mar 2006 description

Des disponibilités céréalières suffisantes dans la région et des niveaux de prix proches de la moyenne des cinq dernières années.


La production céréalière brute régionale, révisée en mars 2006, se chiffre à environ 14,868,300 tonnes au Sahel. Par rapport à la prévision de novembre 2005 une variation de -3 % a été enregistrée. Malgré cette révision, la production céréalière régionale 2005-2006 est en hausse de +31 % par rapport à celle de l'exercice 2004-2005 et de 24 % par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années.