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11 Jul 1997 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme
This report includes: A) East Africa: Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda B) Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo,
Republic of Congo C) Sudan D) Angola E) Mozambique F) Laos

From J.-M. Boucher, Chief, Programming Service. Available on the Internet at WFP Home Page http://www.wfp.org/ Contact

09 Jul 1997 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) - Sudan's president said Wednesday that he considered a framework for talks to end Sudan's civil war not to be binding but merely a basis for discussion.

09 Jul 1997 description

A weekly report on major developments concerning relief operations in southern Sudan
JULY FLIGHT CLEARANCES RECEIVED...

The Government of Sudan has approved the July 1997 flight clearance lists for Lokichokio-based flights into southern Sudan with the following exceptions:

Yei, Tali, Maridi, Yirol, Rumbek, Tonj, Warrap and Kongor.

PSYCHOSOCIAL TRAINING IN AKOT...

09 Jul 1997 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) - Sudan's president and other African leaders said Wednesday Sudan accepted a framework for negotiations to end the nation's 14-year civil war, clearing the way for a resumption of talks.

''The summit welcomed the acceptance by the government of Sudan of the declaration of principles as the basis for discussions and negotiations,'' the five leaders said in a statement at the end of their two-day regional summit on Sudan.

''The summit considered this development a major breakthrough in the peace initiative.

08 Jul 1997 description
report Mail and Guardian

The Sudanese government and the rebel movement under Johna Garang are expected to meet in Nairobi today (Tuesday) for their long-stalled peace talks.

MOYIGA NDURU

SUDAN'S belligerents are expected to meet in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday, July 8 to try to find a peaceful solution to their country's 14-year conflict.

The talks, if they happen, will end two months of speculation among exiled Sudanese that the warring sides planned to drag their feet on joining the peace process.

07 Jul 1997 description
report African Rights

Facing Genocide examines the war waged by the Sudan Government against the Nuba people of South Kordofan. This war of annihilation, ten years old this month, is the most closely-guarded secret in Sudan. The region has been sealed off for six years while government forces engage in an all-out assault on the rural Nuba. The appalling human suffering inflicted in this scorched earth policy, and the nightmare of life in "peace camps", where the population is forcibly concentrated, have never been exposed.

07 Jul 1997 description

NAIROBI, KENYA (PANA) - Leaders of the Inter-governmental Authority on Drought and Development begin a two-day meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, to discuss the conflicts in Somalia and Sudan.
Also high on the agenda of the forum of the leaders from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, is expected to be the fate of 114 Sudanese prisoners of war held by Uganda.

03 Jul 1997 description

A weekly report on major developments concerning relief operations in southern Sudan

01 Jul 1997 description
report Oxfam

June 1997



The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam's current
emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. It appears
monthly.

Sudan
30 Jun 1997 description

SUDAN: DROUGHT 30 June 1997
appeal no. 17/96
period covered: 5 April 1997 to 15 June 1997

29 Jun 1997 description

KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's First Vice-President Gen. Al-Zubair Mohamed Salih leaves Khartoum for Kinshasa on Sunday to represent his country at Monday's celebrations marking the 37th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire).

29 Jun 1997 description

Yahya el Hassan, PANA Correspondent
KARTOUM, Sudan (PANA)- Sudan's foreign minister Ali Osman Mohammed Taha said here on Sunday he believes the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has faired well so far and is capable of facing the challenges ahead.

In an interview with PANA in Khartoum, Taha said that the OAU has scored many successes so far and we are quite sure the Organisation is capable of facing the challenges of the next century.

28 Jun 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=6/28/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-216397
TITLE=SUDAN THREATENS FAMINE (L-ONLY)
BYLINE=SONYA LAURENCE GREEN
DATELINE=NAIROBI
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:

INTRO: THE RED CROSS SAYS NOMADS IN NORTHERN SUDAN ARE ON THE
VERGE OF STARVATION. IN A SEPARATE REPORT, WORLD VISION
INTERNATIONAL ALSO WARNS OF A MOUNTING FAMINE IN THE SOUTH.
SONYA LAURENCE GREEN REPORTS BOTH CRISES ARE MADE WORSE BY A
14-YEAR-OLD CIVIL WAR.

TEXT: AID AGENCIES ARE WARNING OF LOOMING FAMINE IN BOTH NORTH

26 Jun 1997 description

(Excerpt)



Threat of famine


Drought-stricken nomads in north-eastern Sudan are on the verge of famine warns the International Federation. If rain does not fall in the two coming months, survival for many of an estimated 300,000 nomadic farmers in the Red Sea Hills will be in
question.

26 Jun 1997 description

Southern Sudan
Rainfall in southern Sudan was generally above average through the end of May, although some areas have been experiencing a dry spell since late April. Pasture and herd conditions are good, however, and even in the drier agropastoral areas there has been sufficient rain for pasture development.

Southern Sudan has a long planting window, and current agricultural activities range from planting main-season crops (which
are harvested in November and December) to harvesting early maturing crops planted in April. Area planted this year has

26 Jun 1997 description

Southern Sudan
Rainfall in southern Sudan was generally above average through the end of May, although some areas have been experiencing a dry spell since late April. Pasture and herd conditions are good, however, and even in the drier

25 Jun 1997 description

A weekly report on major developments concerning relief operations in southern Sudan

24 Jun 1997 description
report World Vision

reported by Jacob Akol
WVI Africa Region Communications director

Fears are mounting of severe famine in large parts of Southern Sudan this season. Already there are reports of deaths by starvation in the vast province of Bahr el Ghazal, with at least one death at World Vision's project site at Ngabagok in Tonj county.