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16 Aug 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global Food Prices are 11 points higher in 2013 as compared to 2012.

  • 48 per cent of the households in Guinea Bissau are facing a major food deficit, with enough cereal stocks to last for only one month.

  • Regional cholera rates declined in 2013 as compared to last year.

  • 1,200 refugees voted in the Malian elections.

  • Malnutrition admission trends worrying in Niger, Chad, Nigeria,
    Mali and Cameroon.

14 Jun 2012 description

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 23:49 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, June 13 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council and African Union Peace and Security Council on Wednesday jointly urged military coup leaders in Guinea Bissau to give up power and expressed concern at an al Qaeda threat in Mali, fighting in the Sudans and Somalia piracy.

The two councils, charged with maintaining and promoting peace and security, met for talks in New York on Wednesday and agreed an eight-page statement that addressed the top security issues in Africa and strengthening cooperation between the two bodies.

02 Jul 2010 description

Conflict prevention and settlement of disputes, particularly in Africa, would come under the spotlight during the tenure of Joy Ogwu of Nigeria as Security Council President for July, the Ambassador said today briefing correspondents about the Council's programme of work for the month.

She said that other areas of focus would be Iraq, the Middle East, as well as the work of the Council's sanctions committees, among others, but the major highlight and perhaps the most salient was the open debate on conflict prevention and settlement of disputes.

The concept paper for that …

01 Jun 2010 description

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

Early Warning Issues for June

Pending PSC Issues

Country Analysis: Madagascar

PSC Retrospective - AU PCRD Policy Framework

Country Analysis: Guinea-Bissau

PSC Retrospective - Security Sector Reform

Post-Election Analysis: 2010 Sudan Polls

PSC Retrospective - Women and Armed Conflict

Spotlight on the PSC: Chairperson AU Commission

Important Forthcoming Dates

This report is available on the ISS website and can be viewed together with Thematic Reports on the work of the PSC at

18 Dec 1998 description
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