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03 Apr 2012 description

A total of 10 691 cases and 179 deaths (CFR: 1.7%) reported from 13 countries as of 29 February 2012.


Between January and February 2012, a cumulative total of 10 691 cases and 178 deaths were reported from 13 countries ( CFR: 1.7%). The Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone accounted for 86% of the total number of cases and 65% of the total number of deaths (Table 1, Figs 1 and 2)

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30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law


24 Feb 2012 description
report UN Security Council


Conseil de sécurité 6722e séance – matin & après-midi

Le Conseil de sécurité a, aujourd’hui, au terme d’un long débat sur les femmes et la paix et la sécurité, mis l’accent sur l’« importance de la prévention, de l’alerte rapide et d’une réponse efficace aux violences sexuelles lorsqu’elles sont utilisées comme tactique de guerre ou dans le cadre d’une attaque généralisée ou systématique contre des populations civiles ».

22 Feb 2012 description
report UN Security Council


Conseil de sécurité
6717e séance – matin

Le Secrétaire général demande un soutien fort des organisations régionales et, plus largement, de la communauté internationale au lancement de cette action

Pour lutter de façon « cohérente et coordonnée » contre la criminalité transnationale organisée en Afrique de l’Ouest et dans la région du Sahel, le Conseil de sécurité a, aujourd’hui, souligné l’importance d’une action menée « à l’échelle de tout le système des Nations Unies ».

21 Feb 2012 description

Practitioner Tool by Kelvin Ong

Failure by mediators to fully assess the interests and positions of negotiating parties and accurately identify the strategies and tactics conflict parties employ to avoid disarming and demobilizing their fighting forces can greatly compromise the viability of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) programs. Providing guidance on the mediation and negotiation aspects of DDR, this toolkit lays out eight detailed steps that mediators can take to establish appropriate linkages between DDR and other aspects of a peace process.

21 Feb 2012 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
6717th Meeting (AM & PM)

Secretary-General Warns Inaction by World Community Could Be Catastrophic; Togo’s President, Head of UN Drug Office, Some 40 Other Speakers Address Meeting

16 Feb 2012 description
report Voice of America

Conference of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa looks to improve vocational and technical skills

William Eagle

ADEA Executive Secretary Ahlin Byll-Cataria said there’s a missing link between education and employment in Africa. He said students finish primary school without job skills and college graduates have diplomas, but no opportunities for work.

08 Feb 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tamba Tengbeh and Damon van der Linde

FREETOWN, Feb 8, 2012 (IPS) - Fifty years ago when Sierra Leone gained independence after 150 years of colonial rule, with it came a feeling of optimism that along with a newfound control of its governance, the country would profit from its ample endowment of natural resources, like timber, fish, minerals and oil. Instead, in the last 50 years, the country has had 13 military coups and an 11-year civil war that left the economy in ruins and the country heavily reliant on foreign donor funding.