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By Busani Bafana
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 18 2017 (IPS)
Southern African countries have agreed on a multi-pronged plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the fall army worm, which has cut forecast regional maize harvests by up to ten percent, according to a senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official.
Mediel Hove, Emmaculate Tsitsi Ngwerume† and Cyprian Muchemwa††
Urban centres have existed and have been evolving for many centuries across the world. However, the accelerated growth of urbanisation is a relatively recent phenomenon. The enormous size of urban populations and more significantly, the rapidity with which urban areas have been and are growing in many developing countries have severe social, economic and physical repercussions. This paper argues that the accelerated growth of urbanisation has amplified the demand for key services.
[BY AYODEJI AJAYEOBA, GLOBAL CONFLICT ADVISOR, AAI]
Between 2007 and 2008, general elections were held in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ghana among other countries in Africa. These elections have for different reasons since become historical landmarks.
Because of the way and manner they were conducted and because of the consequent outcomes they have generated a lot of interest to all stakeholders concerned with Africa's political and economic development.
L'appel humanitaire 2008 lancé par Ban Ki-moon aujourd'hui à Genève regroupe les besoins de financement de 188 organisations, dont ceux des agences des Nations Unies, et vise à collecter 3,8 milliards de dollars afin d'aider quelque 25 millions de personnes réparties dans 24 pays.
« Nous vivons dans un monde de prospérité sans précédent », a rappelé le Secrétaire général dans un message transmis aujourd'hui depuis Genève.
(Geneva: 10 December 2007): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for $3.8 billion to provide urgent support to 25 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 24 countries worldwide.
"We live in a world of unprecedented prosperity. But despite this, millions of people continue to endure crises where the essentials of existence - clean water, life-saving drugs, and emergency shelter among others - are denied them and where insecurity is a part of everyday life," the Secretary-General said.
Event: Chatham House Africa Programme
Speech Date: 21/06/06
Speaker: Lord Triesman