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30 Sep 2009 description
map EARS

Following the alarming food security warning from Niger on 29 January 2010 (see message below) we have reviewed our FAST crop yield estimate for the 2009 growing season for West Africa. Please find below our Sorghum difference yield map, averaged by province. It is based on hourly Meteosat data of the whole 2009 growing season and the previous 5 year. These data have been processed to daily temperature, radiation and evapotranspiration, which then feed a crop growth model.

08 Sep 2009 description

Tunis, le 8 septembre 2009 : L'Association pour le développement de l'éducation en Afrique (ADEA) co-organise, en partenariat avec le ministère de l'Education du Kenya, du 14 au 16 septembre prochain, une réunion sur le thème « Education pour la paix : intégration et partenariats ». La rencontre, qui aura lieu à Mombasa, au Kenya, a pour objectif de faciliter le partage d'expériences sur l'éducation pour la paix.

11 Aug 2009 description
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11 August 2009 - In Nigeria, the overall yield prospects are good with surpluses of +6% to +12% relative to the 5 years average. In the main maize growing areas, yields could be 18% higher than last year.

11 Aug 2009 description
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11 August 2009 - In Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal slightly above (up to +5%) five year average yields are anticipated. However local differences within these countries are seen. In Sierra Leone, Benin, Liberia and Togo slightly reduced sorghum yields of -2% to -3% are expected due to drought during the growing season. Sorghum and millet yield prospects are normal for Guinea and Guinea-Bissau (0%). In Niger the prospects are favorable, yield forecasts are 10% higher than last year and the five year average.

11 Jul 2009 description
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14 July 2009 - In Nigeria, the overall yield prospects are very good with surpluses of +11% in all growing areas and +21% compared to the 5 years average and +27% compared to previous year in the main maize growing areas.
 
11 Jul 2009 description
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14 July 2009 - In Gambia, Togo, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Benin and Central African Republic normal yields to slightly above (+5%) five year average yields are anticipated. However local differences within these countries are seen.
 

In Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Sudan slightly reduced sorghum yields up to -6% are expected due to drought during the growing season. Maize yield prospects are good for Guinea-Bissau with an estimated surplus of about +9% relative to the 5 yr mean in the main growing areas. 
 
08 Jul 2009 description
report The Global Fund

88 Million Bed Nets Distributed for Malaria

Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that 2.3 million people living with HIV have been reached with lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through AIDS programs it supports, a 31 per cent increase over results reported a year ago.

Global Fund-supported tuberculosis programs have so far put more than 5.4 million people on effective TB drugs treatment. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among HIV-infected people; the World Health Organization estimates that TB accounts for up to a …

01 Jun 2009 description
report The Global Fund


This fact sheet outlines the principles and approach in determining the number of people on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for HIV/AIDS treatment, with a breakdown of the results by country, and answers to commonly-asked questions.

Question 1: How many people are receiving ARVs from programs supported by Global Fund grants?

As of June 1st 2009, programs supported by the Global Fund have reported 2.3 million people currently on ARVs for treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Question 2: What is the regional breakdown of people currently receiving ARVs?

11 May 2009 description
  1. As the largest and most active international financial institutions (IFIs) and development finance institutions (DFIs) investing, lending, and providing advisory services in Africa(1), the African Development Bank Group, the Agence Française de Développement Group, the European Investment Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, German Financial Cooperation (through KfW), the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, and the World Bank Group, are launching a Joint IFI/DFI Action Plan to respond to the Financial Crisis in Africa coordinated through the African Financing …