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03 Oct 2016 description
report The Irrawaddy

By SEAMUS MARTOV / THE IRRAWADDY

RANGOON – The Burma Army, also known as the Tatmadaw, currently has a handful of peacekeepers serving in Africa on two peacekeeping missions. The deployments, which began last year, were the first time the Burma Army has contributed to a UN peacekeeping mission in half a century.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.

  • 700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.

  • En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.

  • 700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.

  • Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.

  • Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.

  • 1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.

03 Nov 2014 description

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January - September 2014 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

23 Aug 2013 description

The African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP), flagship programme of ACCORD's Peacebuilding Unit, recently held the first of three African Peacebuilding Coordination Network (APCN) capacity building trainings in Liberia, from 24-28 June 2013. This training was attended by 20 participants representing government, academia and civil society from Liberia, Burundi, DRC, and South Sudan.

09 Aug 2012 description

8 August 2012, Monrovia – The Australian Ambassador to Liberia, HE William (Billy) Williams, has announced Australia’s support for a youth empowerment programme in Liberia, by providing funding of AUD800,000 (62 million Liberian dollars).

The funds will support the Liberian Government’s National Youth Service Programme for Peace and Development, and are being delivered through the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

10 May 2012 description
report UN Women

An illiterate grandmother from a small village in Malawi, Stella, found it hard to imagine the future that lay ahead when she arrived at the Barefoot College of India.

Six months later she emerged as one of 25 trained African solar engineers. Her mission: to electrify her home village using renewable energy sources.