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22 Dec 2011 description
report African Union

L’année électorale en Afrique est arrivée à son terme avec les élections législatives en République Gabonaise qui se sont déroulées le 17 décembre 2011. Au total, 28 élections ont été organisées sur le continent. Un record ! C’est le signe que la démocratie y est toujours en marche… contre vents et marées dans un continent où le recours aux consultations électorales est devenu la règle et l’instrument de la gouvernance démocratique.

12 Dec 2011 description
report European Union

Brussels, 12 December 2011
18321/11
PRESSE 480

The Council today approved the concept for a new Common Security and Defence Policy mission to support regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean states. This decision kicks off operational planning for the mission.

16 Nov 2011 description

This issue addresses disaster risk by highlighting the action undertaken by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and its partners to reduce the impacts of natural hazards in Africa.

Its content includes:

  • Africa agrees on a common position for Durban

  • International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011

  • Southern Africa launches DRR platform

  • SARCOF-15: Bridging gaps between climatologists and DRR experts

  • East African Community seeks common strategy to address DRR

31 Oct 2011 description

Gaborone, 26 October 2011 – When unexpectedly heavy floods displaced more than a million people in southern Africa in 2007, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) began to meet annually to prepare for future occurrences, culminating in the creation of the SADC Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction this month.

The community’s regional platform was launched as member countries brace for a season of severe storms and floods that are expected to alternate with drought and long dry spells, predicted to continue until March next year.

06 Oct 2011 description

Almost seven years after the devastating tsunami of 2004, more than 20 nations* will participate on 12 October in a full-scale exercise to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System. This exercise, organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, will also see responsibility for the issue of advisories handed over to the countries of the region through a new regional tsunami advisory service.

30 Sep 2011 description

Luanda, 30 September 2011 -- The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, has highlighted the substantial progress in HIV/AIDS control and encouraged countries of the African Region to implement a package of key interventions to improve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care including the control of HIV/TB co-infection.

29 Aug 2011 description

Windhoek (Namibia), 27 August 2011 – The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Disaster Risk Reduction Unit in partnership with the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and UNISDR is conducting a disaster risk reduction (DRR) stakeholders training workshop from 27-28 August 2011. The workshop will be held alongside the Fifteenth Southern Africa Region Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-15) from 29-30 August 2011.

18 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2010.

In brief