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24 Dec 1999 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

23 Dec 1999 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

23 Dec 1999 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35

02 Dec 1999 description
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ABIDJAN, 2 December 1999 (IRIN) - While 200,000 people died last year in Africa as a result of conflicts and natural disasters, two million died of AIDS, Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UN-AIDS), said on Wednesday.

26 Nov 1999 description


The rainfed-crop harvest is progressing in the Sudanian zone of Chad. In the Sahelian zone, the rainfed harvest is ending. Planting of recessional sorghum—delayed because water took longer than usual to recede from recessional croplands after the torrential rains of July and August and because above-normal rains continued in September—is still in progress in this zone.

25 Nov 1999 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35

25 Nov 1999 description
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U N I T E D N A T I O N S
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

15 Nov 1999 description

KIGALI, Rwanda (PANA) - Africa's human rights situation is continuing to arouse a great deal of concern in several countries, noted the 26th ordinary session of the African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) which ended on Monday in Kigali.

10 Nov 1999 description

Harvest prospects are favourable, reflecting above-normal rains in August and September. Pastures are abundant and the pest situation remained mostly calm. A joint FAO/CILSS Crop Assessment Mission from 18 to 22 October estimated 1999 cereal production at 1 153 294 tonnes (rice in paddy equivalent), which is 15 percent below the 1998 record but 9 percent above the five-year average. The overall food supply situation is satisfactory. However, impassable roads due to heavy rains in recent months have affected market supply.

22 Oct 1999 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

22 Oct 1999 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

19 Oct 1999 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35
e-mail: irin-wa@ocha.unon.org

SIERRA LEONE: Missing priests reportedly safe

Sixteen people missing since Friday, including the Bishop of Makeni, Giorgio Biguzzi, two priests and various aid workers, are now safe, the Missionary News Agency (MISNA) reported.

15 Oct 1999 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

15 Oct 1999 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35

15 Oct 1999 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35

15 Oct 1999 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

14 Oct 1999 description

LONDON, 14 October -- Every night, almost 800 million people in the developing world go to sleep hungry, reports the first edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World, issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). That is more than the combined population of Europe and North America - a 'hungry continent' of women, men and children who may never reach their physical and mental potential because they do not have enough to eat.

12 Oct 1999 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35