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22 Jul 2013 description
report CGIAR

According to study, inaction will lead to “major setback” in economic development and food security for the poorest people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and other countries in West Africa

23 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. Dans une lettre datée du 20 décembre 2010 (S/2010/661), le Président du Conseil de sécurité m’a informé que les membres du Conseil avaient décidé de proroger le mandat du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA) jusqu’au 31 décembre 2013 et m’a demandé de faire rapport tous les six mois sur l’exécution du mandat révisé du Bureau.

23 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . In a letter dated 20 December 2010 (S/2010/661), the President of the Security Council informed me that the members of the Council had agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2013 and requested me to report on the implementation of the revised mandate of UNOWA every six months.

08 Jan 2013 description

Messages clés :

  • En Afrique de l’Ouest, les prix des produits alimentaires étaient stables ou ont diminué en novembre tandis que leurs disponibilités continuaient à s’améliorer avec la campagne de commercialisation en cours. Des hausses de prix ont eu lieu plus tôt que prévu dans des centres urbains de la région et dans les zones structurellement déficitaires en raison des flux limités de produits en provenance des régions de production excédentaire.

07 Jan 2013 description


Quoi: Conflit armé au nord Mali
Quand: De mi-janvier 2012 à nos jours
Acteurs principaux: Les forces gouvernementales, les milices pro-gouvernementales, les groupes armés: Mouvement national de libération de l’Azawad – MNLA; Ansar Dine; Al Qaïda au Maghreb Islamique (AQIM); MUJUAO

Facteurs aggravants:

  • Insécurité continue: Les tensions, les liens avec le crime organisé et les intérêts divergents conduisent à la fragmentation et aux conflits entre les groupes armés (Voir page 3 – protection)

04 Jan 2013 description
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CERF disburses over $164.5 million in 2012 for emergency humanitarian response in West and Central Africa

31 Dec 2012 description
report Protection Cluster

Situation politique et sécuritaire

28 Dec 2012 description

Key messages:

• In West Africa, food prices were stable or decreased in November as staple food availability continued to improve with the ongoing marketing season. Some earlier-­than-­anticipated price increases occurred in region’s urban centers and structurally-­deficit zones due to limited commodity flows from surplus­producing areas.

21 Dec 2012 description

Côte d'Ivoire is now considered to be in a post-crisis phase but faces a serious gap in the provision of essential services between the phasing out of humanitarian aid and the phasing in of long term development assistance.

14 Dec 2012 description

Above-average harvests, with high prices persisting


  • Total cereal production by Sahelian and West African countries for the 2012/2013 growing season is estimated at 57,318,000 metric tons. Even without data for Burkina Faso, this puts production up by 13 percent from last year and 18 percent from the five-year average.

13 Dec 2012 description
report IRIN

LOME, 13 December 2012 (IRIN) - The spread of viral hepatitis in Togo, where there is little awareness of the disease and most people discover by chance that they are infected, is causing concern, says the Save Africa from Hepatitis Society (ASADH), which is working with the Health Ministry to combat the disease.

No country-wide survey has yet been conducted to establish an official prevalence rate for hepatitis in Togo because the disease is not one of 10 priority diseases identified by the Togolese government, so there is no national programme against it.

12 Dec 2012 description


  • As of 1 December, the total number of Malian refugees in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Togo and Guinea is 155,187 persons. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis is estimated at 198,558. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 353,745 persons.

12 Dec 2012 description
The Gulf of Guinea: The New Danger Zone - French version


07 Dec 2012 description

This summary note is an excerpt from the chapter on Togo that will appear in the peer-reviewed IFPRI monograph, West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis.

The research, produced in collaboration with scientists from the countries studied, is based on scenarios from economic global climate change models, and takes into account estimates of each country’s economic and population growth. Each study includes a set of policy recommendations.

07 Dec 2012 description

06-12-2012 Feature

Whether disabled as a result of a road-traffic accident or marked by polio or diabetes, three men and one woman, like hundreds of Togolese people, have had to fight to regain their dignity and to hold their heads high. People living with disabilities face the same, painful challenge: how can they overcome limited resources to regain their mobility?

07 Dec 2012 description

Information Portal will Make Available Research, Experiences and Lessons Learned from Projects Across the Continent

Nairobi, 06 December 2012 - From managing coastal erosion, to tackling pressures on food supply, a new initiative launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will aim to support communities across Africa in adapting to the impacts of climate change.

The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network will serve as a hub for knowledge, research, successful initiatives, and collaborative partnerships on climate change adaptation.

29 Nov 2012 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.