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21 Sep 2007 description

Nairobi_(dpa) _ Floods are continuing to ravage an arc of African countries from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, washing away homes and ruining crops and have been reported as the worst in years in many states.

Uganda is experiencing its worst floods in memory, with some 89,000 households "severely affected" and scores homeless and marooned by the surging waters, the Red Cross said Friday.

"It has never been so severe like this," said Hasifa Kabejja, spokeswoman for the Ugandan Red Cross Society. "Houses have been washed away.

27 Apr 2005 description

Lome/Nairobi (dpa) - At least three people have been killed and 100 injured in Togolese capital Lome in street clashes between opposition supporters and security forces following the presidential elections last Sunday, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

A spokesman for the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) said the organization had evacuated around 100 people from what it called ''battlefields'' around the city.

A spokesman for the ICRC also told Deutsche Presse Agentur dpa that the organization had found three people on Tuesday who had been shot to death.

18 Oct 2002 description

Accra (dpa) - The presidents of six West African states chosen by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to negotiate a peaceful end to the crisis in Ivory Coast, will meet early next week to firm-up a peace deal struck between the government and rebels.

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Executive Secretary of ECOWAS, said in an interview on an Accra radio station that the meeting of the mission comprising Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo would be held in the main Ivorian city of Abidjan on Monday or Tuesday.

"The agreement is fully in force now.