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19 Sep 2005 description


HIGHLIGHTS
- Maize quality standards harmonized by the East African Community states.

- Bumper harvest anticipated from the key maize producing areas in Kenya.

- Wholesale maize prices drop in selected producing areas in Kenya.

- Intra-regional trade in maize expected to continue.

PRODUCTION AND HARVESTING

15 Sep 2005 description

The President's Initiative

On June 30, 2005, President Bush challenged the world to reduce the burden of malaria dramatically as a major killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa, and pledged to increase funding of malaria prevention and treatment by more than $1.2 billion over five years.

15 Sep 2005 description

USAID Programs Expand in Support of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program

Background

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), a program of the African Union, is a pledge by African leaders to place their countries on the path of sustainable growth and development and to participate in the global economy.

15 Sep 2005 description

Announcement Rapidly Accelerates President's Malaria Initiative

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Within hours of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, First Lady Laura Bush, alongside representatives of Angola, Tanzania and Uganda, witnessed the signing of a Declaration that will curb the burden of malaria. The high-level event, hosted by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew S.

13 Sep 2005 description

Protecting Street Children: Vigilantes or the Rule of Law

Before the Before the House Committee on International Relations
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Washington, D.C.

09 Sep 2005 description

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2005 - The U.S.

01 Sep 2005 description

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2005 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will donate 11,100 metric tons of wheat to Land O'Lakes, a private voluntary organization, for use in Uganda.

Land O'Lakes will sell the wheat in Uganda and use the proceeds to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the dairy industry in Uganda. This program will provide technical assistance in market development, quality improvement, capacity building for commercial sustainability and policy reform.

24 Aug 2005 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

16 Aug 2005 description

Kinshasa, 16/08 (ACP).- Une cellule de fusion qui a comme mission l'échange de renseignements et d'informations sur le mouvement des forces négatives le long des frontières entre, d'une part le Rwanda, l'Ouganda et la RDC, d'autre part, sera mise en marche en septembre prochain à Kisangani, chef-lieu de la province Orientale.

16 Aug 2005 description
report Government of Kenya

NAIROBI - Kenya yesterday joined six other countries from the region in signing a Memorandum of Association that requires them to formulate legal, policy and management framework to support a joint approach to regional disaster management.

11 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of Locust Activity: August 11 - 17, 2005

July Monthly Weather Summary from the CPC African Desk:

05 Aug 2005 description
report European Union

P 084/05

Brussels, 5 August 2005 - The European Union welcomes the decision of the Ugandan people, in their referendum of 28 July, to endorse the re-introduction of a multi-party political system. The European Union considers this a significant step forward for democratic accountability in Uganda. It is important that the 2006 elections are seen by all parties to be free and fair.

05 Aug 2005 description


HIGHLIGHTS

- Rwanda long rains bean production outlook not optimistic.

- Wholesale maize prices fall in selected terminal markets.

- Uganda and Tanzania the main source of maize to Kenya.

PRODUCTION AND HARVESTING

31 Jul 2005 description

The Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has commended the Italian government and its people for working to eradicate poverty among Ugandans and engaging in efforts to restore peace in northern Uganda.

Prof. Bukenya was today speaking at the handover ceremony of a three year development food security and income project funded by AVSI an Italian NGO, to Busiro North Development Foundation. The function took place at the Vice Presidents' Kakiri home in Wakiso district.

28 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead:

November 2005 - January 2006 Forecast: Southern Africa;

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over northern Mozambique. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over northwestern Angola.

26 Jul 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 1.5 billion yen (approximately 14 million dollars), through the World Food Programme (WFP), for returning displaced persons in the southern part of Sudan and the eastern and southern African countries. Notes to this effect were exchanged on July 26 (Tue) in Rome between Ms. Nobuko Matsubara, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Ms. Susana Malcorra, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP.