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18 Apr 2005 description

President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated governments firm position of pursuing a double track approach while searching for total peace in Northern Uganda.He said talks initiated by the former Minister for Northern Uganda Mrs. Betty Bigombe with the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) terrorists would continue while the UPDF exerts pressure on the LRA remnants.

15 Apr 2005 description

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the defeat of Lord's Resistance Army's (LRA) terrorism has been protracted because the National Resistance Movement (NRM) believes in solving Uganda's problems systematically, patiently and without cover-up.
The President made the comments today while addressing members of Lira district council at the council hall in Lira town at the beginning of a security inspection tour of Northern Uganda.

13 Apr 2005 description


07 Apr 2005 description

Food security is deteriorating in Karamoja, where most households lack food stocks as the hunger season lengthens. At the same time, despite improvements in IDP access to land in northern Uganda, food security conditions there remain poor.

07 Apr 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:
Locust Update

The report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on the locust situation in western Africa was last updated on March 16 (http://www.fao.org/NEWS/GLOBAL/locusts/Locuhome.htm). While some swarms continue in the region, looking toward this spring, the FAO expects that Northwest Africa will be invaded this spring due to failed winter rains and breeding in Mauritania.

Weather Hazards Assessment Graphic:

31 Mar 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update and Review of Tropical Cyclone Situation:

As we examine the sea surface temperature conditions as well as the upper atmosphere winds over the South Indian Ocean, we see that we have entered a period favorable for cyclone development. The situation will continue to be monitored for possible impacts on the African continent at: www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/fews/CYCLONES/cyclones.html

24 Mar 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

July-September 2005 Forecasts


There is a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall across central Sahel in the areas including south central Mali, Burkina Faso, central and western Niger, and southern Chad. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over western Mali, and portions of northern Chad.

Northern Horn of Africa

23 Mar 2005 description
report African Union


22 Mar 2005 description

The UK is to double its funding for water and sanitation in Africa over the next three years, International Development Secretary Hilary Benn announced today.

And he said the Government will take immediate action to help 11 African countries where the problem is most acute.

Speaking at a conference to mark World Water Day, Mr Benn said funding from the Department for International Development will increase from £47.5m this year to £95m in 2007/8.

He said there were a number of reasons why international targets to improve access to water and sanitation are not being …

21 Mar 2005 description


Washington, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced that the agency's Office of Food for Peace is contributing $27 million in food aid to the United Nations World Food Program for a new, expanded relief operation primarily in northern Uganda, set to begin on April 1. The U.S. contribution, announced by Ambassador Tony P.

17 Mar 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

Outlook Updates:

April-June 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region:

The outlook for Apr-Jun 2005 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over most sectors in the Gulf of Guinea region from Sierra Leone eastward into western Nigeria. There is also a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over northeastern Nigeria.

Northern Horn of Africa:

11 Mar 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 11 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant assistance of a total of about US$38.5 million to UN agencies to support the consolidation of peace in 7 African countries, namely the Republic of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Republic of the Sudan, Somalia, the Republic of Burundi and the Republic of Rwanda.

    2. The conflicts in Africa are caused by multiple factors including poverty and ethnic issues.

10 Mar 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño

Synopsis: A transition from weak warm-episode (El Niño) conditions to ENSO-neutral conditions is expected to continue during the next three months.

Sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies decreased in all of the Niño regions during February 2005. However, positive sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies greater than +1°C (~1.8°F) persisted in portions of the central and western equatorial Pacific.

07 Mar 2005 description

Increasing demand for food as hunger worsens in Karamoja

03 Mar 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

June-August 2005 Forecasts


There is a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring above normal across central Sahel from western Mali into central Niger. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Northern Horn of Africa:

The outlook for June-August 2005 at four months lead calls for a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over portions of northern and central Ethiopia. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea Region: