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28 Oct 2015 description
  • Mostly near-average conditions have been observed across West Africa during this past week.
  • Heavy rain continues for portions of southern Ethiopia and Somalia, raising flooding concerns in East Africa.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

21 Oct 2015 description

Heavy rains have continued for far western Gulf of Guinea, while much drier conditions prevailed farther east across West Africa.

Heavy rain continues for portions of East Africa raising flooding concerns.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of northcentral and eastern Ethiopia.

14 Oct 2015 description
  • Beneficial increase in rainfall along bimodal Gulf of Guinea regions and continued heavy rainfall across the far western Gulf of Guinea.

  • Many parts of the greater horn receive early season rains.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of northcentral and eastern Ethiopia.

07 Oct 2015 description
  • Continuation of suppressed rainfall along coastal Gulf of Guinea regions and enhanced rain across the Sahel and far western Gulf of Guinea.
  • Dryness persists throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

30 Sep 2015 description

- Suppressed rainfall continues in the Gulf of Guinea region.

- Dryness worsens throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) While a recent increase in August precipitation has led to more favorable ground moisture, a delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution observed during the June-September season may negatively impact cropping and pastoral conditions in the region.

30 Apr 2014 description

Washington ― African nations fighting outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever are getting help from U.S. disease detectives and a new software tool to quickly find people exposed to the deadly virus.

The new tool developed at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an Epi Info viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) application. It speeds up one of the most difficult parts of disease detection: finding everyone that was exposed to, and possibly infected by, someone with a contagious disease.

19 Sep 2012 description

1) Strong easterly wave activity across West Africa is expected to enhance precipitation amounts during the next week, which may trigger localized flooding over parts of eastern Guinea, southeastern Senegal, and border areas of Mali and Cote d’Ivoire. Continued oversaturation of ground conditions in Guinea also heightens the risk for water-borne diseases outbreaks.

02 Aug 2012 description

1) Above-average rains observed in western Sudan and eastern Chad during the past thirty days have caused localized flash floods. With additional heavy rain forecast for the next week, localized flash flooding could occur.

31 Jan 2011 description
report UN News Service

31 January 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the success achieved by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) in saving thousands of lives across the continent, saying it offers a good model for tackling other social ills.

"The African Leaders Malaria Alliance is breaking down barriers, forging partnerships and getting supplies to families in record time," Mr.

23 Mar 2005 description
report African Union

EXPERTS' MEETING ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE AU AND THE REGIONAL MECHANISMS FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION ADDIS ABABA, 22 - 23 MARCH 2005

01 May 2003 description


CCA Guidance for the Gulf of Guinea Region Rainfall in May-Jul 2003 at One Month Lead

30 Aug 2002 description

Delphine Marie - UNHCR Media Relations
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

1) UGANDA

UNHCR and the Uganda government reached an agreement this week which should allow the relocation of some 23,000 Sudanese refugees to resume shortly. The refugees were dispersed in a deadly, August 5 attack on the Achol-Pii camp in northern Uganda by Lords Resistance Army rebels. Their relocation had been temporarily suspended since last week, pending resolution of a disagreement about the final destination.

12 Jul 2002 description

Kris Janowski -- Media Relations & Public Information Service

02 Mar 2001 description

This report includes: A) West Africa: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Liberia, (4) Guinea-Bissau B) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Tajikistan C) Great Lakes Region: (1) Burundi, (2) Rwanda, (3) Uganda D) Kenya E) Palestinian Territory F) El Salvador G) Laos H) Southern Africa: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia