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02 Oct 2007 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Oct 2, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 400,000 Angolan refugees living in the neighboring countries have returned home since the civil war ended in 2002 in the country, Angola's official news agency ANGOP reported on Tuesday.

Angola's Social Welfare Minister Joao Baptista Kussumua was quoted as saying that these former refugees are now leading a normal life through the government's program aimed at rebuilding their lives.

27 Aug 2002 description
report Xinhua

HARARE, Aug 27, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Meeting of health ministers from the southern African countries ended here on Tuesday afternoon, during which they examined the response of the health sector to the acute and large-scale humanitarian crisis facing the region.

The ministers demanded scientific assurance that genetically modified food is safe for human consumption.

Some 13 million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent food aid.