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01 Jun 2017 description

Region

The April 2017 harvest is expected to be above-average, with Tanzania, parts of Madagascar and northern Mozambique the exceptions. A good agricultural season is critical after two consecutive droughts led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity. Countries in the region continue to battle several hazards with potentially detrimental effects on food security, including an armyworm outbreak.

Angola

03 May 2017 description

Regional Overview

Region
The April 2017 harvest is expected to be above-average, with Tanzania, parts of Madagascar and northern Mozambique the exceptions. A good agricultural season is critical after two consecutive droughts led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity. Countries in the region continue to battle several hazards with potentially detrimental effects on food security, including an armyworm outbreak.

03 Nov 2014 description

Regional Overview

Mozambique

Mozambique's ruling party Frelimo won the 15 October presidential elections, with their candidate, Filipe Nyusi, recieving 57.3 per cent of the votes. In the simultaneous parliamentary elections, Frelimo won 144 seats, Renamo won 89 seats and the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) 17 seats. Voter turnout was estimated at about 49 per cent.

Botswana

02 Dec 2013 description

Angola:
A cholera outbreak has been recorded in Cunene Province which has claimed the lives of dozens of people.

Mauritius:
On 28 November 2013, heavy rains were recorded in Mauritius, however no major damage was reported. Some schools were forced to close and unconfirmed reports indicate that approximately 45 houses were affected by water damage, with a total of 279 people accommodated in emergency shelters.

26 Nov 2013 description

Madagascar:

The Special Electoral Court (CES) officially announced the presidential election results:
Dr Jean Louis Robinson received 21% of the votes; followed by Mr Hery Ranaonarimampianina with 16% of the votes . These two candidates will now run against each other in the second round of elections scheduled to take place on 20 December 2013.

18 Nov 2013 description

Madagascar:
Jean-Louis Robinson and Hery Rajaonarimampianina are to run against each other in the second round of the Presidential elections scheduled for 20 December.

Mozambique:
A tense political climate surrounds the holding of municipal elections, scheduled for 20 November, with Renamo boycotting the elections and scuffles having reportedly broken out between supporters of Movimento Democrático de Moçambique (MDM) and riot police in Beira over the weekend.

11 Nov 2013 description

Madagascar:

The election results have been officially announced. No candidate received more than 50% of the vote, meaning that Jean-Louis Robinson (with 21.1% of the vote) and Hery Rajaonarimampianina (with 15.9% of the votes) will run against each other in the second round of the presidential elections scheduled for 20 December 2013.

Malawi:

30 Oct 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Madagascar:

Despite some incidences of violence and voting irregularities, both SADC and EU have declared the presidential elections of 25 October free and fair.

Mozambique: Mozambique's former rebel group RENAMO (Mozambican National Resistance) has denied responsibility for an armed attack on the country's main highway on 26 October which killed 1 person and injured 10 amid tensions with the FRELIMO (Mozambique Liberation Front) led Government.

21 Oct 2013 description

Madagascar: The Presidential elections are scheduled to take place this week on 25 October. It is hoped that these elections will break the political impasse that has affected the country since 2009, but there are also concerns that the elections could trigger unrest.

Mozambique: According to media reports, 2 RENAMO (Mozambican National Resistance) soldiers were killed on 17 October in confrontations with the Mozambican Army near the Renamo leader’s headquarters.

15 Oct 2013 description

Madagascar

Four million people in rural Madagascar have been identified as food insecure, with an additional 9.6 million people at risk of food insecurity. The date for the presidential election is drawing near - 25 October 2013.

Malawi

In Malawi, 1.5 million people are food insecure, and this figure is expected to climb to 1.9 million in October 2013.

Tanzania

30 Sep 2013 description

Madagascar:

Election campaigning started on 24 September 2013. On 26 September 2013 a grenade detonated in front of the home of the President of the Special Electoral Court (CES) in Antananarivo. No damages or casualties were reported.

Angola:

02 Sep 2013 description

Regional:
According to the outcome of the Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF), normal to above normal rainfall can be expected for most of the region this coming rainfall season (October 2013 to March 2014).

19 Aug 2013 description

Madagascar:

The reconstituted Special Electoral Court (CES) has published the new list of presidential candidates which excludes the three controversial candidates (Andry Rajoelina, Lalao Ravalomanana and Didier Ratsiraka) and five others; their respective political parties have until 20 August to designate replacement candidates.

05 Aug 2013 description

Madagascar:

The release of the new list of presidential candidates by the restructured Special Electoral Courts is scheduled for 20 August 2013.
Most of the funds required to start the locust eradication campaign have been received, including $5 million provided by the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

Namibia:

The Drought Response Plan is expected to be approved by Government this week.

Malawi:

22 Jul 2013 description

Angola:

A cholera outbreak is being reported in southern Angola, also affecting northern Namibia.

Madagascar:

It is still unclear when the postponed elections will be held.
Security conditions deteriorated in the South during the past few weeks with Dahalo attacks becoming more frequent.

Namibia:

A draft Drought Response Plan awaits endorsement by Cabinet.