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31 Dec 2004 description

ECA/SDD/04/0

(Extrait)

Une révolution verte en Afrique

Révolution verte: le cas de l'Ouganda

Par Alex Tindimubona et Jacques Hamel

Le triangle de Luwero, au centre de l'Ouganda, est une zone qui a été dévastée par la guerre dans les années 80.

31 Dec 2004 description

Menongue, 12/31 - Around 21.227 Angolans, who were exiled in Zambia and Namibia on conditions of refugees, have returned spontaneous to the province of Kuando Kubango during this year.

According to the yearly balance of the provincial management of Social Welfare, Former Soldiers, War Veterans that ANGOP had access on Tuesday, the refugees to reach the region they travelled through Katuituzi (Cuangar commune) and Mucusso, Dirico districts, areas connected to Kuando Kubango.

In the ambit of the organized and voluntarily repatriation process started last July 16th current month have …

30 Dec 2004 description


In Brief

Appeal No.01.21/2004;

Programme Update no. 2;

Period covered: July to November 2004;

Appeal coverage: 58.6%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,146,843 (USD 1,896,500 or EUR 1,391,300).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website.Appeal target: CHF 5,184,993 (USD 3,894,098 or EUR 3,337,619)

29 Dec 2004 description

In Brief

Appeal No.01.21/2004;

Programme Update no. 2;

Period covered: July to November 2004;

Appeal coverage: 58.6%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,146,843 (USD 1,896,500 or EUR 1,391,300).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website.Appeal target: CHF 5,184,993 (USD 3,894,098 or EUR 3,337,619)

29 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 29 December (IRIN) - When Dr Keith Bolton treated children in the 1990s, the death of a patient was still relatively infrequent.

28 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

MBABANE, 28 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - Southern Africa should prepare itself for recurring drought, likely to strike at least twice every decade, says a new report.

The report, 'Anticipating and Responding to Drought and Emergencies in Southern Africa', was prepared for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and noted that the region could experience a recurrence of the devastating drought of 2002/03, which resulted in a food deficit of 3.3 million mt.

"Market reform in the region …

24 Dec 2004 description

HIGHLIGHTS

● UNICEF’s “The State of the World’s Children 2005”, shows that more than half the world's children, over 1 Billion, are suffering extreme deprivations. Almost all indicators show that children in sub-Saharan Africa are in most dire need. HIV/AIDS is playing a large role in their scarcities.

● Results of the assessment of locust infestation are expected in January.

23 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Tanzania, (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Liberia, (3) Mauritania, (4) Sahel region

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Namibia, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) Indonesia

22 Dec 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG - Millions of people across southern Africa are again confronted by the grim prospect of not having enough to eat during the Christmas season and beyond because the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) lacks the funding to ensure adequate food supplies.

"There will be serious health and nutritional repercussions if people have to accept a further reduction in their meagre ration," said Mike Sackett, WFP Regional Director for southern Africa.

21 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 21 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

19 Dec 2004 description
report Xinhua

LUSAKA, Dec 19, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Zambia shall stop hosting refugees if the international community becomes reluctant to offer enough food for the refugees, local newspaper Sunday Post reported.

Ministry of Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Peter Mumba was quoted as saying "In September, the World Food Program announced that the Zambian refugee program had a deficit in food.

17 Dec 2004 description

UNITA demand politicisation of Electoral Commission

The largest opposition party, UNITA, has demanded that an Independent Electoral Commission be set up in such a way that it is itself represented, along with churches and civil society.

On 6 December UNITA leader Isaias Samakuva told a workshop of opposition parliamentarians that the creation of an independent electoral commission must be at the centre of a new electoral law for the next election, which is expected to be held in September 2006.

Samakuva also raised UNITA's opposition to the suggestion by President Jose Eduardo …

17 Dec 2004 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided on the extension of food aid totaling 900 million yen through the World Food Programme (WFP). Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 17 (Fri) (Japan time) in Rome between Ms. Nobuko Matsubara, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Mr. James T. Morris, Executive Director of WFP.

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15 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

15 Dec 2004 description

by Tapiwa Gomo in Choma, Zambia

It was not until their local school was closed down because of a lack of toilets that the people of Macha community, 70km west of Choma district in Zambia's Southern Province, realized the need to have toilets and sources of clean water.

Cases of malaria and diarrhoea were very common in Macha owing to a serious lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Most of the schools did not have proper toilets and sources of clean water resulted in the authorities closing down Macha central school for several weeks until toilet were put in …

14 Dec 2004 description

LUENA, Angola, Dec 14 (UNHCR) - As the onset of rain forces the UN refugee agency to wind down its second season of assisted repatriation to Angola, earlier returnees have shared their experiences with UNHCR staff, telling them that coming home is only the beginning of the long and sometimes arduous process of reintegration.

The organised return operation to Angola, which started last year and ran from May to December this year, has helped 172,000 Angolan refugees to return home from the region since the Luena peace accords were signed in April 2002.

14 Dec 2004 description

Interview with Miss Francoise Le Goff, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies' head of regional delegation for southern Africa on the impact of HIV and AIDS home based care programme in the region.

14 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 14 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.