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17 Dec 1996 description
report PANOS

The material that follows has been provided by Panos
By Ali A. Mazrui

New York - The crisis in eastern Zaire, and between Zaire and its neighbours, poses the greatest challenge yet to the artificial borders European imperial powers established at the turn of the century when they created the region's so-called "nation-states".

16 Dec 1996 description

Judith Matloff, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

01 Dec 1996 description

This paper considers means of effectively strengthening UN Agencies' capacities to assist affected communities to cope with crisis. Examining relationships between coping mechanisms and capacity building, with reference to links between relief and development, it addresses the following issues:

- Inventory of efforts to identify, utilize, strengthen and improve local capacities
- Potential contribution of inherent local capacities
- Practices and frameworks undermining local initiatives and traditional coping mechanisms

01 Dec 1996 description

Aiming to identify and examine aspects of command and control in contemporary military coalition operations, this report focuses on the issue of interagency and civilian-military coordination in humanitarian and peace operations.

The report explores the composition and traits of the NGO community and identifies positive and negative aspects of the interface between NGOs, U.S. Government agencies and the military in improving their working relationship.

20 Nov 1996 description
report Oxfam

Some Questions & Answers on the Zaire crisis

08 Nov 1996 description

II.- ENTRETIEN DU MINISTRE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES,
M. HERVE DE CHARETTE, AVEC "LCI"
(Paris, 6 novembre 1996) (Extraits)

08 Nov 1996 description

POINT DE PRESSE DU 8 NOVEMBRE 1996



(Extraits)

Le porte-parole du ministère des Affaires étrangères s'est exprimé sur les sujets suivants au cours du point de presse de
ce jour :
FRANCE/MOZAMBIQUE
FRANCE/AFRIQUE DU SUD
ZAIRE
FRANCE/SYRIE
ACCIDENT DE LA TWA
QATAR
CONFERENCE ECONOMIQUE DU CAIRE
PROCHE-ORIENT

3 - ZAIRE

(Que faites-vous pour le Zaïre ?)
07 Nov 1996 description
report Oxfam

Community Aid Abroad is asking Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, to support proposals for an international military force to intervene in Zaire.

06 Nov 1996 description
report Oxfam

Over one million refugees and displaced people are now facing death in Zaire. The last thing they need is more band aid.
Yes, aid is desperately needed to save their lives. But we must not allow it to be used again as an excuse to avoid a political solution to the humanitarian crisis in Central Africa.

04 Nov 1996 description
report Oxfam

For further information please contact Justin Forsyth or Quynh Tran at (202)783-3331.
Oxfam International
Position Paper

04 Nov 1996 description

(excerpt)
IFEX Communique #5-44

AFRICA

The media, specifically radio, did not "provoke" the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, but was part of a larger plan by the government, says a new book by ARTICLE 19. The book, entitled "Broadcasting Genocide: Censorship, Propaganda & State-Sponsored Violence in Rwanda (1990-1994)", discusses the role of radio - "the most

01 Nov 1996 description

As an introduction to the experiences of one particular type of monetisation, this paper sets out some of the basic tenets of the USA Title II monetisations.

Highlighting the need to ensure food aid does not have a disincentive effect as well as the need for the commodity at the national level to attract a food price that is sufficient to cover costs, the paper offers the following chapters:  

- Theory behind what monetisation entails
- Practice
- Analysis: Four issues emerge