General: Increasingly heavy rain is causing serious damage to roads and disrupting traffic in areas throughout the country. Several sections of the road from Dili to Aileu and Ainaro have been undercut and trucks in particular must travel with extreme caution. INTERFET engineers are repairing a seriously damaged culvert in the area of Dare. The road from Dili to Baucau remains in reasonable condition but immediately east of Baucau, the road is no longer passable for trucks.
ADDIS ABABA (Dec. 7) XINHUA - Ethiopia has been displaying its patience to prevent war and to bring sustainable peace, local media quoted the country's Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin as saying Tuesday.
In an interview with the quarterly magazine Merewa, Seyoum said that Ethiopia's patience to resolve its conflict with Eritrea peacefully emanated from the firm belief of the Ethiopian people and government.
Africa has seen a series of crises and internal conflicts in the past decade. Africans, however, are increasingly aware that they have to play a more active role in these crises. Germany provides both financial and material support for various initiatives of the OAU and subregional organizations to promote conflict prevention and crisis settlement
LUANDA, Angola (PANA) - A total of 52 people were killed by landmines in the eastern Angolan province of Moxico between January and November in the eastern Angolan province of Moxico, the national news agency reported Tuesday.
EMOP 6136.00 - Food assistance to refugees, IDPs and social cases in the Balkan region
Contact: Pierre Habshi and Shep Lowman (202) 828-0110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Available from UNFPA and WHO: Health House maternity wards: assessment of infrastructure and equipment needs Mothers give birth in outside temperatures
Many women are giving birth in intolerable conditions according to an assessment of health house maternity wards carried out in late October and November.
Press Release GA/AB/3349 - 19991207
El Instituto Geofísico mantiene el monitoreo de la actividad volcánica del Guagua Pichincha y detalla a continuación los eventos relevantes de las =FAltimas 24 horas:
Extract from The Press Conference by the Press Secretary - 7 December 1999
RELEASE DATE: December 7, 1999
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ARUSHA, 7 December (IRIN) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela, who was appointed last week as the new mediator in the Burundi peace process by a regional summit in Arusha, has called for including all sides to the conflict in the talks.
El Instituto Geofísico informa sobre las
observaciones y actividades realizadas día de hoy, para la vigilancia del
En las =FAltimas 24 horas, la Red Sísmica de Vigilancia del Tungurahua registró 1 sismo Volcano-Tectónico, 82 de largo período y 24 explosiones, siendo las de mayor importancia las ocurridas a las 13h05, 14h27, 16h09, 19h16 (del 6 de Dic) y 9h25 t.l. (del 7 de Dic).
The Russian Ultimatum to Chechnya: A Humanitarian Outrage
Despite some progress in implementing the peace agreement for Sierra Leone, human rights abuses and other violations are continuing, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a new report released today.
News Service 230/99 - AI INDEX: EUR 46/41/99
Following an official warning that civilians must evacuate the city of Grozny, Amnesty International is calling on the government of the Russian Federation to publicly commit to upholding its obligations under international humanitarian law by refraining from indiscriminate or direct attacks on the civilian population of the besieged Chechen capital.
FONDATION HIRONDELLE - AGENCE DE PRESSE
HIRONDELLE A ARUSHA
TRIBUNAL PENAL INTERNATIONAL POUR LE RWANDA
NEWS DU 7 DECEMBRE 1999
JOHANNESBURG, 7 December (IRIN) - A Joint Military Commission (JMC) team is to travel to Rwanda shortly to discuss safe passage for Zimbabwean soldiers trapped by Kigali-backed rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a spokesman for Zimbabwe's Armed Forces Headquarters told IRIN on Tuesday.
Islamic Relief has begun to implement a $1.7 million relief program to assist up to 25,000 refugees in Ingushetia. Islamic Relief's first aid initiative began in 1995 with shipments of relief products. These went to the heart of Grozny and eased some of the terrible sufferings of the victims.