Les membres du Conseil de sécurité s'apprêtent à visiter la région des Grands Lacs africains
Kampala (New Vision, January 20, 2000) - About 600 Sudanese herdsmen and their families have entered Kotido district, the Assistant Resident District Commissioner, Kaabong, Mr. Edward Eko, said yesterday.
He said ethnic Didinga from Lotukei had fled thewar, famine and drought in southern Sudan. He said the influx had caused an outbreak of livestock diseases in the district because the Didinga were grazing their cattle in Karenga and Kawalakol, west of Kidepo National Park.
Their families are camped at Kaabong trading centre, 72 kilometres away.
By Special Correspondent In Nairobi
Nairobi - A two-member Caritas Italiana team has completed an extensive tour of Southern Sudan aimed at identifying ways and means in which the Italian NGO can help alleviate the suffering of the thousands of civilian victims of the civil war.
The team, whose visit during last month lasted four days, included Paolo Cereda, who is Caritas Italiana manager in charge of international programmes and Davide Invernizzi, who is the organisation's programme manager in the Eastern Africa region.
News Article by ANS on November 20, 1999 at 00:56:44:
KHARTOUM (All Africa News Agency, November 19, 1999) - As the world prepares for the year 2000, many Sudanese victims of this year's floods would be among those welcoming the new year in pain. For them, the beginning of the year would not be a good reason for happiness, for it would be the extension of 1999, a year of floods and agonies in the Sudan.
The floods affected millions of Sudan's population this year and have imposed a pessimism that overshadows the thinking of the victims.
by Tim Chigodo in Harare
Luanda - A group of intellectuals have announced that they would join Angola's main peace movement, amid reports of continuing violence against civilians in the war-torn country.
The group, called the Group for Reflection on Peace GRP, said last week that it would be joining forces with two other groups: the Angolan Group for Reflection on Peace GARP and the Group for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace GAP.
GARP and GAP merged in August in an effort to become more effective in their search for a peaceful solution to the civil war which has ravaged …
The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sent a wave of refugees into neighbouring Zambia. Their station is a small northern town of Kaputa and the locals are finding their number too big to cope with not to mention the security fears.
Nairobi (The Nation, June 29, 1999) - Correspondent Peter Kamau reports on the insecurity problem that has made the Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia border point a most volatile region. Easy availability of firearms and drought conditions have often combined to spark vicious battles between the Turkana, the Toposa and the Dongiro communities. However, there is hope that a new peace initiative may succeed where previous ones have failed.
The Reporter (Addis Ababa)
Lusaka - Hardly a week after Zambian authorities repatriated 70 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldiers back to their country, another 76 arrived in Zambia along with hundreds of refugees fleeing the war-ravaged DRC.
All Africa News (March 29, 1999) - Dinka and Nuer chiefs including church and community leaders met in a peace and reconciliation conference at Wunlit, Tonj county in Bahr el Ghazal between February 27 to March 8 under the auspices of the New Sudan Council of Churches NSCC.
It was the first meeting of its kind after more than seven and a half years of fierce fighting following the split of the SPLA in August 28, 1991. Our Correspondent Makur Kot Dhuor attended and reports on the deliberations.
By Victoria Brittain
NAIROBI (AANA) March 22 (All Africa News Agency, March 22, 1999) - On January 15 this year both the government in Khartoum and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army declared a cease-fire to last for three months. Since then the rebel side appears to have abided by its undertaking. The government side, by contrast, has not.
JOHANNESBURG (AANA) March 15 - Angolan authorities last Saturday said more than 600 people had been killed in Malanje since November when the country's warring parties resumed fighting.
FREETOWN (AANA) March 12 - Church leaders in Sierra Leone have taken the lead in negotiating for peace in their war torn country.
The Church leaders together with other members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone met and held talks with the leader of the Revolutionary United Front RUF, Corporal Foday Sankoh here recently.
The nine-member delegation, lead by the General Secretary of the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, Mr.
Nairobi - Ever since President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda referred to child soldiers as 'cannon fodder' upon his ascendancy to power, the conscription of children into the Army has become a controversial issue in the region.
KINSHASA (AANA) March 12 - A "non-violent war" has been declared the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC by a group called Collective 16 February comprising Christian movements. The group has launched an appeal to the warring parties in various parts of the country.
Freetown - Thousands of civilians mostly women and children are fleeing northern Sierra Leone as news of a pending rebel assault on the border town of Pamlap spreads,Custom officials at the border town of Pamlap disclosed in Freetown yesterday. According to Custom officials, close to 2000 civilians have trekked the 10 kilometre journey from the district headquarter town of Kambia to safe havens accross the Guinean border.
Custom Officials also say some of the fleeing civilians are from the vilages of Sheakaika,Mawadia, Wula and Masene all close to Kambia town.
News Article by ANS on March 12, 1999 at 12:06:32:
Khartoum - Sudanese Opposition groups who recently attended a five-day conference at the International Conference Center, Kampala, undertook to intensify the struggle against various forms of human rights abuses in Sudan.
The conference held during February 8 -12 attracted representatives of 30 groups from armed forces, Opposition political parties, human rights groups and other civic organisations.
By Frederick Nzwili
Mogadishu - The initiatives of women in peace processes in war torn countries in Africa have often been disregarded. The prejudices they face every day are significant. But women in Somalia are now setting a new example. AANA Correspondent Frederick Nzwili reports.
Safia Giama cannot hold back her tears anymore. Days before the end of the holy month of Ramadhan, nine people were brutally murdered, in a prison hut in Southern Somalia. Among them was Abdirizak Hirsi Dheere, a 58-year-old bank worker and trade unionist. He was Safia's uncle.
By Charles Mangwiro
INHAMBANE (African Eye News Service, March 3, 1999) - Torrential rains and the resulting floods in central Mozambique have begun washing landmines out of mapped minefields into surrounding agricultural land and onto the shores of Polela lake near the provincial capital of Inhambane, African Eye News Service reports.