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02 Apr 2009 description
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By Andualem Sisay

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) says that the global economic crises could threaten to derail Uganda's national health budgets.

Currently half of Uganda's health budget is funded by the international community.

16 Feb 2000 description
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Subj: Africanews feb. 2000 - Date: 2/16/00 8:31:41 AM Eastern Standard Time

AFRICANEWS - News and Views on Africa from Africa - Issue 47 - February 2000

Human Rights

By Stephen Amin

Fourteen school children and a teacher in the rural Nuba mountains were killed in what many believe is the Khartoum's government move to coerce civilians to go to peace camps.

17 Dec 1999 description
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AFRICANEWS - News and Views on Africa from Africa - Issue 45 - December 1999

17 Dec 1999 description
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AFRICANEWS - News and Views on Africa from Africa - Issue 45 - December 1999

by Linda de Hoyos

Children have been so badly abused in wars.The challenge now facing the two countries is disarming, treating and rehabilitating, and re-training and schooling of these children.

The wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia beginning in 1991 were fought by thousands of child soldiers.

13 Dec 1999 description
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MONROVIA December 13 - The Liberian government is grappling with the task of resettling nearly 10,000 ex-combatants in a bid to keep them off street, and from terrorising civilians.

About 5,000 ex-combatants have been integrated into the army and other para- military apparatus.

19 Nov 1999 description
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KHARTOUM - 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.

01 Oct 1999 description
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Angola's armed forces are battling to turn the tide in nine months of fresh conflict with UNITA rebels, but have had some success in recent days after two failed offensives.

09 Aug 1999 description
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Nairobi - At least 250,000 people in Sudan's Bahr El Ghazal region are threatened with starvation, the Catholic Bishop of Diocese of Rumbek, Monsignor Caesar Mazzolari, has said.

Speaking here last week, Mazzolari said: "There are undeniable signs of hunger in the counties of Yirol, Rumbek and North Tonj as a result of a severe drought...

12 Jul 1999 description
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Nairobi - An eight-month bloody civil war has raged in Congo-Brazzaville between the army and militias loyal to ousted President Pascal Lisouba. But despite the intensity of the fighting and the magnitude of the effects of the conflict on the population, the war has continued unnoticed by the outside world, which has instead concentrated its attention on the fighting in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo DRC.

28 Jun 1999 description
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NAIROBI - Rising poverty, widespread insecurity and the weakness of medical systems of many African states have brought a fresh response from Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. With millions deprived of adequate services, a review of needs and priorities is underway to produce long term national strategies to improve health care for Africa.

28 Jun 1999 description
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by Sheila Mesa in Geneva

Nairobi - As the Sierra Leone peace talks in Northern Togo continue to stall, Sierra Leoneans remain sceptical of its outcome. The announcement that the government is willing to offer three cabinet and some other bureaucratic positions to the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front is met with mixed feelings by the Sierra Leonean public.

They expressed very strong feelings that the way the talks are going, the government and the international negotiators are determined to reward the rebels for their atrocities.

21 Jun 1999 description
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by Stephen Mbogo in Nairobi

JOHANNESBURG - Child malnutrition in Angola is now believed to have reached levels worse than at any previous time in over 20 years of civil war, according to a new report published last week.

28 May 1999 description
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May 28, 1999

10 May 1999 description
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Nairobi - Investigations by an international team during March and April have identified the epidemic that has ravaged Rumbek County since last year as louse-borne relapsing fever.

Consequently, a plan of outbreak control has been constituted in consideration of the local circumstances. The action plan is "based on local surveillance, tiered responses by primary health care personnel and community health workers supported by NGOs," according to a preliminary report of the investigation team.

The team comprised Rumishael Shoo, M. Ryan and P.

19 Apr 1999 description
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Khartoum - Sudan's rulers in Khartoum face many problems other than the civil war in which they have failed to defeat the rebels from both the south and the north grouped under Eritrea-based National Democratic Alliance NDA, says AANA Correspondent Tom Heaton.

Not the least of these problems is that despite many overtures, they have failed in their attempts to entice any of the Muslim northerners in the NDA back into the fold.

13 Oct 1998 description
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Alexandria, Virginia - The following document was released by the International Strategic Studies Association on October 9, 1998:

A new offer of mediation has been made to end the deadlock in the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, it was announced today in Washington DC. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia and grandson of the late Emperor Haile Selassie, made the offer at the International Strategic Studies Association's closed-door conference, Strategy'98: The Global Strategic Forum, in Washington DC this week.

25 Aug 1998 description
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Sudan's main rebel group SPLA on July 15 declared a unilateral cease-fire to ease relief operations in the famine-stricken Bahr el-Ghazal province. The government quickly responded by agreeing to the same. Now pundits are questioning whether the move was humanitarian or strategic.

Conflict

17 Jun 1998 description
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There are signs that the United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA) is struggling to meet its international obligations as military attacks by the rebel movement UNITA increase. The decision by the UN Security Council on 29 April to cut the size of MONUA's troops from 1,045 to 450 by the end of June has reduced the ability of MONUA to verify government allegations of attacks by UNITA, at the same time as military tension has risen in the country.

15 Jan 1998 description
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In mid November 1997, the writer attended sessions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) being held in Arusha, northern Tanzania. In this article he argues, in the main, that because the ICTR is founded on a retributive "paradigm" of justice, it is unable to foster genuine reconciliation in the central African nation.
Human Rights
by Babu Ayindo

15 Dec 1997 description
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AFRICANEWS
News and Views on Africa from Africa
Issue 21 - DECEMBER 1997