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From Enough blogs
Wed Dec 5 2012, 15:27:23
Today, the Enough Project joined a coalition of organizations from central Africa, the U.S., and Europe in releasing a report that assesses the implementation of the U.N. Regional Strategy developed in June to address the Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA, threat. Nearly six months later, progress to date in implementing the strategy has been minimal, and no clear plans to address the myriad challenges facing the strategy appear to be underway.
The U.N. strategy is comprehensive, encompassing a wide range of critical objectives: enhance regional efforts to apprehend the LRA's top leaders and protect civilians; encourage LRA rebels to defect; improve the humanitarian response to LRA violence; and promote peacebuilding, human rights, and development in LRA-affected areas. If implemented fully, ... [view whole blog post ]
From Zambian Economist
Wed Dec 5 2012, 15:21:00
One of the questions we get often relates to Zambia's GDP. Recently someone asked : are the GDP growth figures a true reflection of Zambia's economic performance?
The simple answer is no because GDP has several limitations for a country such as ours. [view whole blog post ]
From Enough blogs
Wed Dec 5 2012, 14:56:20
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- A semblance of normal life is returning to Goma, with a few banks, shops, and schools reopening. But despite the presence of 600 policemen and a battalion of government forces who deployed to the city following M23's withdrawal, people are still petrified that M23 might return. Ahead of talks with the Congolese government, the rebels have continued to posture by threatening to retake Goma if their demands are not met.
The M23 withdrawal ended an 11-day occupation of the city and came after a peace accord negotiated by the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region that set the stage for talks. Hundreds of M23 troops pulled out of the city late Saturday, with one company of troops remaining at the Goma airport alongside Congolese government ... [view whole blog post ]
From Tag Egypt
Wed Dec 5 2012, 14:30:41
Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi clashed at the presidential palace in Cairo for a second day on Wednesday, deepening the political crisis over expanded presidential powers and a controversial draft constitution. [view whole blog post ]
From Africa is a Country
Wed Dec 5 2012, 14:05:11
Guest Post by Bhakti Shringarpure In the past decade, not many places have been as over-represented or as under-understood than Sudan and the newly formed South Sudan. From a barrage of news articles to a flurry of op-eds, from millions of dollars spent on advertising and brand-management for Darfur activism to insipid, shallow visits from [...] [view whole blog post ]
Wed Dec 5 2012, 13:06:57
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has just activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) to request support in response to Typhoo Pablo. They also need your help! Read on! The UN has asked for pictures ... Continue reading → [view whole blog post ]