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  • 05 Jan 2010
    UNDP supports first forum on reintegrating displaced people in Chad

    In the first forum of its kind, UNDP has brought together community, religious and military leaders in eastern Chad to define ways of promoting peaceful co-existence among conflict-affected communities in the region, and the sustainable integration of displaced people returning home after years of conflict.

  • 05 Jan 2010
    Climate change: the Zambian story

    In Zambia, any change in climate can spell disaster. With a majority of Zambians depending on agriculture, even a slight change in temperature can affect crops like maize with catastrophic consequences for livelihoods.

  • 22 Dec 2009
    Identity cards for more than a million Burundians

    One million Burundians old enough to vote in May 2010 will receive a free national identity card.

  • 17 Dec 2009
    A second life for refugee camps in north-western Tanzania

    Situated in the north-west of Tanzania, the regions of Kigoma and Kagera are among the poorest and most marginalized areas in the country.

  • 14 Dec 2009
    Civil war in Congo: The survivors speak out

    “Tied to a tree and blindfolded, I listened to my sister sobbing and screaming while armed men raped her,” describes Sandra, a survivor of the armed conflicts that violently ravaged the Congolese population since the 1990s.

  • 09 Dec 2009
    UN helps beef up disaster preparedness across Mozambique

    For three years INGC, a government institution responsible for coordinating natural disaster response, has conducted training exercises to raise awareness, among ordinary Mozambicans, of aware of what to do in case a flood or a cyclone strikes.

  • 02 Dec 2009
    Clark ends trip to Kenya; discusses reform agenda, climate change

    Nairobi - On the last day of her first official visit to Kenya, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with Prime Minister Raila Odinga and discussed the ongoing political and constitutional reform agenda, Kenya’s response to the global economic recession, and the country’s plan to shift towards a green economy.

  • 30 Nov 2009
    UNDP engages Namibian communities in conversation on HIV/AIDS

    Katima Mulilo, Namibia – What causes people to have more than one sexual partner at a time?

  • 24 Nov 2009
    Ghana launches development communication club

    UNDP in Ghana has set up a "communication club" to engage students journalists on development issues.

  • 23 Nov 2009
    Statement by UNDP Africa Deputy on Beijing+15

  • 20 Nov 2009
    UNDP empowers communities to treat TB in Burkina

    18-year-old Mouniratou in Bobo-Dioulassou is happiness itself. Two weeks ago she took her last pill, putting an end to a six-month long treatment for tuberculosis, still a major public health problem in Burkina Faso.

  • 18 Nov 2009
    Kenyans, Moroccan receive top awards for Africa photo contest

    New York — The winning photographs of an eco-themed photo contest focused on Africa feature environmentalists planting trees in a water catchment area in Kenya, Moroccan women turning plastic bags into handbags as part of a fair trade project, and a Kenyan couple planting a tree on their wedding day.

  • 18 Nov 2009
    Hunger is the lack of rain

    “Hunger is the lack of rain.” ("A fome é a falta de chuva"): these are the words of a local farmer from Chicualacuala, a small town situated in the South-west of Mozambique, when asked about the causes of food insecurity in the country.

  • 17 Nov 2009
    Crown Prince Haakon completes Botswana trip

    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has completed a three-day visit of Botswana where he met with officials, addressed students on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and visited a biodiversity project.

  • 16 Nov 2009
    Budget reform and achieving the MDGs in West and Central Africa

    UNDP's regional office for West and Central Africa will convene a group of international experts to discuss improved budget programming to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the sub-region.

  • 13 Nov 2009
    Côte d'Ivoire: UN transports voters lists for upcoming poll

    13 November - The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) began transporting provisional voters lists to polling stations across the country in preparation for the upcoming presidential election.

  • 27 Oct 2009
    Factsheet: UNDP's support to the Mozambique elections

    The fourth general election in Mozambique will take place on Wednesday 28 October 2009.

  • 27 Oct 2009
    More than 1,700 observers oversee Mozambican elections

    Maputo - Mozambique is almost ready for the elections. Seven helicopters are making the last material deliveries to the polling posts.

  • 23 Oct 2009
    In Nigeria, CFCs will soon be a thing of the past

    With the help of UNDP, in collaboration with the government, Nigeria is making great strides ahead in becoming green, thanks to a USD 13 million project that will phase out chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) from household equipment like refrigerators and air conditioners.

  • 19 Oct 2009
    UNDP helps to set up solar villages in Benin

    Until recently, the villages of Hon and Koussoukpa, like many others, (100 kilometers from Cotonou, Benin’s economic capital) got their light from oil lamps and candles, suffering all the damage to health and the environment.

Contact UNDP Africa
New York Nicolas Douillet
Communciations Specialist +1 212 906 5937