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By Klaas Walraven, Henning Melber, Andreas Mehler

"The Africa Yearbook" covers significant family political advancements, the international coverage and socio-economic tendencies in sub-Sahara Africa - all regarding advancements in a single calendar yr. The Yearbook includes articles on all sub-Saharan states, all of the 4 sub-regions (West, significant, japanese, Southern Africa) concentrating on significant cross-border advancements and sub-regional businesses in addition to one article on continental advancements and one on European-African family. whereas the articles have thorough educational caliber, the Yearbook is principally orientated to the necessities of a giant variety of goal teams: scholars, politicians, diplomats, directors, reporters, lecturers, practitioners within the box of improvement reduction in addition to enterprise humans.

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Was the slogan for the Malaria Day initiated by WHO. While HIV/AIDS has over the years gained the reputation of being Africa’s biggest health problem, this campaign tried to draw attention to a disease that was held responsible for holding back the development of an entire continent. 6 million people killed by AIDS. While in 2006 the avian flu virus of the H5N1 subtype reportedly spread rapidly to poultry farms in several countries after its first detection in northern Nigeria, just one case of avian influenza was reported in southern Nigeria in 2007.

In November, the top UN humanitarian official John Holmes went on a nine-day mission to Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya. On 6 December, he reported that the grave humanitarian conditions in southeastern Ethiopia, Darfur and Somalia could substantially worsen in the months ahead. 5 million people needed aid. 2 million people being assisted. 1%, according to the food security and nutrition assessment carried out by the WFP, FAO and UNICEF, along with the GoS. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) lamented that access to those in need was too often compromised by violence against civilians and aid workers.

Yade was appointed junior minister of external affairs and human rights. However, much of France’s policy on Africa was interpreted as loosening (if not cutting) ties to African ex-colonies. This fear of French ‘disengagement’ from Africa was not new, for it had been voiced for more than a decade. However, it took on a new character that was particularly reflected in the contentious debates on the controversial topic of migration. The French National Assembly adopted a draft law on immigration that permits DNA tests on applicants for visas of more than three months on for the purpose of family reunification (19 September).

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