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NEWS Quick Updates – West Africa - Meningitis Outbreak [01 January to 06 April 2017]

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A number of West African countries are currently experiencing an outbreak of Meningitis which poses serious health security concerns for the entire region if not properly managed. Since the beginning of 2017, outbreaks of the disease have been recorded in Togo, Nigeria, Niger and Ghana with unconfirmed reports in Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso and Gambia. To date, Nigeria has registered the highest number of cases and is considering the current outbreak as a health emergency. As of 3 April 2017, a total of 2,997 cases had been reported with 336 deaths from the new Neisseria Meningitides Stereotype C strand. Affected states include Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, kebbi, Niger, Nassarawa, Jigawa, Abuja-FCT, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe, Kano, Osun, Cross River, Lagos and Plateau States, with a concentration in the northern states of Zamfara, katsina and Sokoto. The First report of suspected cases began around November of 2016 in Zamfara. In Niger, 921 cases of meningitis including 55 deaths, were recorded between January and March 26 2017, while at least 201 cases of meningitis were detected in Togo with 17 deaths between 1 January and 10 March 2017......Read more

NEWS Quick Updates – Sierra Leone [Period of March, 2017]

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Demographic Analysis Sierra Leone is a small West African country with a total landmass of 73,325 sq.km and an estimated population of 7,092,113 people of which 41.7% is estimated to be less than 15 years old and women 50.9% (2015 Population and Housing Census). It is bordered by the Republic of Guinea on the North and East, by the Republic of Liberia on the South, and by the Atlantic Ocean on the West. There are 12 districts in the country and its capital, Freetown, was founded in 1787 as a resettlement for freed slaves. Sierra Leone boasts of the oldest University in West Africa, Fourah Bay College opened in 1827. Sierra Leone is blessed with rich mineral resources including diamonds, gold, rutile, iron ore and bauxite....Read more

Peace and Security Census, January 2017

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The Peace and Security Census is the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding(WANEP)’s highlights of the major human security threats recorded in West Africa in a particular month via a graphical lens based on data from its National Early Warning Systems (NEWS). The incidences captured in this report are those considered by WANEP as major threats with implications for human security in the region and as such, does not capture a comprehensive computation of all incidences that occurred in each country. The principle of proportionality is applied in this brief; hence the threats in each country have relative impact on the population size.

Click this link to download January 2017 Peace and Security Census - [PDF-1.1MB]

NEWS Quick Updates – JEUDI 23 FEVRIER 2017

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 Arrestation à Dakar de présumés djihadistes en lien avec l’attaque de Grand Bassam en Côte d’Ivoire

 Commune des Parcelles Assainies (Dakar): 

Banlieue périurbaine de Dakar, est une commune dans la région de Dakar 

La région de Dakar a une population totale estimée à 3 137 196 habitants, (suite au recensement de 2013). 

La population des Parcelles Assainies estimée à 438 527 habitants selon le recensement de 2013. 

Policy Brief on The Gambia: - Managing President Yahya Jammeh's Exit: “From Consolidated Autocracy to Consolidated Democracy”?

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Click on link to read/download policy brief - [PDF-1.8MB]