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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 17: Part 1: Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v17p1/pdf/frus1977-80v17p1.pdf

One of three parts to be devoted to affairs in Africa.  This volume covers relations of the Carter Administration with Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti.  The conflict in the Horn in 1977-78 was one of the first foreign policy challenges for the administration.  From the State Department

 

Ninth Report to Congress Pursuant to the International Anticorruption and Good Governance Act

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,Haiti,Latin America,Ukraine

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/rpt/264335.htm

Latest annual report, covering 2014-15, on U.S. anticorruption efforts and corresponding efforts by priority countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, and Ukraine.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVI, Southern Africa

Categories: Africa,Congress,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v16

Documents the efforts of the Carter Administration to counter Cuban influence in southern Africa, especially Angola, while dealing with Congressional prohibitions against U.S. covert actions in the region.  Also focuses on the challenge of the apartheid regime in South Africa.  From the State Department

Investigation into the Conditions and Circumstances Resulting in the Tragic Death of Dag Hammarskjold and of the Members of the Party Accompanying Him

Categories: Africa,History,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/70/1017

Presents additional information in the ongoing attempt to establish the facts behind the death of the UN Secretary General in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961.  The follow-up note to a 2015 report of an Independent Panel of Experts calls upon certain Member States to release more information from their archives.  From the United Nations General Assembly

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2016-2026

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2109786/gfa27.pdf

The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries is projected to fall from 17% in 2016 to 6% in 2026.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

CDC’s Response to the 2014-2016 Ebola Epidemic: West Africa and the United States

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/su/pdfs/su6503.pdf

A detailed account of the agency’s work on the longest and largest disease outbreak response in the agency’s history: the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for Africa

Categories: Africa,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012099_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

Rate of Environmental Damage Increasing Across the Planet … UNEP Assessment Says

Categories: Africa,Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Latin America,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=27074&ArticleID=36180&l=en

Press release on the publication of six regional assessments, referred to as “the most authoritative study that the UN has ever published on the state of the global environment.”  The studies, focusing on North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe, blame climate change and greater urbanization for environmental degradation.  From the United Nations Environment Programme

 

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