The Nigerian federal government is bringing an action in the Supreme Court on Monday, asking it to rule on the contentious issue of how to share oil revenues.

Proceedings of the Council of Ministers of Water Affairs of the Nile Basin States (Nile-COM) who held an Extraordinary Meeting in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 28-29, 2001.

In the wake of quakes, emotional aid proves hardest to deliver. New tremors
rock the sub-continent while aid agencies and health workers are still
struggling to tackle quake trauma, especially in children. Unicef explains
how the emotional after-effects of a disaster are much harder to identify
and address than immediate relief needs.

Bad weather has affected harvest prospects in southern Africa, says a special report from FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System. A prolonged dry spell in January hit parts of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe and subsequent heavy rains caused flooding in low-lying areas of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.

The 2000 CPI relaesed by Transparency International (TI) shows that the included 5 Nile Basin countries (Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya) of the 90 countries surveyed occupy the lower 1/3 of the ranks, i.e. perceived to be more corrupt. The TI survey included only 90 countries of the world.