Money, access and security main challenges to averting famine in Somalia: experts. ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prompt humanitarian action has kept drought-ridden Somalia from sliding into famine so far but more resources, better security and increased access to remote areas are needed to bring the country back from the brink, experts said on Tuesday.
’They sleep when they’re too hungry’: South Sudanese trapped by war and famine grow increasingly desperate. The disaster will be ‘ongoing without peace,’ UN official says of food shortages in region beset by civil war.
The Netherlands wants to fund abortions in Africa. -- By Mathew Otieno: Meanwhile a famine threatens the lives of 20 million people there. Read the full article
Millions at risk as famine grips parts of South Sudan
?Famine is declared in two counties of South Sudan, by the South Sudan government and three UN agencies, which say the calamity is the result of prolonged civi..
Let’s be vague, who needs the Hague? How African politicians turned against the International Criminal Court.
Nigeria and Boko Haram: A deadly blunder
On a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed an informal refugee camp sheltering thousands of people displaced by the fighting between the government and the jihadists of Boko Haram. At least 76 people were killed. The air strike (a “regrettable operational mistake”, said the president, Muhammadu Buhari) reinforces long-standing doubts about the security forces’ competence, writes our West Africa correspondent
Foreign power conspiring against Egypt: informed sources to Al-Ahram. There is a conspiracy following Egypt’s success in combating the Muslim Brotherhood, says report.
At Least 1,500 Arrests in Ethiopian State of Emergency, Claims News Agency 12:21 GMT - Ethiopian authorities have arrested more than 1,500 people since declaring a state of emergency less than two weeks ago, according to a statement published by state-controlled news agency Fana. The command post, a body set up by authorities to oversee the state of emergency, said 1,120 people had been arrested in the towns of Shashemene and West Arsi – south of the capital, Addis … (continue reading)
.. In a bid to bring an end to the lingering electric power issue in Nigeria, the government on Friday took the quest for sufficient power supply in the country with the signing of a power purchasing agreement (PPA) with Kingline Development Nigeria Limited, a new power generation firm with Nigeria and South Korean interests.
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South African state prosecutors fail in their bid to challenge the six-year sentence for murder ...
Boko Haram Breaks Up. THERE is such a thing as going too far, even for the jihadists of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
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