AFRICA

More than 1,000 dead from mudslides in Sierra Leone, local leaders say

Gokwe regains place as top cotton producer.
HARARE – Gokwe has regained its lost status as the county’s rprincipal cotton producing district after delivering a staggering 31 million kg of the crop so far. Statistics released by the Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) for August show that 60 million kg of the cash crop was delivered to the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) as at August 4, with Gokwe District contributing 51 percent of that. This is a vast improvement from the 19 million kg that were delivered during the same period last year, suggesting that the industry is on the rebound following years of poor production mainly related to shortage of funds and a global trade crunch.

More Than 300 Killed in Sierra Leone Mudslides

Sierra Leone mudslide kills hundreds as houses are buried

11 dead as post-election chaos erupts in Kenya

Violent protests in Kenya as opposition alleges vote fraud

Kenyan president leads in nearly complete election results

This is why cancer is so rampant in Uganda now

Congressman pushes Eritrea-U.S. military partnership

Oscar Pistorius hospitalized

Kenyan Election Official Found Dead Ahead of Presidential Vote

Bodies of 8 slain soldiers found in northern Mali

Yemen’s forgotten children in a cholera crisis

South Sudan no longer in famine following an increase in aid, a UN-backed report says. However, the report warns that the situation remains desperate as the number of people at risk of starvation has increased in the last month.

World Refugee Council raises alarm over S. Sudan crisis

South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced

Eritrea says Qatar has not explained its hasty withdrawal - why it withdrew 450 peacekeeping troops from the East African nation’s contested border area with Djibouti.

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.

 

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