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.

South Sudan "Horrible attack" sends thousands fleeing across the border

Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

There was an African trade meeting with no Africans because their visas were denied US travel

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

Cape Town Cycle Tour Canceled Amid Freak Weather

Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 50, authorities say

Nigeria President Buhari: I’ve never been so sick

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..

Israel’s Netanyahu praises Trump’s condemnation of anti-Semitic acts

Cyclone Dineo ravages Mozambique

South African activists protest ‘white monopoly capital’

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.

Nigeria church collapse kills as many as 50 worshipers

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Ghana’s president concedes defeat via phone call to opposition leader

A new wave of mobile payment tech is creating a cashless South Africa

Nigeria security forces ‘killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters’

Uganda is shutting down schools funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates

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The Policy Analyst Going After Rebels in the Congo

Some 1400 Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast

Cameroon says at least 53 dead after crowded train derails

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)

US Aid Worker Seized in Niger and His Two Bodyguards Shot

1,000.000 traped in So Sudanese town
UNHCR: 100,000 Trapped in Surrounded South Sudanese Town

Egypt migrant boat death toll climbs above 100

Ugandan Mufti Joins Archbishop in Condemning "Ungodly" Abortion Bill

Mozambique’s Army Destroys Rebel Base

Nigeria Govt, firm sign 550MW power purchase agreement.

.. 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.

Is Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Dead? Condition Of One Of Africa’s Longest-Serving Leaders in Question

Here’s why we should be worried about Nigeria’s economy

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Oscar Pistorius: Bid to challenge six-year jail term fails

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South African state prosecutors fail in their bid to challenge the six-year sentence for murder ...


So.African runner Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya: controversial abroad, a hero at home in South Africa

Boko Haram Breaks Up. THERE is such a thing as going too far, even for the jihadists of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Nigeria Reports New Polio Cases

Egypt state TV orders female hosts to lose weight





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