US reviewing democracy work in hostile countries

2014-11-11 10:11

The US State Department says it is reviewing some of its secretive democracy-promotion programmes in hostile countries.

Fifteen shot in West Bank

2014-01-31 22:36

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded 10 Palestinians near the West Bank town of Ramallah during a protest.

Obama sees 'moral imperative' to help Africa

2013-06-28 15:01

President Barack Obama says Washington has a "moral imperative" to help the world’s poorest African continent feed itself.

US to give $100m more for Syrian aid

2013-05-09 08:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to announce that the United States will give an additional $100m in humanitarian aid for those affected by the Syrian civil war.

Russian authorities search NGOs' offices

2013-03-27 21:39

Russian authorities have searched the Moscow offices of Human Rights Watch and three other advocacy groups, inspections that activists say is a campaign to silence criticism of the president.

3 Nigerians arrested for spying for Iran

2013-02-21 07:53

Nigerian police have paraded a 50-year-old Islamic cleric and two accomplices who they alleged were spying on prominent individuals and targets in the west African nation for Iran.

$10m reward for gunmen in Sudan killing

2013-01-08 22:24

The US has offered $10m for the capture of two fugitive gunmen convicted of the 2008 killings of a US diplomat and his driver in Sudan.

Last chance to stop Sahel food crisis

2012-06-18 18:21

As many as 18 million people are being hit by a growing food emergency in the Sahel international donors and campaigners say, calling for urgent action to prevent mass hunger.

$3.9bn to prevent East Africa famines

2012-04-06 12:01

International donors say they won't allow a repeat of last year's Horn of Africa famine and are gearing up to spend billions of dollars on programs to help communities withstand cyclical droughts.

US gives Ethiopia $121m food aid

2011-10-04 22:09

A top US aid official says they will donate more than $121m to Ethiopia to fight food insecurity amid a drought in the East African nation.

Clinton seeks to revamp US diplomacy

2010-12-15 21:19

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is unveiling plans to once again make civilian diplomacy and development work the core of American foreign policy, which for years has been heavily focused on the military.

US gives $10m to fight DRC rapes

2010-10-15 17:00

The US Agency for International Development has announced a $10m donation for a project to combat sexual violence in the east of the DRC, where armed groups attack civilians.

Haiti: 150 000 bodies recovered

2010-01-24 17:24

The confirmed death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has topped 150 000 in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area alone.


Ebola easier to avoid than malaria - Usaid

2014-08-26 15:02

The head of the Usaid says poor understanding of Ebola is undermining the fights against the epidemic, pointing out that the fever is harder to get than malaria.

US donates $10m more for Zimbabwe's hungry

2013-10-22 13:58

The US has reportedly donated an additional $10m towards addressing looming food shortages in Zimbabwe, bringing its total hunger relief assistance to Zimbabwe this year to $25m.

Funds dry up for rape NGO

2013-06-09 21:10

A feisty NGO that has helped 30 000 rape survivors in Mpumalanga may have to shut its doors as funding dries up.

Sexual assault programme launched

2013-03-31 22:00

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has launched an increased support services programme for sexual assault survivors in KwaZulu-Natal.

Iran rejects Nigeria spy claims

2013-02-22 15:07

Iran has rejected it had committed any "illegal act" in Nigeria after the West African nation's secret police arrested three Nigerians accused of spying for the Islamic republic.

Clinton praises Kerry, but sad to go

2013-01-30 20:16

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she was very sad to be stepping down but assured staffers that John Kerry would do a great job replacing her as the top US diplomat.

Russia expels 'meddling' USAid

2012-09-19 15:04

Russia says it has given USAid a deadline to halt its work as the US aid agency was meddling in domestic politics, a move that risks sparking a new diplomatic crisis with Washington.

Free circumcisions to fight HIV

2012-04-17 16:21

Thousands of free circumcisions will be performed by non-profit HIV and Aids organisation Right to Care in the next year, the body says.

East Africa famine relief saving lives

2011-10-05 22:03

Famine relief efforts in the Horn of Africa have saved countless lives and has stopped the famine spreading in the region.

Gaza NGO condemns Hamas restrictions

2011-08-16 18:28

A Palestinian rights group has slammed Gaza's Hamas leaders for requiring travellers on NGO-sponsored trips to submit their plans to the interior ministry under new rules.

2 Liberians in $1.9m USAid scam

2010-11-17 11:34

Two Liberians have been convicted of swindling the US Agency for International Development out of $1.9m, the Justice Department says.

World can't pay for Pakistan disaster

2010-09-20 22:57

The outside world cannot foot the entire bill for Pakistan's recovery from devastating floods and the Pakistani government must do more, US special envoy Richard Holbrooke has said.

Egypt garbage becomes biofuel

2009-12-08 19:12

In an attempt to help curb the city's stifling pollution and meet their energy needs too, a few Cairo families have begun to recycle waste by generating biogas from rubbish.

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