Africa can avoid food shortages – WB

2012-10-25 08:59

Africa could avoid food shortages if it reduces the tangled web of rules, fees and high costs strangling regional food trade, World Bank says.

Hunger 'critical' in violent Kordofan

2012-10-18 12:53

A US advocacy group says new research shows that more than 80% of people in a conflict zone in southern Sudan are eating only one meal a day, compared to 10% a year ago.

African countries face food insecurity

2012-10-10 10:53

Three-quarters of African countries and several “Arab Spring” nations are at high or extreme risk of a food crisis, according to an analysis.

Obama invites African leaders to G8 summit

2012-05-04 07:33

President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania to take part in a session of food security in Africa at the G8 summit this month, officials say.

Somali Islamist rebels ban ICRC

2012-01-30 20:49

Somalia's Islamist Shabaab rebels have banned the International Committee of the Red Cross, ordering it to close its emergency relief operations in the war-torn regions it controls.

Somali men return to farm after famine

2012-01-19 22:38

After 6 months of famine, Somali men have started returning to their farms where the women hope to join them later.

UN may get aid monitors for Sudan

2012-01-19 07:38

The United Nations may ask international observers to monitor aid going into two conflict-stricken regions of Sudan following government claims that it is being diverted to rebels.


US pledges $58m for Horn of Africa

2012-10-23 09:21

The US has announced an extra $58m in aid for Horn of Africa countries, lamenting the region’s "fragile" situation with over nine million people in need.

Fear of famine stalks Sudan's Kordofan

2012-10-18 09:02

Hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan's conflict-torn state of South Kordofan are on the brink of famine as Khartoum keeps up a blockade on aid agencies, a survey reveals.

Africa must end hunger, says UN

2012-05-15 13:26

Africa needs to boost agricultural productivity and address the debilitating hunger that affects 27% of its population if it is to sustain its economic boom the UN says.

Somalia militia expels Save the Children

2012-03-13 22:21

Somalia insurgents have expelled the aid group Save the Children, saying the organisation gave out expired food.

South Sudan bracing for 500 000 refugees

2012-01-30 20:49

Conflict and food shortages could push up to half a million Sudanese refugees to flee to South Sudan if Khartoum does not allow aid agencies more access to its restive border regions.

Mogadishu refugee camp bomb, 2 dead

2012-01-19 20:09

A bomb has exploded in a Mogadishu refugee camp, 20 minutes after journalists visited the area, killing 2 Somalis.

$6m for starving Chad children

2012-01-11 17:39

The United Nations has allocated $6m for urgent food aid to Chad, where 127 000 children are suffering acute malnutrition.

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