Category Archive for: Community News

Zimbabwe calls for $1.6 bln in aid to pay for food

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  • Posted on February 9, 2016

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    HARARE Feb 9 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe needs nearly $1.6 billion in aid to help pay for grain and other food after a drought that has badly affected harvests and left 3 million people in need, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday. That figure includes nearly $720 million to pay for 1.4 million…



‘58 300 face death’ in drought-hit Somalia

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  • Posted on February 9, 2016

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NEWS/AFRICA /  08 February 2016 at 15:22pm By: AFP Over 58 000 children will starve to death in Somalia without urgent support, the United Nations warned on Monday, amid severe drought in the impoverished and war-torn Horn of Africa country. “The level of malnutrition, especially among children, is of serious concern, with nearly 305 000 children…



2.8 million face hunger in drought-hit Malawi

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  • Posted on February 8, 2016

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February 7, 2016 | 4:49 PM By Reuters   As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious maize wrapped in a brightly coloured cloth and balanced on her head. Because of drought in Malawi and across southern Africa the grain has doubled in price in the space of…



AU’s bold move for African visas

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  • Posted on January 30, 2016

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NEWS/AFRICA /  29 January 2016 at 21:58pm By: Elias Geberelassie Addis Ababa – The African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs Dr. Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko has urged African countries to ease their visa polices to stem migration from Africa to places like Europe by stimulating national and regional economic prospects in Africa. The commissioner specifically praised Rwanda…



$1.4b required to mitigate Ethiopian drought – official

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  • Posted on December 13, 2015

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At least $1.4 billion is required to mitigate the effects of drought and feed starving populations in Ethiopia until December 2016, the head of the country’s disaster prevention agency told diplomats and humanitarian workers in Addis Ababa on Saturday.Mitiku Kassa, General Secretary of the National Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Committee briefing embassies and humanitarian agencies…



More than 19.2 million Africans are facing hunger and malnutrition due to the onset of El Nino.

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  • Posted on October 16, 2015

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While the world’s attention has been focused on the escalating conflict in Syria, another humanitarian crisis is silently unfolding which threatens the lives of an even greater number of people across the globe. It is an impending crisis driven not by the atrocities of war. Its power does not derive from guns or bombs, but…



CAR Leader Leaves UN Early Due to Violence at Home

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  • Posted on September 29, 2015

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September 28, 2015 10:54 PM The interim leader of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, left early from the United Nations General Assembly to return home because of violence plaguing the capital of her country. Reports from Bangui say dozens of people have been killed in three days of clashes involving Christians and Muslims, sparked…



Military sources: Burkina Faso presidential guard detains cabinet

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  • Posted on September 17, 2015

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OUAGADOUGOU – Soldiers from Burkina Faso’s powerful presidential guard interrupted a cabinet meeting on Wednesday and detained the ministers, the prime minister and interim President Michel Kafando, military sources said. The move came two days after a commission charged with drafting reforms for Burkina Faso’s transitional government proposed dismantling the elite unit. The presidential guard,…



Burkina Faso: Govt dissolved, curfew set & borders closed

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  • Posted on September 17, 2015

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JOHANNESBURG – A military official in Burkina Faso has announced on the country’s state-run television station that the government has been dissolved, a curfew has been put in place and borders have been closed. Burkina Faso’s interim president Michel Kafando has also been stripped of his powers. The unidentified official made the announcement a short…



Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers Southern Africa

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  • Posted on May 27, 2015

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Reuters | a day ago   The impact is looking particularly serious for Zimbabwe, where the economy has been struggling for years. HARARE – Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby…