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Namibia – worst drought in a century

Namibia dam water levels have almost halved from already low levels as the worst drought in more than 100 years pushes the desert nation...

Soldiers to guard Cape Town water points

Soldiers are going to be deployed within weeks in beleaguered Cape Town where Day Zero for water supply looms ever larger on...

Millions across Africa and in Yemen at risk of death from...

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Warning of increasing risk of mass deaths from starvation in many countries in Africa and in Yemen due to worsening drought and...

Four months before starvation crisis point hits in Yemen and Somalia

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The world has got just three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, as drought...

Somaliland drought “nightmare” and a security threat

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Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80% of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time...

Kenyans burn animal carcasses as drought deepens

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Villagers in northern Kenya have begun to burn piles of animal carcases, hoping to head off an outbreak of disease as livestock...

Hunger and HIV – a deadly mix for Ugandan children

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Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs seven kg - a third of the weight of the average child her age. She has been in hospital...

Somali Islamists let drought-hit civilians roam in search of food

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Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a...

Drought will cut Somalia’s economic growth

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Somalia's economy is likely to expand by 2-2.5% this year, down from an estimated 3.4% last year, as drought cuts output in...

Prostitution “easiest way out” for Zambia’s drought-stricken farmers

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Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia's central Mumbwa region, to do what...

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...