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Tanzania orders herders out of drought-hit national parks

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Drought-afflicted herders have been ordered to remove their cattle from Tanzania's national parks, where they had moved in a bid to find...

El Niño drought leaves almost a million African children severely malnourished

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Nearly a million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to drought that is putting millions more...

Bottled water is Harare’s “new gold”

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The joke in Harare these days is that more people per square metre are drinking bottled water here - in the drought-hit...

Ethiopia seeks donor support to meet drought needs

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Ethiopia at the weekend urged international donors to offer aid promptly for relief operations to support 10.2 million people critically short of...

U.N. food agency says 14 million face hunger in southern Africa

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About 14 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather...

Kenyan pastoralist clashes kill seven: officials

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Fighting between pastoralists over grazing land in drought-ravaged northern Kenya killed seven people, the latest in a string of deadly clashes this...

Horn of Africa needs US$103 mln to fight famine -UN

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The drought-hit Horn of Africa urgently needs an additional US$103 million to rebuild agriculture and fight famine, the United Nations' food agency...

Somali mother sends children back to famine as camps overflow

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When Somali mother Eblah Sheikh Aden gathered her seven children and set off walking for Ethiopia to find food, she never imagined...

Child “drought brides” sold secretly in Kenya

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"It's done in the dark," said Fatuma Ahmed, squatting inside her makeshift stick shelter. "Some people sell their daughters at a tender age...

Oxfam slams slow European response to Africa drought

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Oxfam accused several European governments of "willful neglect" as an US$800 million aid shortfall slowed the international response to the deteriorating drought...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...