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Millions at risk of cholera in Ethiopia

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Five million people are at risk of cholera in drought-hit Ethiopia, where acute watery diarrhoea has broken out in crowded, unsanitary conditions,...

Kenya cabinet authorises US$100 mln to fight drought

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Kenya's cabinet said it had authorised an emergency expenditure of nine billion shillings (US$100 million) to buy food for victims of drought...

Worst drought in 60 years hitting Horn of Africa: UN

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The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with...

EU ups Africa drought aid, more needed

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The European Union sent an extra €24 million ($29 million) of aid to help millions facing hunger across the Sahel region of...

About 10 million at risk of food crisis across West Africa

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Almost 10 million people across the Sahel region of West Africa are threatened with a severe food shortage, international aid agency Oxfam...

Somalia faces humanitarian crisis in 2010

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War-torn and drought-ravaged Somalia is facing a humanitarian crisis with no funding so far raised or pledged for next year for food,...

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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...