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Millions at risk of cholera in Ethiopia

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

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

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

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

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

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


SANDF missing the communication target

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...