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Al Qaeda in Yemen poses growing threat to shipping

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Al Qaeda's Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts...

Anti-piracy Operation Atalanta extended to December 2016

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The European Union (EU) counter-piracy Operation Atalanta off the Somali coast has been extended by two more years to December 12, 2016. The...

Troubled Ethiopia-Somalia history haunts Horn of Africa

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Five hundred years ago, an Imam who ruled much of what is now Somalia, led a daring invasion of Christian Ethiopia, looting...

Horn of Africa crisis may last into summer: EU

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The crisis in Horn of Africa which has left more than 13 million people at risk of starvation will continue into the...

US increases food aid to Horn of Africa

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The United States is increasing food aid to drought-hit and strife-torn Horn of Africa nations where millions of people are at risk...

World Bank boosts Horn of Africa aid to US$1.88 bln

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The World Bank said it was more than tripling funding to $1.88 billion for a worsening drought in Horn of Africa countries...

World reacted too slow to East Africa crisis – DEC head

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The world reacted too slowly to the Horn of Africa hunger crisis leaving aid agencies racing to catch up with the region's...

Somali leaders adopt plan to end transitional rule

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Somali leaders adopted a roadmap designed to lead to elections within a year and end a string of fragile transition governments that...

World Bank says famine in Horn of Africa is manmade

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The famine in the Horn of Africa is manmade -- the result of artificially high prices for food and civil conflict, the...

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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...