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UN aid agencies sound alarm on Niger food

United Nations humanitarian agencies sounded the alarm yesterday about a growing food crisis in the West African state of Niger, but said...

Niger seeks $133 mln to combat food crisis

The United Nations needs an extra $133 million to tackle food shortages and malnutrition in Niger that have already triggered massive displacements...

Humanitarian crisis looms in Zambia

Days of continuous rainfall in many parts of Zambia has left thousands homeless, while livestock and food crops have been washed away....

South Sudan humanitarian problems worsening: report

Semi-autonomous south Sudan, wracked by inter-tribal fighting and hunger, will face a worsening humanitarian situation this year, a Norwegian aid agency report...

Rapid city growth threat to Africa’s development: UN

Rapid and chaotic urbanisation is threatening sustainable development in Africa, the head of the UN housing agency said yesterday, but taking steps...

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...