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Islamist violence escalates in Burkina Faso, making widespread hunger worse

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Habibou Sore had to pause for breath as she ran barefoot from the approaching gunmen. She was pregnant with twins, due any day. Soon after...

Hunger brings death to Kasai after guns fall silent

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The guns are silent in the Congolese town of Mwene Ditu, but each day starving children arrive at the small hospital there...

Conflict and climate change push 224 million Africans into hunger

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The number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 10% to 224 million in 2016, largely due to conflict and climate...

Millions of Nigerians face hunger

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When he heard the Nigerian army had declared his family's home town of Banki free from Boko Haram militants and safe to...

Hunger and HIV – a deadly mix for Ugandan children

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Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs seven kg - a third of the weight of the average child her age. She has been in hospital...

Journalist dies after hunger strike in Algiers

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A British-Algerian journalist had died six months after staging a hunger strike in Algiers over his detention for publishing articles seen as...

Hunger “deadlier than violence” in Boko Haram-hit north-east Nigeria

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Living conditions for people uprooted by Boko Haram violence and seeking refuge in camps and towns across northeast Nigeria are more deadly...

Half Central African Republic’s people face hunger, WFP fed 400,000 in...

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Two and a half million people in the Central African Republic, half the population, have too little to eat because of conflict...

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...

Burundi, Eritrea, East Timor top global hunger index

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Sixteen countries have alarming levels of hunger, with Burundi the worst affected, according to an annual index released on Monday which also...

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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...