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UN seeks $2billion for Sahel as migration spectre looms

The United Nations sought on Wednesday a record $2 billion for the Sahel in what a senior UN official said is necessary...

Uneducated and unskilled youth a “ticking time bomb”: Motlanthe

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Uneducated and unskilled youth are a "ticking time bomb" of pent-up emotions that will explode if not addressed soon, says Deputy President...

Parliamentary Question: Presidency: War on Poverty

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10. Mr D B Feldman (Congress of the People (COPE) - Gauteng) to ask the Deputy President: Whether, regarding his sustained and high...

45% of households grant dependent

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The 2010 General Household Survey (GHS) has found that government grants were prevalent as a source of income in four provinces across...

Poverty, arrests spark anger in Angola’s oil region

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Grinding poverty, human rights abuses and police detentions are fuelling tension in Angola's oil-rich province of Cabinda, but for now, international oil...

Czech Republic unveils aid for Zimbabwe

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The Czech Republic has approved new humanitarian aid for Zimbabwe to assist the southern African country fight hunger and disease, the foreign...

Niger raises severe hunger forecast, seeks more aid

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Niger's government needs another 45 billion CFA francs in food aid after a new survey found 500 000 more people than previously...

Niger junta to provide free food to one million

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Niger's military government has started an unprecedented drive to distribute free food to one million of the nearly 10 million of its...

UN aid agencies sound alarm on Niger food

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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

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

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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...