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Two decades after Mandela’s release, SA struggles

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Twenty years after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, South Africa is a vibrant democracy but the millions still living in poverty...

Poor Eritreans increasingly joining gold rush

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More than a dozen foreign mining firms are now working in Eritrea, but poor villagers in the Red Sea state's remote lowlands...

5.2 million Ethiopians need food assistance: UN

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The number of people in Ethiopia who will need food assistance this year has risen to 5.2 million, an increase of several...

Over half Niger’s population faces hunger: report

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More than half of the population of Niger will go without food at some point this year, according to a leaked official...

Millions more face poverty in crisis: World Bank

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World Bank president Robert Zoellick says tens of millions more people in Africa and elsewhere will be driven into poverty this year...

Eritrean refugees not fleeing political repression

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Eritrea said yesterday that thousands of people who leave the Red Sea state every year were not responding to any political persecution,...

Kibaki urges WFP to resume operations in Somalia

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According to Kenya State House governmental website, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has urged the World Food Programme (WFP) to reconsider its decision...

Angolan president signals 3-year election delay

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Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos signalled the oil-producing nation's first post-war presidential election, scheduled for 2009, would have to wait at...

Nigeria oil reform must benefit communities: governor

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Nigeria's plans to overhaul its energy sector must result in a fairer deal for communities in the Niger Delta if there is...

Maritime pirates threaten everyone, especially Africa’s hungry: US

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Maritime pirates are a threat to everyone, especially those who are starving in Somalia and East Africa and rely on ships to...

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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...