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October 14, 2017 8:27 AM Hunger and disease hit Yemen hard amid a 'forgotten conflict'

While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year. Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman recently censured the international community for ignoring the plight of the Yemeni people 2

October 11, 2017 11:07 PM AU's pledge of $100,000 relief items to Somalia in March just got delivered

The African Union’s pledge of a $100,000 in relief items to drought victims in Somalia six months ago has just been handed over to the Somali government. The assorted items including rice, sugar, beans and vegetable oil were handed over on Tuesday by the head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Francisco Madeira on behalf of the Chairperson 1

September 30, 2017 8:02 AM A woman's burden in war-torn South Sudan

With the men at war or herding cattle, women live by their wits, farming, caregiving, and working to support families. Chahari, South Sudan - The dull thud of a coconut being thrown against a flat stone summons the children around the low straw-thatched mud tukul, a traditional round house in eastern Africa. Nadia* pulls the orange pulp out of the fruit 2

September 23, 2017 4:04 AM GACHUHI: Tergat is clear as Nock’s president-in-waiting

There are two paths to a full career in the Kenya Defence Forces. One, you can join as a recruit and pass out as a private, the lowest rank. From there, you climb one rung after the other through these ranks: senior private, lance corporal, corporal, sergeant, senior sergeant, warrant officer 2 and finally, when you are in the region of age 60 and nearing 24

September 18, 2017 2:26 AM Humanitarian assistance for Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia

Today I announce the Australian Government will provide further assistance in response to widespread and devastating hunger and cholera in Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. The Government will contribute $30 million in humanitarian assistance for people in these countries who are facing the risk of famine due to conflict and drought. In South Sudan and Somalia 3

September 11, 2017 12:18 AM Tanzania calls for aid as food reserves dip

Dodoma - Tanzania on Monday appealed for 100 000 tons of relief food to help nearly four million people threatened by famine in the wake of a scorching drought that is ravaging several East African nations. "The food shortage is acute and widespread. May I on behalf of the government of Tanzania officially request you to consider the situation and assist 3

September 9, 2017 12:03 PM UN, AU mull future humanitarian operations in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia and the UN have launched a joint report that will help guide future humanitarian operations as the Horn of Africa nation moves to establish structures for quick disaster response. AMISOM and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on Friday launched the Somalia 2

September 8, 2017 11:01 PM Why a technocratic transitional government in South Sudan?

The youngest country in the world was born amid great expectations and hopes for the future. These were not day dreams or castles built in the air. The hope was based on the fact that the country is endowed with human and natural resources very few African countries, if any, had at independence. Today it is a basket case not because of misplaced assessment 2

September 1, 2017 11:15 PM South Sudan rebels, short on supplies, draw on determination

KAYA, South Sudan (Reuters) - Before the South Sudanese rebels attacked the town of Kaya, they handed out supplies - a ragged strip of red cloth to identify themselves to each other as friendly forces, a packet of biscuits, and two precious magazines of ammunition per fighter. "We lack funds and support. The guns we have, the ammunition we have, we take from the enemy 1

September 1, 2017 10:53 PM New Security Council president looks for progress in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian ambassador to the United Nations Tekeda Alemu, who will chair the Security Council for September, said Friday that progress with South Sudan is achievable. South Sudan is a major preoccupation and progress is achievable if there is enough good will and commitment, he told reporters while presenting the program 1