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September 21, 2017 11:50 AM Africa: Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output

Rome — - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Hurricanes

September 21, 2017 4:12 AM Trump urges 'strong & swift' UN action to end Rohingya crisis

The violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state began on 25 August and forced 422,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, fleeing a military offensive the UN has branded ethnic cleansing. UNITED NATIONS - US President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President

September 20, 2017 11:03 AM West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally. Identity papers are demanded and the cargo is inspected: one of the crew members is not on the manifest of the "Casimir", which departed from Hong Kong, and their fishing licence has expired 1

September 20, 2017 8:26 AM Man kills neighbour over affair with wife

A 31-year-old man was on Tuesday night beaten to death by his neighbour at Tuwan village in Saboti, Trans Nzoia County after he found him in a compromising position with his wife. The police said the neighbour found Mr Kelvin Keruba in his house at 9pm and attacked him as he tried to run away. Trans Nzoia West OCPD Jackson Mwenga said the victim, a businessman 1

September 20, 2017 7:45 AM Man kills neighbour he caught in the act with his wife

A 31-year-old man was on Tuesday night beaten to death by his neighbour at Tuwan village in Saboti, Trans Nzoia County after he found him sleeping with his wife. The police said the neighbour found Kelvin Keruba around 9pm in his house and attacked him as he tried to run away. Trans Nzoia West OCPD Jackson Mwenga said that Mr Keruba, a businessman in Kitale 1

September 19, 2017 7:01 PM Togolese to vote on presidential term limits, opposition angry

LOME (Reuters) – Togo will hold a referendum in the coming days to limit presidential terms, after parliament failed on Tuesday to agree the reform that the opposition says would still let Faure Gnassingbe remain head of state for years. Announcing the decision to put the constitutional changes to a popular vote, parliament head Drama Dramani told lawmakers

September 19, 2017 8:10 AM Miraa traders cash in on shortage in Somaliland

Miraa traders from Kenya are cashing in on a shortage being experienced in Somaliland following the disruption of the business by conflicts in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions. Ethiopia supplies most of the miraa consumed in Hargeisa, Somaliland and Djibouti but recent ethnic conflicts have cut off transport from the miraa growing areas. In Ethiopia

September 19, 2017 3:36 AM Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?

A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers. The young man, now 28, has appeared since childhood in the propaganda network founded by his father. And now, some officials and analysts believe he might try to unify jihadists around the world, taking advantage

September 18, 2017 10:32 PM Developing Zambia through contract management, administration

The country is thirsty for development and has embarked on numerous socio-economic infrastructure developments. Let us collectively and closely review some selected projects which have the potential to fundamentally lift the face of Zambia if well-managed; upgrading of Lusaka-Ndola and the Ndola-Kasumbalesa roads to dual carriage ways, Kasomeno-Mwenda

September 18, 2017 12:06 PM US forces increase Somalia airstrikes amid uncertainty over future

An intensifying U.S. airstrike campaign against Somalia is unlikely by itself to defeat a resilient band of al-Qaida-aligned militants, a fact that could tempt the U.S. to wade deeper into a country faced with the departure of an African force that has offered protection for a decade. The uptick in U.S. strikes against al-Shabab targets — 13 different