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28 May 2017
                       
 
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24 May 2017
 
 
Hunger to hit emergency levels in Ethiopia despite rains
HUNGER
Hunger is likely to reach emergency levels in Ethiopia and the number in need of food aid will rise beyond the current 7.7-million, experts said, as drought has decimated livestock, rains have been...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners
BOKO HARAM
Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok three years ago in exchange for prisoners, the presidency...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere
THE CONVERSATION
Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 18, 2017
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Making headlines: De Lille to address Cape Town drought intervention plans World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid 'mass exodus' And, opposition parties to march in Limpopo to protest...
 
 
 
 
World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid 'mass exodus'
FAMINE
The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe's migration crisis if the world fails to act urgently,...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 million
DROUGHT
The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three-million, the Red Cross said on Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens. Kenya is one...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
How South Sudan's warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty
THE CONVERSATION
A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011. The...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
No, 70% of American foreign aid is not ‘stolen off the top’
AFRICA CHECK
The United States spends about $50-billion on foreign aid, or about 1% of its entire federal budget. Much of it, whether in the form of development, health, humanitarian or military aid, involves...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
Zambia dispatches food aid to Malawi and Zimbabwe
FOOD AID
The Zambian government has reportedly started an operation to issue at least 48 000 metric tons of relief food to Malawi and Zimbabwe as part of the $2.4-million Southern African Development...
 
 
08 Aug 2016
 
Syria's civil war: Rebels push to take all of Aleppo
SYRIA
A Syrian rebel alliance has announced the start of a battle to recapture the whole of Aleppo, a day after it broke a government siege on the rebel-held half of the city. The Army of Conquest, a...
 
 
19 Jul 2016
 
Can Zimbabwe's #ThisFlag movement lead to real political change?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On Wednesday 6 July, thousands of Zimbabweans participated in a peaceful ‘stay-at-home’ protest against the ruling Zimbabwean African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF). Without staff, many...
 
 
01 Jun 2016
 
Malawi raises $63m for relief maize, $237m still needed
DROUGHT
Malawian President Peter Mutharika has announced that his government has only managed to raise $63-million out of a total amount of $300-million needed for relief maize to feed the country's...
 
 
26 May 2016
 
Malawi hunts for 1m tons of maize imports
IMPORTS
Drought-hit Malawi is currently hunting for one-million tons of maize imports from its neighbours and Europe, an official has said. Malawi’s agriculture minister George Chaponda told News24 in an...
 
 
15 Mar 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – March 15, 2016
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Making headlines: ANC calls for the release of political prisoners Zimbabwe says up to 4-million need food aid after drought And, Gordhan says overseas trip allayed investor fears
 
 
17 Feb 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – February 17, 2016
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Making headlines: Finance Minister asks for 2nd extension on SAA financial reports. Senegal's president says he will stick to 7-year mandate. And, ANC disappointed by 'shameful' Sona debate.
 
 
 
                       
 
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