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28 May 2017
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25 May 2017
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during the 2017 Africa Day celebration, Sefako Makgatho Presidential guesthouse, Pretoria (25/05/2017)
On this day, we commemorate the founding of the Organisation of the African Unity, which championed unity and the struggles for the decolonisation of our beautiful continent.
US to provide millions of dollars in aid to Africa, Yemen
The US announced more than $329-million in additional humanitarian assistance to provide urgently needed aid to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan,...
24 May 2017
Hunger to hit emergency levels in Ethiopia despite rains
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...
18 May 2017
As Somalia combats insecurity, drought worsens
The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations (UN) official has told the Security Council, calling for more than $800-million in aid to offset the impact of a severe...
11 May 2017
Final push for peace in Somalia?
Despite global efforts to combat terrorism in Somalia, al-Shabaab’s attacks continue and the group still controls large parts of the country. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been...
08 May 2017
Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners
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...
02 May 2017
Acute malnutrition surges in Somali children – Unicef
About 1.4-million children in drought-hit Somalia are projected to suffer acute malnutrition this year, 50 percent more than estimated in January, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said...
28 Apr 2017
A climate in crisis: How climate change is making drought and humanitarian disaster worse in East Africa
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Nearly eleven million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are dangerously hungry and in need of humanitarian assistance. The worst drought-affected areas in Somalia are on the brink of famine....
19 Apr 2017
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
12 Apr 2017
Daily Podcast – April 12, 2017
Making headlines: Mbalula says violence will not be tolerated at National Day of Action march ANC to celebrate Zuma's birthday in Kliptown And, DA demands Ekurhuleni mayor disciplined for warning...
Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
The risk of mass starvation in four countries - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the United Nations refugee agency has warned. About...
10 Apr 2017
South Africans are learning that they're not that exceptional after all
There was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The “rainbow nation” was seen by many – including a lot of its own citizens – to be exceptional, having more in...
29 Mar 2017
Millions of children face starvation in Africa, Yemen
Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned, urgently calling for nearly $255-million to...
28 Mar 2017
Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 million
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...
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