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26 April 2017
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24 Apr 2017
Yemen on the brink of famine
The number of people in need as a result of Yemen’s conflict continues to rise, but the international aid response has failed to keep up. International donors should immediately commit to fully...
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...
31 Mar 2017
Four countries face famine threat as global food crisis deepens
Global food crises worsened significantly in 2016 and conditions look set to deteriorate further this year in some areas with an increasing risk of famine, a report said on Friday. "There is a high...
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...
22 Mar 2017
Protecting Schools from Military Use – Law, Policy, and Military Doctrine
This report collects recent and historic examples of laws, court decisions, military orders, policies, and practice by governments, armed forces, non-state armed groups, and courts aimed at...
10 Mar 2017
The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that. On 24...
07 Mar 2017
Daily Podcast - March 07, 2017
Making headlines: Parliament to consider final SABC inquiry report Trump signs new Muslim travel ban excluding Iraq And, Dlamini to face Scopa over grants crisis
Trump signs new Muslim travel ban excluding Iraq
US President Donald Trump has signed a revised travel ban that will temporarily halt entry to the US for people from six Muslim-majority nations. Under the order announced on Monday, a 90-day ban...
03 Mar 2017
South African maize production doubles despite droughts worsening across East Africa
As drought and worsening food security hits swathes of East Africa, maize harvests in Southern Africa, previously slashed by El Niño, are forecast to recover this year, with South Africa’s output...
02 Mar 2017
How South Sudan's warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty
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...
17 Feb 2017
Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?
American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly...
31 Jan 2017
We won’t wait: as war ravages Yemen, its women strive to build peace
Conflict in Yemen has left thousands dead, millions homeless or hungry, and an economy in ruins. But hopes for peace talks are fading and a new approach is needed. Women and girls are particularly...
30 Jan 2017
US protests grow against Trump's immigrant ban order
Protests against right-wing US President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries have been held in cities across the US, including in New York City and...
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