Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences as refugees try to cope by skipping meals, pulling their children out of schools to stay at home or work, and selling family assets.

2 days ago

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Sage launches enterprise fund to inspire African innovation

Sage this week launched the Sage Foundation's new $1 million Enterprise Fund which is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of the youth, military veterans, women and girls.

2 days ago

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Famine declared in South Sudan

Five million people are at risk of famine in South Sudan and humanitarian aid is urgently needed for food, agriculture and nutrition. A formal famine declaration means that people have already begun dying of hunger.

By Louise Marsland 22 Feb 2017

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Drought pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.

21 Feb 2017

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Africa pays for fragmented cities, study finds

In a city such as London, commuters who travel for an hour to get to work pass 2.5 million jobs on the way, some of which would match their skills - so those who lose a job have much opportunity to find another.

By Hilary Joffe 20 Feb 2017

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ECA, AfDB ploughing together for Central Africa's development

YAOUNDE, Cameroon - A higher degree of experience sharing among development partners would make a huge difference in technically supporting the economies of Central Africa, say the two top officials of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) serving in Cameroon and Central Africa.

20 Feb 2017

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World must act now to save lives in Somalia, UN agencies warn

As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.

20 Feb 2017