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20 million facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, North-east Nigeria

Over 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria are facing extreme levels of food insecurity. Severe drought conditions, conflict, insecurity,...

Dying of hunger: What is a famine?

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | From ancient Rome to modern times, mankind has suffered devastating periods of hunger caused by drought, war or misguided...

South Sudanese eating weed, roots and water lilies to survive

Families in the Oil-rich South Sudan hard hit by famine and drought have resorted to eating water lily roots, water lilies and weeds from...

Drought drives food price spike in East Africa

East Africa’s ongoing drought has sharply curbed harvests and drive up the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing...

Museveni: Stop destroying the environment or face drought

President Museveni called on East Africans to stop the destruction of the environment by encroaching on the wetlands and forest reserves as well as...

Famine hits Karamoja again, residents turn to leaves

By our reporter   Famine has again hit Karamoja sub-region, leaving thousands without food. Reports indicate several families are now struggling to have a meal.   Residents have...
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