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Ethiopia: Turkish charity sends tons of food items to 1,500 families

Turkish authorities have delivered 40 tons of foods items to 1,500 families in Ethiopia’s north-eastern Afar regional state for the holy month of Ramadan, local media reported. The donation was made by the Turkey Diyanet Foundation (TDV), which will set during the holy month Iftar tents in several villages of the region facing famine due […]

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African fallen peacekeepers honoured by the UN

The United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday honoured 117 peacekeepers, including many Africans, who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations in 2016, including many Africans Three Kenyans, two Nigerians, two Ghanaians, three Rwandans and two South Africans were awarded the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld Medal at the UN headquarters. “Their sacrifice only strengthens […]

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Trump pledges $300 million to fight famine in Africa, Yemen

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday, pledged to disburse more than $300 million to help prevent famine in Yemen and several countries in Africa. Trump who was meeting Pope Francis for the first time, said he had “renewed” the US “commitment to fighting global famine”, with the United Nations warning that about 20 million […]

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UK sends troops to famine, war-stricken South Sudan

United Kingdom troops on Tuesday arrived in South Sudan to provide engineering and medical support to the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in the famine and war-stricken nation. Operating as part of the UN mission, the troops will help to stem the flow of migrants and provide humanitarian support. They will also operate from two military […]

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South Sudan: Fresh violence displaces 25,000 people

Fresh violence in South Sudan has displaced about 25,000 in the town of Kodok on Tuesday, Doctors without Borders said. The move comes a day after the United States slammed South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir for the state’s “man-made” famine and ongoing conflict. “We must see a sign that progress is possible,” U.S. Ambassador to […]

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AfDB questions Africa’s annual $35bn food importation

African Development Bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday lamented the negative effects that huge food imports had on the African continent. Speaking at the Center for Global Development event held in Washington DC, the former Nigerian Agriculture Minister indicated that the continent must break the food import chain and aim for self-sufficiency in food production […]

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Japan troops exit from S. Sudan peacekeeping mission

A contingent of Japanese troops has departed from South Sudan on Monday from U.N. peacekeeping mission in the famine and war-stricken nation. According to Reuters, the strong contingent based in the capital city Juba, has helped build infrastructure in the landlocked and impoverished country. “The first group is leaving today,” Daniel Dickinson, spokesman for the […]

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South Sudan suspends plans to jack up permit fees for foreign aid workers

War and famine-stricken South Sudan government has cancelled plans to charge foreign workers a $10,000 work permit fee, the finance minister said. The world youngest nation has announced in March that it will charge $10,000 for “professional” humanitarian workers up from around $100. However, experts said that it would create a huge expense for aid […]

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Some 60k South Sudanese refugees flee to Sudan in 2017 – UNHCR

The UN refugee agency UNHCR on Wednesday said about 60,000 South Sudanese have crossed borders to neighboring Sudan in the first quarter of 2017 as famine spreads and fighting continues. More than 365 000 South Sudanese refugees, most of them women and children have arrived in Sudan since the world youngest nation has been engulfed […]

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Six aid workers killed in South Sudan

Six aid workers from a national non-governmental organization were killed when their convoy was ambushed Saturday while travelling along the Government-controlled area on the Juba-Pibor road, the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) has said. Their bodies were found on the road by other members of the convoy who were some way behind. “The […]

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