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South Sudan’s hip hop artists call for peace and reconciliation

Aug29

Juba – Young hip hop artists in South Sudan use their songs to promote peace and encourage young people to engage in agricultural activities.

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Food crisis in Zimbabwe: 2.2 million at risk. But where do the figures come from, and what do they mean?

The newspapers have been full of commentary on a looming food crisis in Zimbabwe. This has followed from the World Food Programme’s press release that 2.2 million people will be in need of food aid in the coming months.

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Sahel: War and food crisis, the ‘uncomfortable’ guests

Nouakchott (Mauritania), Niamey (Niger) and Bamako (Mali)Sahel region is facing a double crisis. The first one is linked to an armed conflict between Malian military forces and Tuareg rebels in Northern Mali where thousands of people had to flee the area in order to find safe in neighbouring countries. The second is linked to a food crisis that is affecting the whole Sahel belt where people share what they have with the Malian refugees. The Afronline’s report from Mauritania, Niger and Mali.

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UN draws attention to Niger’s worsening food crisis

Feb21

Monitoring software may help stabilise food prices

KAMPALA –  Price-monitoring computer software that will produce monthly updates of staple food prices is being developed for East and Central African countries.

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Is Africa helping Africa?

Arab and African support for alleviating the famine in Somalia was “good but lacks co-ordination” Somalia’s President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said during a two-day visit to Khartoum. His comments comes one week ahead of a donor conference for Somalia’s drought victims to be hosted by the African Union in Addis Ababa.

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