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Southern African Nations Launch Agricultural Research Centre

Located in Gaborone, Botswana, the Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development in Southern Africa (CCARDESA) aims to coordinate and stimulate agricultural growth through research, technology development and dissemination of research information to farmers.

AU Troops Delivers Food and Supplies To IDP Camps in Mogadishu

The African Union Mission in Somalia has on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day handed over food and supplies to local officials for distribution to internally displaced persons in the famine-stricken Somali capital.

Growing Economic Powers Reinvigorate South-South Co-Operation

The benefits of south-south co-operation (developing countries sharing resources) are appearing in a fresh light. Emerging economies, notably China and India, are grabbing headlines as growing financial powers that are substantially increasing their investments in Africa and Asia.

Stranded Africans Airlifted From Libya

Hundreds of stranded African migrants have been airlifted from southern Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in Geneva on 2 August.

World Bank Plans More Than $500 Million in Response to Drought...

On the eve of the international emergency summit on the unfolding tragedy in the Horn of Africa, the World Bank today announced it is providing more than $500 million to assist drought victims, in addition to $12 million in immediate assistance to help those worst hit by the crisis.

Half a Million Children 'At Risk' in Horn of Africa

At least 500,000 malnourished children in the Horn of Africa's drought-affected areas risk death if immediate help does not reach them, Anthony Lake, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) executive director, has said.

Muslim North Now Bombing Civilians in Sudan

The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said it was extremely concerned over the bombing campaign which, it said often seemed indiscriminate and had caused great suffering to local civilians and disrupted humanitarian assistance.

US Universities Involved in African 'Land Grab'

Harvard and other major American universities are working through British hedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a new study.

Experts Highlight Need for Grain Reserves in Uganda

The 2008 spike in food prices pushed some 100 million people into poverty. Price rises so far in 2011 have done the same to 44 million more," the report says.

Abyei Refugees Living Under Trees With No Food Or Water

After The Arab Attack The situation on the ground is worsening. Displaced people and children are seriously affected living under trees in Agok. Civilians are down on streets and in bushes, no food, no shelter, no water and no medical assistance.

Outlook Upbeat for EA Despite Fuel Price Pressure, Kenya Odd Man...

Nairobi — The regional economic outlook remains strong for the second quarter of 2011 although political tension, a weakening currency and inflation looks set...