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Who are the Exemplary Armies in Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Structural problems within certain African armies have not obscured the overall quality, or progress in the past 10 years, for a few countries. After successfully contributing to the country's transition from apartheid to a democracy, the South African army remains a continental force to reckon with, especially in the areas of aviation and transport.

UN Ramps Up Aid in Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa As Number...

The United Nations reported today that nearly a million more people need humanitarian aid across the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, bringing the total to 13.3 million, while funding to save lives there faces a shortfall of nearly $1 billion.

Report Reveals How Eritrea Funds Conflicts in East Africa

In March, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi whose country has a strong security partnership with Kenya warned that his government would use "all possible means" to depose Eritrea's 67-year old strongman Isaias Afewerki, with whom he had fought a bloody secessionist war that killed 70,000 people between 1998 and 2000.

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.