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A South Sudanese woman ground grain from the World Food Program on Wednesday in western Ethiopia, where close to 90,000 South Sudanese have fled. Photo: Zacharias Abubeker/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

South Sudan urgently needs help to stave off famine, UN warns Nick Cumming-Bruce New York Times April 3, 2014 At quiet rebel base, plotting an assult against South Sudan's oil fields Jacey Fortin New York Times April 3, 2014  Q&A: South Sudan clashes BBC News January 7, 2014 See also Saving South Sudan: A bitter schism between two men threatens millions of people Washington Post April 9, 2014

Man in Ugandan demonstration holding up poster that says "No to the Ugandan illegal anti-homosexuality bill." Photo: Kaytee Riek/Flickr

Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupt healthcare in Uganda IRIN News April 2, 2014 Ugandan police raid US-financed health project in what appeared to be the first public action to enforce a new anti-homosexuality law Associated Press New York Times April 5, 2014 Also see Funding for 10,000 childen lost in 2 days as a result of World Vision's decision to allow hiring of married gay people Matthew Paul Turner April 3, 2014

Woman, with child, sweeping floor.  Photo: Washington Post

Religious leaders in Senegal stymie birth control: In the majority-Muslim society, many men have multiple wives and large numbers of children. Religious leaders, who wield great influence, reject family planning as interfering with the divine order, and family planning advocates are under suspicion because of foreign funding.  Photo: Washington Post

Family planning program in Senegal drawn into conflict with religious leaders Allyn Gaestel Washington Post March 15, 2014 See more nutrition and health stories

Oil money, and where it flows: The movie ‘Big Men’ looks at Ghanaian oil discovery Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times March 13, 2014 See the section Obtaining income of Hunger Notes special report on Harmful economic systems

Woman farmer standing in front of her destroyed house in Bessan, a village in northwest CAR, which suffered considerable destruction at the hands of Seleka rebels. Photo: Nicholas Long/IRIN

Bessan, a village in northwest CAR, suffered considerable destruction at the hands of Seleka rebels. Photo: Nicholas Long/IRIN

UN issues new warnings on Central African Republic Nick Cumming-Bruce New York Times April 3, 2014  With the main harvest season just weeks away, Central African Republic farmers struggle to recover from devastation IRIN News March 12, 2014 New IRIN film: Bangui’s ghettos IRIN News March 13, 2014

Ndeye Diagne seated, with her children. “ Always my children are hungry." Photo: Jennifer Lazuta/IRIN

Finding enough food for the children is very difficult,” said Ndeye Diagne. “ Always my children are hungry." Photo: Jennifer Lazuta/IRIN

An alarming outlook for Senegal’s hungry. The number of food insecure in the Sahel is expected to grow from 11.3 million in 2013 to more than 20 million in 2014. IRIN News March 12, 2014

Woman tilling field in Swaziland. Increasingly erratic weather has seen maize production decline steeply over the last decade. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN

Increasingly erratic weather has seen maize production decline steeply over the last decade. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN

Swaziland's dry spell upends sunny outlook on food  IRIN News March 3, 2014 Under chronic stress, Niger farmers are losing ground IRIN News March 3, 2014 Unravelling Zimbabwe's "food crisis"  IRIN News March 4, 2014

Ugandan soldiers preparing to hunt for warlord Joesph Koney in September, 2013.  Photo: Washington Post

On the hunt for Joseph Kony: Obama has ordered an increase in U.S. Special Operations forces deployed to Uganda to find warlord Joseph Kony. Pictured is a photo from the hunt in September. Kony, whose forces have spent years attacking central African villages, mutilating civilians and stealing children, has been indicted by the International Criminal Court. Photo: Washington Post

US sends Osprey aircraft, more Special Operations forces to hunt Ugandan warlord Karen DeYoung Washington Post March 23, 2014 US takes training role in Africa as threats grow and budgets shrink Eric Schmitt New York Times March 5, 2014   See Hunger Notes special report on foreign aid

Niger's "remarkable" progress in reducing child deaths IRIN News February 27, 2014

Children in Namibia eat a meal made from products sourced from their field. Photo: Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN

Home-grown solutions are cheap and effective: Children in Namibia eat a meal made from products sourced from their field. Photo: Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN

Call for shakeup in Africa nutrition research IRIN News February 24, 2014 See more nutrition and health stories

South Sudan: 'One of the most dangerous places to give birth'  (video)  BBC News February 25, 2014 See more nutrition and health stories

Nigerians ask why oil funds are missing Adam Nossiter New York Times March 10, 2014 Governor of Nigeria's central bank is fired after warning of billions in missing oil revenue Adam Nossiter New York Times February 20, 2014 See HN special report Harmful economic systems: Obtaining income

Africa's billions that the poor won't touch Jeffrey Moyo and Miriam Gathigah The Guardian January 17, 2014

Fisherman unload their boat on the beach.  Photo: Guy Oliver/IRIN

Small-scale fishermen are battling a range of issues to make ends meet. Photo: Guy Oliver/IRIN

Mozambique’s small-scale fishermen battle illegal fishing practices, invasive species IRIN News January 23, 2014

Photo of Swazi woman farmer leaning on her hoe. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN   

Half of Swazis surveyed considered their economic situation "very bad." The survey reveals a chasm between the daily struggles faced by most Swazis and the ability of government to address persistently high unemployment, chronic food insecurity and poor service delivery. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN  

A large majority of people in Swaziland go to bed hungry and blame their government for failing to address their food needs IRIN News January 3, 2014 See Afrobarometer Swaziland survey (31 page PDF file)

Zimbabwe: Food assistance needed to stave off hunger crisis, officials say Associated Press New York Times January 3, 2013

West African livilihoods weakened by graft IRIN News January 3, 3013 See HN special report: Harmful economic systems: obtaining income

Nuer refugees from ethnic fighting in a tent in a United Nations camp near the Juba airport. Photo: James Akena/Reuters

About 12,000 members of the Nuer ethnic group in South Sudan have fled to a United Nations camp near the Juba airport. Photo: James Akena/Reuters

South Sudan's deteriorating humanitarian situation IRIN News December 27, 2013 Political fight in South Sudan targets civilians Nicholas Kulish New York Times December 25, 2013 Political strife in South Sudan sets off ethnic violence Isma’il Kushkush New York Times December 25, 2013

Christians in a camp for internally displaced people on Friday in the airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. Jerome Delay/Associated Press

 Christians in a camp for internally displaced people on Friday in the airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. Jerome Delay/Associated Press

UN says aid crisis worsens in Central African Republic--over 900,000 driven from their homes by conflict  Nick Cumming-Bruce New York Times January 3, 2014 Crisis in Central African Republic is tougher than France expected Alissa J Rubin New York Times December 13, 2013

People sang songs of struggle outside the home of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Friday. Photo: New York Times

Nelson Mandela (1913-2013) People sang songs of struggle outside the home of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Friday. Photo: New York Times

South Africa still struggling to fulfill Mandela’s hopes and dreams Sudarsan Raghavan Washington Post  December 6, 2013 The speech at the Rivonia Trial that changed history Glenn Frankel Washington Post December 5, 3013

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