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Photo: BBC This is the second worst food crisis in Niger’s history

Tons of Food Aid Gradually Arrive in Niger

by Craig Timberg Washington Post August 7, 2005

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Sudan bids farewell to rebel leader John Garang

by BBC News August 7, 2005

Tributes have been paid to former rebel leader John Garang at his funeral in southern Sudan, attended by thousands of mourners including African leaders....

Niger: food trickles in

by BBC News August 3, 2005

Mark Snelling is a member of the British Red Cross Society's Emergency Response Unit in Niger. He has been keeping a diary for the BBC News website....

Uganda backs multi-party return.

by BBC News August 1, 2005

A huge majority of Uganda's voters - 92.5% - has supported restoring multi-party politics.However, the turnout from Thursday's referendum was rather low with about 47% of people voting....

Children of Sudan’s cattle camps

by Emily Wax Washington Post July 31, 2005

RUMBEK, Sudan -- Bakic Magol, a boy of 10, wakes each day on a straw mat in a field of muscular, speckled cattle. Powerful horns tower above him; mounds of steaming dung surround his bare feet. ...

Years of drought, border dispute with Ethiopia, sinking water table bring hunger to one million Ethiopians

by IRIN News July 27, 2005

(Asmara, July 27, 2005) Of all the natural disasters that strike communities and environments, a drought can be the most devastating. If it develops into a full-blown famine or forces people to leave their homes or become dependent on external food aid, drought becomes a humanitarian crisis. Unli...

Six years after a return to civilian rule, Nigeria’s police still routinely torture detainees, a new report says

by Anna Borzello BBC News July 27, 2005

Six years after a return to civilian rule, Nigeria's police still routinely torture detainees, a new report says. The study, carried out by the Human Rights Watch group, is entitled "Rest in Pieces - Police Torture and Deaths in Custody in Nigeria". ...

Despite food crisis in Swaziland, corn, the staple food, is not profitable for farmers to produce

by IRIN News July 27, 2005

United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) (Mbabane July 28, 2005) Swaziland is in the grip of another food crisis but farmers say they cannot plant more maize, the country's staple food, as it is not profitable. "I am in good health and we had good rains...

UN condemns Zimbabwe slum blitz

by BBC News July 20, 2005

A major UN report has called for an immediate end to Zimbabwe's slum clearance programme, declaring it to be in violation of international law....