Aug 26th, 2014
Human Wrongs Watch By Mike Pflanz*, (UNICEF) – As a food crisis threatens millions in conflict-stricken South Sudan, families are eating whatever they can to survive. Without more urgent international help, many will likely die of starvation.* KIECH KUON, South Sudan, 25 August 2014 – In the field ne...
Aug 20th, 2014
By Destaw Andargie (PhD) One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses. But we know the official explanation; that is, such ‘long-sought’ agricultural investments enhance the country’s food security. For a country t...
Jul 22nd, 2013
By Bongani Dumisani, IndepthAfrica Almost Ten Percent of Malawi’s 13 million people confront starvation due of poor yields of the main staple maize, extended dry periods and flooding, a report presented Saturday stated. “The amount of people who will not be able to meet their yearly food ...
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Oct 8th, 2012
By Alemayehu G. Mariam For the past several months, there has been much display of public sorrow and grief in Ethiopia. But not for the millions of invisible Ethiopians who are suffering and dying from starvation, or what the “experts” euphemistically call “acute food insecurity”. These Ethiopians ar...
In East Africa
Jul 17th, 2012
Nairobi – Over 2.5 million people in war-torn Somalia remain in crisis despite huge global aid efforts and the situation may worsen, the UN warned on Tuesday, one year after famine zones were declared there. “Mortality and malnutrition rates in Somalia have improved dramatically but remai...
In East Africa
May 16th, 2012
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – The United Nations has voiced concern about South Sudan’s ailing economy and says its people could suffer from spiraling inflation in the coming months, while around half the population already faces food shortages. South Sudan has taken in little revenue since January, when...