2012-03-29 15:14:51Hunger Affecting 10 Million as Dry Season Approaches[IRIN]
Hunger has come again to the Sahel. "Since yesterday I have only drunk water," said Houley Dia, 60, a widow who lives in Houdallah, a village of the Fula ethnic group in southern Mauritania on the border with Senegal. "I have lived through hard times before - no rain, animal diseases, locust swarms - but this year is worse than ever," she told IRIN.
Monday, 11-24-14, 17:18'Real TV' Fights Violence with Glitz & Glamor - Nollywood's Jeta Amata[allAfrica]Washington, DC -Conflict related to Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria captures headlines, but another region of Africa's most populous nation also grapples with unrest. Since the 1990s, violence has plagued the Niger River Delta, which includes nine southern states, including the three leading oil producers - Rivers, Delta and Baylesa. A widely acclaimed 2012 film, Black November - Struggle for the Niger Delta , documented the region’s economic inequality and grinding poverty alongside the vast wealth produced
Monday, 11-24-14, 15:41Journalists Pile On to Bash Ebola-Fighting Doctor[allAfrica]Washington, DC -This is a story about an American physician many in Liberia regard as a hero. It is about his volunteer group, called Heartt – Health Education and Relief through Teaching – which has helped train hundreds of medical professionals who built a post-conflict health system that enabled impoverished Liberia to lead Africa in reducing deaths of children under five.
Monday, 11-24-14, 15:32Africans Launch 'Rival' Ebola Song[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Some of Africa's top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid's new recording of "Do they know it's Christmas' with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year.
Monday, 11-24-14, 15:30U.S. Upset Over Attacks on Gays[State Department]Press Statement by Jeff Rathke, Director, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations, Washington, DC, November 24, 2014:
Monday, 11-24-14, 15:15Ruling Party Turmoil Spreads[Zambia Reports]The chaos on the Patriotic Front keeps upgrading itself with 14 cabinet ministers walking out of the cabinet meeting this morning.