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.
Wednesday, 03-12-14, 13:53U.S. Supports U.n. Peacekeeping Mission in Mali[State Department]This item by Foreign Service officer Alicia Van Der Veen was originally published on the State Department blog DipNote on March 10 and is in the public domain. There are no republication restrictions.
Wednesday, 03-12-14, 12:59Efforts to Build Cohesive State Need International Support - Security Council Told[UN News]The best hope for peace and stability in Somalia, the Horn of Africa and beyond remains a united, secure and federal Somalia, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, warning that after a series of attacks against high-profile targets in Mogadishu, insecurity in the capital city poses challenges for Somalis and their international partners.
Wednesday, 03-12-14, 12:56Youths Urged to Excel[Times of Zambia]FIRST Lady Christine Kaseba has urged the 10 pupils selected from 30 groups under the Youth Mentorship Programme to strive to be in the top 10 academically to sustain national development. And Dr Kaseba has expressed sadness at the high number of girls dropping out of school as a result of early marriages.
Wednesday, 03-12-14, 12:56Parley Goes On Recess[Times of Zambia]PARLIAMENT yesterday adjourned sine die with Vice-President Guy Scott urging Members of Parliament (MPs) to utilise the recess to visit their constituencies and address issues of development.