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.
Friday, 05-24-13, 13:23Doctors Without Borders Shuts Clinic in Northern Nigeria[VOA]Abuja -Aid organization Doctors Without Borders says it has suspended emergency health care in Borno State, Nigeria, - the heart of an insurgency now under assault by government troops. The decision comes after five gunmen hijacked an aid vehicle on Saturday.
Friday, 05-24-13, 13:17Rape Plagues Ivory Coast Long After Conflict's End[VOA]Bouake, Ivory Coast -Two years since Ivory Coast's post-election violence came to an end, rape remains a problem throughout the country. Though such attacks are now occurring outside the context of armed conflict, they show that the security situation for the country's women remains bleak.
Friday, 05-24-13, 13:15UN Envoy Pledges to Lobby for More Darfur Aid[VOA]Top U.N. relief official Valerie Amos pledged Wednesday to lobby for more funding for humanitarian operations in Darfur after visiting the largest camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in North Darfur.
Friday, 05-24-13, 13:11Happy Birthday, Mr President[Daily Observer]It is another joyous celebration; another opportunity to celebrate the birth of an agent of change; another opportunity to reflect on a personality of epic influence on generations of Gambians, Africans and the people of the world at large. Agree with the man, or disagree with the man. The second President of the Republic of The Gambia is today a world leader, a revolutionary icon.