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In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more

In February the devastating locust swarms were the biggest seen in East Africa for 70 years. Now they’re even bigger

The Year of the Locust

About 25 years ago, Baldwyn Torto and his team taught themselves to talk to locusts. Now, Simon Allison brings you the story of the swarms eating their way across the continent

To silence Africa’s guns, empower its youth

It may be impossible to end the cycle of conflict in various countries on the continent without creating jobs for young people

Africa on the Horn of a dilemma

Conflict among the Gulf states is spilling over into their vassal nations on the continent

​Gulf crisis reverberates through the Horn of Africa

The Gulf crisis has revealed the extent to which Middle Eastern rivalries are played out on the African continent.

Ethiopian expatriates mobilise to keep famine at bay

The threat of severe food shortages in Ethiopia motivated Abebe Haregewoin and other expatriates into action, creating a Go Fund Me page.

Strong growth hasn’t ended Africa’s food crisis, says UN

Sub-Saharan Africa posts economic growth rates higher than the worldwide average but has the planet's greatest food security problems, the UN says.

Sub-Saharan Africa might feel Europe, US pinch

Sub-Saharan Africa could maintain its economic expansion in the near term, but faltering US or European recovery could threaten trade, says the IMF.

UN warns Somalia famine likely to spread further

Famine has spread to another Somali region and the UN has warned more areas will become affected in the next four months.

Motlanthe defends SA’s assistance to Somalia

Although difficult to quantify, SA's contribution to relief efforts in Somalia exceeds R20-million so far, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

‘Moral obligation’ to help Horn of Africa, says EU

The EU's foreign affairs chief has urged world governments to meet a "moral obligation" to send aid into the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

Ruined cathedral offers refuge for drought-hit Somalis

Beneath the soaring arches of the bombed out ruins of a cathedral, families fleeing extreme drought build huts of rag and plastic for shelter.

China paying ‘close attention’ to Africa famine

China has said it was paying "close attention" to a disastrous famine in the Horn of Africa after top US House Democrat urged it to do more.

Aid groups ready to work with rebels

Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels in Somalia will accept help from relief groups, lifting the two year ban on foreign aid.

Horn of Africa drought to worsen, says Unicef

The plight of millions of people left hungry by a harsh drought across the Horn of Africa is set to worsen, a top UN official has warned.

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SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

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Johannesburg cannot police its future

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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