Refugees ‘hounded like dogs’ by the police and army despite protests by the United Nations Refugee Agency and civil society
Although direct trade and financial links between Africa, Russia and Ukraine may be small, the main effect of the war will be civil strife in Africa driven by food and energy inflation
The world must act now because the food system is broken and families from Mozambique to Ireland don’t know where their next meal will come from
African leaders are taking the initiative in developing strategies for coping with it, including its effect on the continent’s water security and sanitation
Having committed to pursuing a much closer partnership with African governments and the African Union, the European Union must consider how it can best contribute to Africa’s security and economic prospects
Three consecutive rainy seasons have failed as the region has recorded its driest conditions since 1981
The highlights of 2021 in Africa
An open letter from civil society organisations, from across the African continent calls, for an end to the conflict in Ethiopia
The conflict in Ethiopia could spill over into the entire Horn of Africa region. AU and regional leaders need to step up their efforts to de-escalate the situation
As the conflict between the national government and Tigray escalates, the window for intervention is closing fast
In February the devastating locust swarms were the biggest seen in East Africa for 70 years. Now they’re even bigger
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
It may be impossible to end the cycle of conflict in various countries on the continent without creating jobs for young people
Conflict among the Gulf states is spilling over into their vassal nations on the continent
The Gulf crisis has revealed the extent to which Middle Eastern rivalries are played out on the African continent.
The threat of severe food shortages in Ethiopia motivated Abebe Haregewoin and other expatriates into action, creating a Go Fund Me page.
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 could maintain its economic expansion in the near term, but faltering US or European recovery could threaten trade, says the IMF.
Famine has spread to another Somali region and the UN has warned more areas will become affected in the next four months.
Although difficult to quantify, SA’s contribution to relief efforts in Somalia exceeds R20-million so far, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
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.
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 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.
Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels in Somalia will accept help from relief groups, lifting the two year ban on foreign aid.
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.
Across the Horn of Africa, a fierce drought is forcing more than 10-million people to rely on emergency food aid, up from a forecast of six-million.
Ten million people in the Horn of Africa have been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
A Lebanese-owned freighter, flying a Togolese flag, was seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa on Tuesday.
The way you spot a Somali pirate in a sea of fishermen, says a top French naval commander, is not the AK-47s on his skiff — it’s the ladder on deck.
Somalia’s hard-line al-Shabaab group on Wednesday took over the southern port of Merka, a key entry point for food aid.
A deadly cocktail of calamities — including war, drought and rising prices — is engulfing the Horn of Africa, the UN Children’s Fund has warned.
France is providing support to Djibouti during border clashes with neighbouring Eritrea that the Djiboutian president has described as war.