Horn Of Africa

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.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.