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It’s not too late to silence the guns in Ethiopia

An open letter from civil society organisations, from across the African continent calls, for an end to the conflict in Ethiopia

African leaders must continue to press for talks: Ethiopia is too big to fail

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

Ethiopia is about to cross the point of no return

As the conflict between the national government and Tigray escalates, the window for intervention is closing fast

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.

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