Horn Of Africa

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.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it