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Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN...

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here’s how

The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done

Hunger, death and safer births in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

Find out how countries around the world are getting mothers to book in for better births starting right here close to home

Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Cyclone Kenneth made landfall late Thursday in Cabo Delgado province, packing wind gusts of up to 220 kilometres per hour

The complex insecurity of hunger in South Africa

Food insecurity remains a pressing issue in South Africa - one that every individual, organisation and government body should commit to ending

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.

Hunger replaces war in Congo’s Katanga

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this season, El Niño affects 550 000 people, bringing hunger and hardship.

School feeding schemes help to grow young minds

Studies show that feeding programmes at schools not only reduce stunting, but also combat obesity and lead to increased enrolment in schools.

Haiti drought: People need food, says official

An eight-month-long drought in in north-east Haiti has caused the loss of two harvest seasons, says the National Co-ordination of Food Security.

Displaced families in DRC at risk as food dries up

As financial troubles plague the World Food Programme, the future of the mouths it feeds in the Democratic Republic of Congo is at threat.

Poor rains intensify food crisis in rural Zimbabwe

About 1.6-million Zimbabweans, most of them in rural areas, urgently need food aid because of low rainfall and a drop in agricultural production.

Kidnapped British aid worker freed in Sudan’s Darfur

A British aid worker, abducted by armed men in Sudan's Darfur region, has been released after almost three months in captivity

UN: Food prices triggering global unrest

United Nations food agencies on Friday warned that record high prices for basic commodities are helping generate unrest around the world.

WFP scales up food aid to drought-stricken Niger

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is nearly doubling aid operations in Niger to feed eight million people who have been affected by a severe drought.

Al-Shabaab orders UN food agency to leave Somalia

Somalia's hard-line Islamist rebel group al-Shabaab has ordered the UN food agency to halt all operations and leave the failed country.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

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Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

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