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Afreximbank pledges funding for Zimbabwe food aid after drought

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said Thursday it will soon grant multi-million dollar facilities to support Zimbabwe in provision of emergency food aid and...
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Southern Africa cattle population growth decreasing due to drought

A report on livestock production trends in SADC member states revealed Wednesday that Southern Africa's cattle population growth rate has been decreasing since 2014. ...
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Namibia’s capital city to enforce water restrictions amid drought

Due to the severity of the drought conditions in the capital city Windhoek, the municipality on Monday announced that it will commence with water...
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Kenyan bourse moves to end new firm listing drought

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Thursday launched an incubation program, dubbed Ibuka, for small and medium-sized firms as it seeks to end a...
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Water supply hit by drought in Ghana

Water supply in Ghana's capital and other parts of the country has been hit by effects of ongoing drought in the country, state-run water...
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Tanzanian officials say drought may drive cattle to neighboring countries

Tanzanian livestock officers warned on Friday that prolonged drought in northern Tanzania could drive cattle to neighboring countries in pursuit of grazing land. They made...
Photo taken on July 21, 2015 shows exposed riverbed in Shanzuizi Village of northeast China's Liaoning Province. The lingering drought in Liaoning has resulted in about 178,200 people lack of drinking water and has affected about 1.15 million hectares of crops. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Prolonged drought is worsening hunger situation in Africa – FAO

Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead - according to an alert released...
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Mobile money saving lives in drought-struck Kenya

An innovative, mobile phone-driven cash programme has helped prevent nearly 250,000 people from slipping into severe food insecurity in drought-ravaged Kenya. The Kenya Red Cross...

International community pledges support for drought-hit region

International partners have made financial pledges in support of humanitarian response efforts in the drought-hit Horn of Africa after a visit to Ethiopia, Somalia...
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World Bank approves US$50 million for drought in Somalia

The World Bank has approved 50 million U.S. dollars for emergency drought response in Somalia where 6.7 million people are in need of humanitarian...

Drought in Somalia: WHO calls for immediate action to save lives

Drought has also led to lack of clean water and the largest outbreak of cholera Somalia has seen in the last 5 years, with...

HelpAge International distributes cash and livestock to drought-hit older people in Turkana County

HelpAge International has began providing assistance to vulnerable older people and their families most affected by the devastating drought in Kenya’s Turkana County. ...
A local resident is seen with barrels of water in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

UN supports Somali’s exploits on drought and insecurity

The United Nations and international community have backed Somalia's government and the federal member states for agreeing to jointly fight insecurity, drought and corruption. In...
A local resident is seen with barrels of water in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Economic growth in East Africa strong despite drought

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite the adverse effects of severe drought across the region, said a report by an accountancy and...
A local resident is seen with his cattle in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

11 million people in urgent food need in drought-hit Northeast Africa

Some 11 million people are in urgent need of food assistance in drought-plagued Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, regional representatives of the UN Children's Fund...
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Court charge government to renounce loans of farmers affected by drought

The top court in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday directed the local government to waive crop loans availed by farmers hit...
An old woman is seen outside her mud-house in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Food shortage worsens in East Africa amid prolonged drought

The number of severely food-insecure people across the Greater Horn of Africa has increased to 22.9 million in February as a prolonged drought led...

Kenya ups drought mitigation measures as hunger stalks urban poor

As Kenyans in arid and semi-arid areas starve due to lack of food and water, a new form of drought is sweeping across...
A local resident is seen with his cattle in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

UN expresses concern over lasting drought in Somalia

Drought has displaced more than 135,000 people inside Somalia since last November, and there have been reports of at least 38 deaths due to...
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Namibia gets US$3.8 million drought assistance support from USAID

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will purchase eight water tanker trucks and promote community and school sanitation...
A local resident is seen with his cattle in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Kenya to raise new funds from donors, private sector to combat drought

Kenya intends to raise new funds from multilateral donors and local corporations to support humanitarian assistance for an estimated 3 million people affected by...
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Drought In East Africa Causing Fast Rise In Price Of Food

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a...
Sacrificial animals are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Kenya’s farmers urged to shield livestock from drought via feed conservation

A Kenyan scientist on Wednesday called for a need for livestock farmers to practice feed conservation to cushion their animals from famine during prolonged...
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Kenya registers 1.5 million new voters as drought hampers the exercise

Kenya's electoral body on Tuesday announced it had registered 1.5 million new voters as biting drought, apathy in some regions and insecurity hamper the...
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Kenyan families squeezed as food prices surge amid drought

An ongoing dry spell in Kenya has pushed families to the edge as supply of various food items dwindle in both rural and urban...
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Drought, strikes and polls to test Kenya’s stability

The escalating drought in many parts of Kenya, industrial strikes and the Aug. 8 presidential polls will be litmus tests for the East African...
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Kenya ramps up relief efforts to mitigate drought

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a raft of new measures enhancing relief efforts to mitigate drought in the country's arid and semi-arid...

Kenya’s tea production expected to drop due to drought

Tea production in Kenya is expected to drop by 12 percent in the first quarter of 2017 due to escalating drought that has negatively...

Ding ends six year drought by beating Wilson

Ding Junhui won his first match in the Dafabet Masters since 2011 by beating Kyren Wilson 6-3 in the first round on Sunday night. China's...

Kenya warns drought may worsen food security

A prolonged drought in Kenya could worsen food security unless an appropriate action is taken to alleviate the situation, Kenya's disaster management agency has...