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Africa Famine

As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan

Nick Turse | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Nick Turse

Already, 3.9 million people -- about one in three South Sudanese -- face dangerous levels of food insecurity. However, unlike in Ethiopia in the 1980s, where drought led to crop failures that killed one million people, this country is facing an "entirely man-made famine."

Why Your Image of Africa Is Wrong, and How to Change It

Francis Tapon | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Francis Tapon

Just like there are many sides to America, there are many sides to Africa. Can you imagine if Africans stereotyped us just like we stereotype them?

The 10 Most Challenging Places In The World To Be A Mother

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Earlier this month, we profiled the 30 best places in the world to be a mother — those countries where women are given the social, economic and educ...

Food Distribution in the Horn of Africa Goes High-tech

Cathy Herholdt | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Cathy Herholdt

As NGOs shift our response from disaster to development -- teaching pastoralists who lost their herds to farm and other forms of livelihood diversification -- there are still many hungry people to feed.

G8 Stakes High for African Farmers

Roger Thurow | Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact
Roger Thurow

The U.S. and the G8 would do well to join Leonida and her neighbors on their exodus from the misery of the hunger season to abundant food production. For if they succeed, so might we all.

Life and Death Side by Side in Mauritania Food Crisis

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
World Vision

Mauritania -- with 700,000 people battling food insecurity out of a population of 3.5 million -- faces a food crisis three times worse than the one which struck the West African nation two years ago.

G8 Summit: Putting Food on the Table Through Investing in Small Farmers

Andrea Riccardi | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Andrea Riccardi

Recognizing small farmers and their organizations as primary stakeholders in development means more than paying lip service to them in global meetings.

UN Calls For More Help In West Africa Hunger Crisis

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact

NIAMEY, Niger -- Top United Nations officials say 10 million people need help amid a food crisis in West Africa's Sahel region. U.N. Development an...

Superman, Batman, Other Superheroes Fight Famine In Africa

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

As the famine and drought in Africa continue to rage, DC Entertainment is turning to its strongest superheroes to help the 13 million people in need o...

Famine in East Africa: It's Not Over Yet

William F. Schulz | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
William F. Schulz

Reasonable as it may be to pause for a moment to celebrate progress, it is critically important to keep in mind that that perfect storm has far from abated and now threatens to sweep up two more countries in its tumultuous wake.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Donate $340K To Somali Aid Group | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact

By Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — The head of a Somali aid group says that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $340,000 to help it expa...

African Artists Call For Long-Term Famine Solutions

Dr. Sipho Moyo | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact
Dr. Sipho Moyo

For the first time in our lifetime, a wide range of African artists and global celebrities with a passion for Africa, have united in a call for action...

WATCH: 50 Cent's New Energy Drink To Feed 1 Billion Kids In Africa

Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact

Moved to action by a recent trip to famine-torn Africa, 50 cent has launched an energy drink whose profits will feed 1 billion kids in the region. ...

Sharing Loss in Marsabit: Praying for the Drought to Break

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

Just ten years ago, the landsape around Marsabit town was green, with fields of maize and beans, and mango trees all over the hillsides. Cool mists frequently clouded nearby Marsabit mountain. But all that has changed.

Food Republic Will Host Twitter Chat to Help East Africa

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Marcus Samuelsson

I look forward to engaging with my fellow chefs in this important discussion about what the food community can do to help the millions of Africans currently at risk from this famine, and I hope you do too.

Beyond Famine and War: The Africa That I Saw

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

In the past I have visited Ghana and Mali, and while both countries still have problems, there was hope in the air for Africa's future, and not just any old hope, but hope among Africans.

Somalia Famine: The Lives We Can Save

More | Posted 10.12.2011 | Women

As I sit at my desk at the White House – it’s hard to believe that just three days ago I was standing in the world’s largest refugee camp witnes...

We Are Still the World -- Mom Bloggers in Africa

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

A throng of celebs singing on stage about a problem far, far away won't cut it when most of us are concerned about the impact of high food prices on our own baskets.

Jesus, Stalin And Casey Anthony: Reflections On The Horn Of Africa Drought

Richard Stearns | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

We did not create the desperate conditions of drought and famine threatening the lives of 10 million people in Africa. But, as Christians, it is our responsibility to do something about it.