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Africa Hunger

UN Hopes To Raise $2 Billion To Fight Hunger In Sahel

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact

The UN launched a bid Monday to raise $2.0 billion (1.48 billion euros) from international donors in 2014 to help more than 20 million people threaten...

16 million In Africa's Sahel At Risk Of Hunger Due To Conflicts, Rapid Population Growth

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact

By Misha Hussain DAKAR, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around 16 million people are at risk of hunger across Africa's Sahel bel...

UN: Hunger In Africa Can Be Eradicated By 2025

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eradicating hunger in Africa by 2025 is achievable — if Africa's leaders champion it and promote improved crop production an...

Obama: U.S. Has 'Moral Imperative' To Feed Africa

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

* Obama: US wants to cooperate with Africa on food security * President departs Senegal for South Africa * White House d...

Age-Old Farming Practice Can Combat Hunger In Africa

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

By Carl Wahl, TakePart Matumbo Yembe, 44, like so many Zambians, lives off the radar. Her right leg withered and weak, Matumbo was crippled as ...

How to Triple Food Production in Africa

Pedro A. Sanchez | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Pedro A. Sanchez

Food production is beginning to increase in Africa. The specter of massive hunger by a world population of 10 billion in 2050 is not as large as it once was.

Batman, Green Lantern Vehicles Fight Hunger

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact

DETROIT — Two super hero-themed vehicles at the auto show in Detroit are there for more than just their flashy looks. The Batman-decorated Kia ...

The Faces Of Mali's Worst Human Rights Crisis In 50 Years

Jane Labous | Posted 08.23.2012 | Impact
Jane Labous

Extreme violence in Mali has driven thousands of residents across their borders to neighbouring countries Burkina Faso and Niger. The children's right...

Helping Africa's Sahel Region Before Crisis Hits: What You Can Do

Jessica Prois | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Jessica Prois

To call attention to the developing crisis in the Sahel we're asking our readers to road-test a new social-network platform called Thunderclap, which allows people to send one uniform message, either by tweet or via a post to other social networks, like Facebook.

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Nothing New About Ignoring Africa's Farmers

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Eric Holt Gimenez

Neither governments nor global corporations bothered to consult with those who have the biggest stake in rebuilding agriculture in Africa: the farmers.

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.

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.

One Million Children At Risk Of Starvation

Posted 04.05.2012 | World

1 million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region, a 1000-kilometer belt between the Sahara and the Sudanian Savannas, ...

50 Cent: Feeding Hungry Kids In Africa 'Enlightened Me'

AP | By STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- When 50 Cent announced that part of the proceeds from his new energy drink would be used to help fight hunger in Africa, some questioned...

FWD the Facts About Famine, War and Drought in the Horn of Africa

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Dr. Rajiv Shah

FWD stands for the three major crises that have led to this perfect storm of devastation in the Horn of Africa. It also stands for our call to action -- that people get engaged and forward this information on.

Africa's Toughest Challenge Is About to Enter Overtime

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Huge sums of money have been spent getting South Africa ready for the World Cup. If only the rich world saw the investment potential to bring the disadvantaged out of extreme poverty and hunger.