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Horn of Africa

Stories under this heading cover the Horn of Africa.

UNICEF: 20 million children suffering in the Horn of Africa as drought intensifies

According to UNICEF, the number of children suffering dire drought conditions across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has more than doubled in the past five months. Currently, an estimated 20.2 million children are facing the threat of severe hunger, thirst and disease, which is a stark increase from the 10 million reported in July. Climate change, conflict, global inflation and grain shortages have all contributed to the devastating conditions in the Horn of Africa.

Maximiliaan va… Tue, 12/27/2022 - 11:02 Biden hosts Africa at the White House
US president Joe Biden hosted the leaders of 49 African nations in Washington DC 13-15 December sending a strong signal of US determination to increase its engagement with the African continent A read-out from the US State Department said that "the 3-day summit continued efforts to  strenghten ties with African partners based on principles of mutual respect and shared interests and values. It also served as an opportunity to listen to and collaborate with African counterparts on key areas the United States and Africa define as critical for the future of the continent and our global community. "   Delegations from all 49 invited African countries and the African Union, alongside members of civil society and the private sector attended the summit. The President, Vice President, and members of the US government engaged extensively with leaders throughout the Summit. The summit has received a lot of attention across the world, as many see it as an expression of US will to challenge the creeping influence of China and Russia on the African continent.
dennis2020 Fri, 12/16/2022 - 06:50

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UNICEF: 20 million children suffering in the Horn of Africa as drought intensifies

According to UNICEF, the number of children suffering dire drought conditions across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has more than doubled in the past five months. Currently, an estimated 20.2 million children are facing the threat of severe hunger, thirst and disease, which is a stark increase from the 10 million reported in July. Climate change, conflict, global inflation and grain shortages have all contributed to the devastating conditions in the Horn of Africa.

Maximiliaan va… Tue, 12/27/2022 - 11:02
Biden hosts Africa at the White House
US president Joe Biden hosted the leaders of 49 African nations in Washington DC 13-15 December sending a strong signal of US determination to increase its engagement with the African continent A read-out from the US State Department said that "the 3-day summit continued efforts to  strenghten ties with African partners based on principles of mutual respect and shared interests and values. It also served as an opportunity to listen to and collaborate with African counterparts on key areas the United States and Africa define as critical for the future of the continent and our global community. "   Delegations from all 49 invited African countries and the African Union, alongside members of civil society and the private sector attended the summit. The President, Vice President, and members of the US government engaged extensively with leaders throughout the Summit. The summit has received a lot of attention across the world, as many see it as an expression of US will to challenge the creeping influence of China and Russia on the African continent.
dennis2020 Fri, 12/16/2022 - 06:50
‘No timeline’ for restoring internet to Tigray: Ethiopia minister

The Associated Press reported that a senior Ethiopian government official claimed that there is no timeline for restoring internet access to the Tigray Region, despite claims from the government in November that it would restore basic services.

patrickn97 Thu, 12/01/2022 - 07:28
Hotline established between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray forces

The African Union’s chief mediator Olusegun Obasanjo said on Monday (7 November) that the Ethiopian government and the Tigray rebel forces have established a telephone hotline following a truce struck last week.

This comes after the two parties agreed on 2 November to end any hostilities and call a ceasefire to a war that has already killed thousands and displaced millions.

patrickn97 Tue, 11/08/2022 - 12:11
Terrorist attacks ravage the Somali capital killing at least 100 civilians

Huge terrorist attacks have hit Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, killing at least 100 civilians and wounding 300. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said on Sunday (30 October) that among the victims of the twin bombings that took place the day before at a busy intersection in the Somali capital Mogadishu were women, children, and the elderly.

patrickn97 Mon, 10/31/2022 - 10:34
Ethiopian government to begin seizing airports in rebel-held regions

The Ethiopian government stated on Monday (17 October) that they will begin seizing airports and other key institutions in the north of the region that is currently under the control of Tigray rebel forces. Although the government is firm in these objectives, it stated that it was committed to a peaceful resolution of the conflict through African Union-led peace talks.

patrickn97 Tue, 10/18/2022 - 12:03
Top al-Shabab leader Abdullahi Nadir killed in airstrike in Somalia

The Somali government announced on Monday (3 October) that a joint drone airstrike has killed Abdullahi Nadir, a top al-Shabab militant in southern Somalia, near the coastal town of Haramka. Since 2012, Nadir had been one of the seven leaders on whom the United States had placed a bounty of $3m for his capture.  

patrickn97 Tue, 10/04/2022 - 11:50