Tag Archives: Food security

21 February 18

Burundi: Third of country needs humanitarian aid, says UN

A third of Burundi’s population will need humanitarian assistance in 2018, the UN said on Tuesday.

09 November 17

UN: South Sudan government using food as a weapon of war

South Sudan’s government is using food as a weapon of war against civilians, according to a United Nations sanction monitors report, seen by Reuters last week.

20 June 17

Kenya: Farmers expect maize shortage to continue

Farmers in Kenya say they’re pessimistic about the country’s maize shortage ending anytime soon, two months ahead of the next harvest.

25 March 17

Uganda invaded by crop-killing armyworm caterpillars

Uganda has confirmed a plague of fall armyworm caterpillars has infested 20 districts, putting a million tonnes of maize at risk if the infestation isn’t controlled urgently.

13 March 17

German NGO warns of famine risk in Ethiopia

The executive director of German NGO, Menschen für Menschen (People for People), warns that Ethiopia risks enduring another famine in the near future.

30 January 17

Rwanda failing to produce quality meat as prices rise, bird flu spreads

Rwanda is facing a meat shortage as prices in the country continue to rise and a bird flu outbreak spreads across Africa.

19 January 17

Tanzania: We have plenty of food, ministers tell public

Tanzania’s prime minister and minister of agriculture both reassured the public this week that the country has plenty of food, amid doubt concerns in the East African nation.

18 May 16

South Sudan: Famine Looms As Violence Continues

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned more than 5 million people – almost half the population – in South Sudan could face acute hunger over the next few months.

04 May 16

Tanzania: Over 60 Percent of Land Turning Into Desert

Tanzania’s Minister for Environment January Makamba has warned that 61 percent of the country’s land is on the verge of turning into desert.

20 February 16

Ethiopia: Food Security Could Lie in Animal Bones

The key to achieving food security in Ethiopia could lie in animal bones, according to a science journalist.


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