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COVID-19 is a huge threat to food security and a large proportion of the population could experience food insecurity as a result of the pandemic, said Mondli Gungubele, chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development.

South African lawmakers concerned over food insecurity caused by coronavirus

South African lawmakers on Friday voiced concern over food insecurity threatening 8 million people in the country as a result of COVID-19.
There is no other way to get food to this starving hamlet in South Sudan. There are no roads, and the snaking Nile is miles away.

Peace guarantees no meal in starving South Sudan

The villagers hear the distant roar of jet engines before a cargo plane makes a deafening pass over Mogok, dropping sacks of grain from its hold to the marooned dust bowl below.

Heavy rain kills dozens in Madagascar

At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of torrential rain in the north-west of the island, the government said on Friday.

Lagos government urges manufacturers to package products with recyclable materials

The Lagos State government has urged manufacturers and producers of consumable goods to package their products with biodegradable or recyclable materials to save drainages from blockage and flooding.

UN renews South Sudan arms embargo

The U.N. Security Council renewed sanctions on South Sudan Thursday for another year, including an arms embargo. But none of the council’s three African members supported the measure.
Alaa Salah

Symbol of Sudan protest movement pushes for further change

Sudanese student Alaa Salah emerged as a singing symbol of the protest movement that toppled leader Omar al-Bashir, and now insists she will keep demonstrating until civilian rule is secured.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a pro-government demonstration in Caracas on March 23, 2019. – It is two months since Juan Guaido has asserted he is Venezuela’s interim president. Domestically, he has been unable to shake President Nicolas Maduro from power. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP)

Venezuela’s Maduro announces ban on rival holding public office

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, bolstered by a Russian military deployment infuriating the US, on Thursday announced a ban on Washington-backed self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido holding public office.
Ibrahim Thiaw

UN: 33 million people are food insecure in the Sahel

No fewer than 33 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission have said.

Olu Falae urges politicians to shun money politics

National Chairman of Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, has called on Nigerian politicians to give priority to welfare of the masses and stop the disgraceful spread of political monetisation in our country.

Olu Falae cautions politicians against money politics

National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, has called on Nigerian politicians to give priority to welfare of the masses and stop the disgraceful spread of political monetisation in our country.

Boko Haram: US to assist Nigeria with $102 million

The U.S. Government has announced 102 million dollars (about 3.7 billion naira) in additional humanitarian assistance for Nigeria to address the sufferings of people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

IITA reiterates commitment to nourish African agriculture

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, has reiterated its commitment to conducting researches that will nourish African agriculture.

EU: Congo humanitarian crisis worsening

Multiple crises are spiralling out of control in Congo – in the central Kasai region and in the eastern Kivu and Ituri provinces – aggravated by President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down at the end of his elected mandate in 2016.

Illicit financial activities against Africa exceeds aid – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has decried the implications of illicit activities against Africa, saying it is more than the international aid flow into the continent.

AU, UN sign agreements on development

The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) have signed framework agreements for the Implementation the agenda for sustainable development.

UN seeks $1.6 billion to protect 5.4 million Somalis from drought

The UN office in Somalia has launched the 2018 humanitarian response plan, which called for 1.6 billion dollars to protect the lives of 5.4 million people.

South Sudan needs $1.7 billion humanitarian aid in 2018

South Sudan needs 1.7 billion dollars in aid in 2018 to help six million people, half of its population, cope with the effects of war, hunger and economic decline, the government and the United Nations announced on Wednesday.

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Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

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Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

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Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
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Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
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Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

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