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Official: South Korea gives largest food, aid donation to North Korea since 2008

South Korea says it has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to the U.N. aid programme in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday, amid warnings that millions of dollars more is needed to make up for food shortages.
Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique after Comoros

First death as Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique

A powerful cyclone smashed into northern Mozambique, leaving one person dead on Friday, barely a month after a super-storm slammed into the country's centre, devastating the area and leaving hundreds dead.
A fallen tree is pictured on April 25, 2019 in Moroni after tropical storm Kenneth hit Comoros before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique. – Cyclone Kenneth passed the Indian Ocean archipelago nation Comoros today but its effects, including high winds and heavy rains, were still being felt, the country’s Meteorological Office wrote on Facebook. (Photo by Ibrahim YOUSSOUF / AFP)

Mozambique braces for cyclone Kenneth

Mozambique was bracing for a powerful cyclone to make landfall on Thursday, just one month after another cyclone devastated the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe leaving more than 1,000 dead.
A man removes a stone as mud fills the interior of a household in Chiminimani on March 19, 2019, after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. PHOTO - ZINYANGE AUNTONY - AFP

Death toll from Mozambique, Zimbabwe floods exceeds 300

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 on Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.
This image made available by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday March 18, 2019, shows an aerial view from a helicopter of flooding in Beira, Mozambique. The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai. (Caroline Haga/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) via AP)

UN says 1.7 million people in path of cyclone in Mozambique

A storm ravaging southern Africa is possibly the worst weather-related disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere, with 1.7 million people in the path of the cyclone in Mozambique, UN officials said on Tuesday.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: Many Nigerian youths are morally lost

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, a popular Nigerian actress and activist, says a lot of Nigerian youths are morally and physiologically lost.
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UN airlifts 58,000 passengers from Nigeria in 2018

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) on Monday disclosed that it transported over 58,000 passengers by both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft between January and November 2018 in support of humanitarian efforts in Nigeria.
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UN humanitarian aircraft needs $7 million to sustain its operations

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) said it needed 7million dollar to sustain its operations through June 2019.
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UN: More than 52 000 displaced by ‘horrific violence’ in Niger

More than 52 000 people have been displaced by violence since January in western Niger, an unstable area hit by jihadist incursions near the poor west African country's border with Mali, the UN refugee agency said.

NEMA counters House of Reps’ claims on alleged fraud

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has countered the claims of violation of public trust against it by the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness.
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NEMA: House of Reps panel economical with the truth

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has countered the claims of violation of public trust against it by the house Of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness.

UN: 35,000 refugees will soon run out of food in Malawi

More than 35,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi will run out of food in less than two months, the UN warned on Friday.

South Sudan rebels open humanitarian corridor in border town

South Sudan’s main rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in Opposition (SPLA-IO), has for the first time since outbreak of renewed violence in 2016 allowed humanitarian access to Pibor in the country.

NEMA expresses shock over House of Reps’ indictment

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed shock over allegations of violation of public trust made against it by the House of Representatives committee on Emergency and Preparedness Response.

NEMA clarifies alleged House of Reps indictment

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed shock over the findings and conclusions presented by the House of Representatives committee on Emergency and Preparedness Response.

AfDB gives South Sudan $43.5 million to fight hunger

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday provided a grant of 43.5 million dollars to South Sudan to help in the fight against hunger.

EU, FAO contribute $70 million to strengthen global partnership against hunger

The European Commission (EU) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have contributed 70 million dollars to scale up efforts to boost resilience to food crises and strengthen global partnership against hunger.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

UN flag at half-mast for Kofi Annan

The flag at UN headquarters in New York is flying at half-mast on Saturday as the intergovernmental organisation marks the death of its former Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.

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Juan Mata signs new Manchester United deal until 2021

Manchester United have confirmed that attacking midfielder Juan Mata has signed a new deal with the club that sees him tied to Old Trafford until 2021 with the option to extend for an additional year.

Philippe Coutinho: I’m not sure I will remain in Barcelona

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has revealed that his future at the club remains uncertain.
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Adidas loses EU court battle over ‘three stripes’ design

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