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UN: Nigeria among 15 global hunger hotspots

Nigeria is one of the global hotspots where conflict, political instability, and climate disasters are threatening the food security of millions of people, according to a new report by the United Nations World Food Programme.

UN: Zimbabwe faces worst hunger crisis in ten years

World Food Programme, the food-assistance branch of the United Nations, has said that Zimbabwe is facing the worst hunger crisis in 10 years.
It's a meagre sum -- just $9 per month -- but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope.

Aid agencies throw lifeline to hungry Zimbabweans

It's a meagre sum -- just $9 per month -- but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope.
Turkish jets take off as smoke rises in Syria

US insists ‘we’re not abandoning Kurds’ as Turkey ‘will not step back’

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said Washington is not abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive.
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UN chief appoints Aliko Dangote, Akinwumi Adesina, 25 others to fight global malnutrition

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and 25 other persons as global leaders, who would champion the...
Riot police forcibly apprehend people during protests in Harare on Friday. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi-AP

Zimbabwe police break up protests after court ban

Riot police in Zimbabwe fired teargas and beat demonstrators on Friday during a crackdown on opposition supporters who have taken to Harare's streets despite a protest ban.
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had vowed to launch protests marches on Friday against the worsening economy, despite government threats to stop them.

Zimbabwe opposition calls off mass protests after court ban

Opposition mass protests against deepening economic problems in Zimbabwe were called off on Friday after a court upheld an 11th hour ban imposed by the police.

UN: More than 2 million Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation

More than two million Zimbabweans are on the cusp of "starvation", the United Nations food agency has said, launching a $331.5m aid appeal to help the southern African country recover from a devastating drought.

UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis

The UN food agency on Tuesday launched a $331-million appeal for aid donations to feed millions of people in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, which is reeling from a drought and the high cost of food.
Wife of Borno Governor, Hajiya Falmata Zulum, distributes nutrition supplements to nursing mothers during the 2019 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) in Maiduguri.

Breastfeeding: Borno agency plans baby-friendly spaces in workspaces

The Borno Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA) has announced plans to establish baby-friendly spaces in work places to enable lactating mothers to breastfeed their babies.
Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has urged the Federal Government to take the protection of human rights at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps seriously, especially as it concerns women.

Thousands displaced by Boko Haram in Nigeria protest over food

Thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence poured into the streets of the Nigerian city Maiduguri on Thursday to vent their anger over food and medicine shortages in their camp.

UN slams Sudan protesters for attacks on Darfur premises

UN peacekeepers said Friday that a group of protesters looted and destroyed several properties of the World Food Programme and aid agency World Vision in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur this week.

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.
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.

Report: 113 million people suffered acute hunger in 2018

No fewer than 113 million people were affected in 2018 by very serious food shortages, including famine, a report by the European Union and two United Nations agencies said on Tuesday.

Malnutrition: INP+ close-out project in Borno, Yobe

The Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to Humanitarian Crisis, including Multisectorial Pilot (INP+) in Borno and Yobe, has officially closed out its programme after three years.

Japan partners with WFP to build resilience of conflict-affected Nigerians

The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Government of Japan that will provide life-changing support to people and communities affected by insecurity in northeastern Nigeria.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.

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Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

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EFCC arraigns Senator Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani.
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Tanguy Ndombele laughs off reports of rift with Jose Mourinho

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Nigerian Airforce destroys ISWAPs’ staging area at Gashigar in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno, and neutralised several of the insurgents.
The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.

Nipsey Hussle wins two posthumous Grammys

The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.