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Chronic malnutrition puts almost half a billion children at risk

Westport - Chronic malnutrition, a deadly and widespread crisis largely overlooked in the face of food scarcity, currently impacts one in four children across the globe and places almost half a billion children at risk of permanent damage within the next 15 years.

Brawl in Somalia's parliament leaves MPs hospitalized

Three parliamentarians were sent to hospital after verbal disputes concerning the election of a new speaker turned physical for members of Somalia’s parliament.

Al-Shabaab suicide truck bombing in Mogadishu claims 70 lives

Mogadishu - A suicide truck bombing at the Ministry of Education in Mogadishu claims at least 70 lives. Many of the victims are students who were to receive scholarships from the Turkish government. Al-Shabbab militants have claimed responsibility for the attack.

United States and NATO quietly extend African military attacks

With US and European economies threatened among short and medium term sustainability questions, it may seem surprising that the military institutions in the US, France, and England are actively and quietly expanding operations in Africa.

Scarlett Johansson tours Horn of Africa to see drought impact

American actress Scarlett Johansson spent time this week in the Horn of Africa in her role as Oxfam Ambassador to see first hand the impact of the East African drought.

Eritrea's secret malnutrition crisis

There is reportedly growing evidence that Eritrea, like other countries in the horn of Africa, is suffering famine despite government's claims that the population has the food it needs.

Op-Ed: Why Africa is a basketcase

Writing in 'The Irish Times', ex-patriat Brendan Clerkin argues that aid to Africa has done more harm than good. Is he right?

Heavy rains further hamper Somalia's famine crisis

Thousands of displaced Somalis fleeing drought and famine are now dealing with heavy rain and flooding which have left their make shift tents demolished.

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