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Angola floods kill 11, cause widespread destruction

Eleven people have died and several more are missing after torrential rain hit northern parts of Angola between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday. In addition to the deaths, about 700 homes were destroyed and more than 5,000 properties flooded. The country’s capital, Luanda, has been badly affected after a month’s worth...

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Antonio Guterres: Salva Kiir is ignoring famine

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan’s government of ignoring the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine , 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting . Guterres’ rebuke was delivered to the country’s president, Salva Kiir , on Thursday, mentioning “a refusal by...

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Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis

The United Nations has warned that Uganda is at a “breaking point” as almost 3,000 refugees pour into the country every day from South Sudan, fleeing violence and famine in the world’s youngest country. Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, appealed to the international community on Thursday for...

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Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: Help the Somali people

Somalia’s president said on Thursday almost half his country’s people are facing acute food shortages and about 15 percent are facing famine. He urged the world to help. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN Security Council by video link from Mogadishu that Somalis are proud and resilient and would be...

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Investment in Africa: There's room for everyone

China is not “moving relentlessly across Africa”. Despite what Peter Navarro, head of US President Donald Trump‘s National Trade Council has written, that China is “locking down strategic natural resources, locking up emerging markets and locking out the United States”, experience on the ground tells a different story. China is...

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Doctors in Liberia test new Ebola vaccine

It has been three years since the United Nations declared an Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa. Yet doctors still do not know how the virus was passed from animals to humans. More than 10,000 people died from the disease across the region. Doctors in Liberia are now testing...

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