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    18-Jan-2018 to 10:02

    Somalia seeks $1.6b to avert famine

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Humanitarian actors are seeking for $1.6 billion to protect the lives of 5.4 million Somalis facing starvation.

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    11-Jan-2018 to 14:11

    Refugee food rations in Rwanda reduced, amidst funding shortfalls

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) appealed on Thursday to donors to contribute funds, so that a 25 percent reduction from January onwards, in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda, can be reversed as soon as possible.

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    10-Jan-2018 to 10:45

    Ivorian Army helicopter crashes into Comoé River, Alépé

    APA-Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) — A helicopter with three French soldiers from the 43rd Marine Infantry Battalion (BIMA) on board crashed on Tuesday evening in the Comoé River in the Alépé department of Abidjan, the Ivorian press has reported.

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    09-Jan-2018 to 13:30

    Malawi needs US$26.7M to address food insecurity.

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi needs US$26.7million in order to address food insecurity in the population during the 2017-2018 lean season.

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    08-Jan-2018 to 14:38

    Uganda sees reduction in South Sudan refugee arrivals

    APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Latest statistics from refugee relief agencies are indicating a decrease in the number of South Sudan refugees arriving in Uganda on a daily basis.

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    07-Jan-2018 to 16:08

    G/Bissau declares two-day national mourning after deadly car crash

    APA-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) — Guinea-Bissau will observe a two-day national mourning from Sunday at midnight, following the traffic accident that occurred on Friday night in Bissauzinho (23 km from Bissau), in which 18 people died, according to a decree made public at the end of an extraordinary cabinet meeting.

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    07-Jan-2018 to 08:34

    S/Africa: Train crash 'painful start to New Year', says Zuma

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — With the train-truck collision death toll rising to 19, South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday extended his deepest condolences to families of those who died during the horrific accident three days ago.

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