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21-Dec-2021 to 10:49

$1.5b needed to help Somalia's most vulnerable -UN

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The United Nations and other humanitarian partners have announced that about $1.5 billion is needed to help 5.5 million of the most vulnerable people in drought-hit Somalia.

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18-Dec-2021 to 18:38

Somali PM in Baidoa to assess drought situation

APA-Baidoa (Somalia) — Somalia's Prime Minister is in Baidoa, the capital of the country's southwest to assess the drought situation in the region, a statement from his office said on Saturday.

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17-Dec-2021 to 14:09

Rebel forces rape 147 women, 17 children- Report

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Preliminary studies have revealed that forces of rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that are fighting against the government in northern Ethiopia raped 147 women and 17 children.

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16-Dec-2021 to 23:22

Cameroon gets over $38m from AfDB for rainwater management, sanitation

APA-Yaoundé (Cameroon) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) funding is intended for rainwater management and sanitation in Yaoundé, the country’s capital.

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16-Dec-2021 to 21:06

Ethiopia jails 14 journalists since last month- CPJ

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Thursday said Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all journalists held in custody for their work and should refrain from using the country’s state of emergency law to imprison members of the press.

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14-Dec-2021 to 23:27

Hunger gaining ground in Africa, report warns

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Over 281 million people in Africa have been driven into hunger by a combination of conflict, climate change and economic slowdowns including those triggered by Covid-19, a new, interactive digital report says.

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09-Dec-2021 to 10:10

1.2m Malians face acute famine

APA-Bamako (Mali) — The number of Malians facing hunger has increased nearly threefold in one year, warns a coalition of 22 humanitarian organisations working in the country.

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