How Foreign Aid Hurts Famine Relief in Somalia

By Ibrahim B. Anoba The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned that Somalia is at risk of experiencing their third famine within 25 years. In 2011 famine killed over 260,000 people, but once again the country is facing a humanitarian crisis. Half of all Somalis are in need of urgent assistance. In response, the United Nations …

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Famine creeps up on Africa with little media attention

John R Campbell, SOAS, University of London Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish a credible domestic and foreign policy agenda. Before that, the inability of the European Union …

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Ending Africa’s chronic hunger cycle

By Esther Ngumbi For Africa to end chronic hunger, governments must invest in sustainable water supplies, writes Esther Ngumbi. The fields are bare under the scorching sun and temperatures rise with every passing week. Any crops the extreme temperatures haven’t destroyed, the insect pests have, and for many farmers, there is nothing they can do. …

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Interview with Africa subcommittee member Tom Garrett

U.S. Representative Tom Garrett was elected last November from the Fifth Congressional District of Virginia, and the freshman was assigned seats on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. Garrett, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Balkans in the 1990s, has a …

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Fighting Famine Is About Freedom, Not Just Food

by Mark J. Perry Are famines just things of the past? In the ancient world, a bad harvest threatened lives. The agricultural output of the world has dramatically increased in the last couple hundred years, and today, the Earth supports billions of healthy people thanks to advances in farm technology and global trade. Where individuals …

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