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Starvation Kills Over 100 in Somalia as Famine Looms

Drought kills 110 people in just 48 hours as Somalia slips into famine

It is the first death-toll announcement the country has offered as it braces for the famine almost certainly to come.

DEUTSCHE WELLE (DW),

Somalia’s prime minister announced Saturday that 110 people have died of hunger in the past 48 hours as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country.

The death toll announcement comes just four days after Somalia’s government declared the drought a national disaster – threatening the Horn of Africa nation with full-blown famine. The United Nations estimates that 5 million people across the country are in need of aid.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire’s comments came during a meeting with the Somali National Drought Committee. The death toll he announced is all from the Bay region in the southwest part of the country. Continue reading Starvation Kills Over 100 in Somalia as Famine Looms

Ethiopia Absent from DLCO-EA Meeting In Eritrea

The 58th Regular Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Desert Locust Control Organization for East Africa (DLCO-EA) – Asmara, Eritrea

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Ethiopia, despite its public rhetoric to show off its willingness to travel as far as Asmara to meet Eritrean officials today failed even to send a delegate to an important East African ministerial meeting that was convened in the Eritrean capital Asmara this week. Continue reading Ethiopia Absent from DLCO-EA Meeting In Eritrea