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23 Jul 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By ISAAC KHISA The EastAfrican

The Association for Strengthening Research in Agriculture in Eastern and Central Africa (Asareca) has created an online portal through which scientists in member countries will share research on agriculture.

The $1.2 million project dubbed Regional Agricultural Information and Learning System is funded by the African Development Bank through the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa, that works with national agricultural research institutions and other stakeholders at country level.

04 Jul 2011 description
report EastAfrican

Tanzania is staring at a food crisis in the coming months as it emerges that tonnes of food are being smuggled out to drought-stricken countries in the region despite falling harvests.

Police estimate that more than 400 tonnes of maize are being trucked out of the country every day through Kilimanjaro region to Kenya, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.

27 Jun 2010 description

27 Jun 2010 14:54:22 GMT

* Group of five will not renege on deal

* Sudan says "freezing" cooperation

* New meeting called to tackle impasse

By Barry Malone

ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Reuters) - Five East African countries said on Sunday that they would not go back on a deal they signed to share River Nile waters that has drawn fierce criticism from Egypt and Sudan.

After more than a decade of talks driven by anger over the perceived injustice of a previous Nile water treaty signed in 1929, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya signed a deal last month without …

04 Nov 2009 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Nov 04, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Egypt and Uganda are in new talks about the use of the River Nile water after previous negotiations with riparian countries failed to reach a compromise, a top Egyptian government official on a visit here said on Wednesday.

Mona Omar, the assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs, told reporters that a delegation of Egyptian experts were sent to Uganda about a week ago with new proposals for a compromise clause into the proposed Nile Water Basin Cooperative Framework agreement.

She did not however reveal what the …

07 Sep 2009 description
report EastAfrican


Countries from the Great Lakes region and Horn of Africa are to harmonise their laws to fight the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.

"In order to address the problem effectively, we have resolved to harmonise our laws so that we can rein in the culprits.

02 Jun 2009 description

By Jasmin Melvin

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - Climate change could cost the African continent more farmland than the United States uses to plant its eight major field crops combined, according to a study published in the June issue of Environmental Science and Policy.

Farming on up to 1 million square kilometers (247 million acres) of land in Africa could subside by 2050 as climate change makes areas too hot and dry for growing crops, the study said.

The latest U.S. Agriculture Department data puts plantings of the eight major U.S.

07 Mar 2006 description

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Hunger and starvation among African children could be eliminated for $5 billion, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

20 Jun 2005 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Jun 20, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Ugandan First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness Moses Ali Monday said Uganda is hosting over 240,000 refugees, most of whom are from Sudan.

In an statement to mark this year's International Refugee Day which falls on Monday, Ali said other refugees are from Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, Ethiopia and Burundi.

24 Jan 2001 description

Blantyre, Malawi - Le président du Malawi, Bakili Muluzi, a assisté mardi aux funérailles du président congolais assassiné, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, au milieu des craintes d'un nouvel afflux de réfugiés congolais au Malawi.

14 Jul 2000 description

Nairobi (dpa) - Relief to millions of people in the Horn of Africa must continue even though fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia has subsided, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Carolyn McAskie, said Friday in Nairobi.

22 Jun 2000 description

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (PANA) - Over one million people in Tanzania are experiencing an acute food shortage as a result of drought, with the World Food Programme saying it has no relief aid set aside for them.

14 Jun 2000 description

Mildred Mulenga
PANA Correspondent

05 Apr 2000 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. April 5 2000

Nearly 16 million people face starvation in the Horn of Africa after repeated crop failures, but ongoing conflicts in the region make food distribution difficult.

By CHRIS MCGREAL in Johannesburg

Europe is preparing to spearhead large aid deliveries to the Horn of Africa in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the famine that claimed close to a million lives in Ethiopia 15 years ago.

31 Dec 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. December 31 1999

28 May 1999 description
report Africanews

May 28, 1999

12 Mar 1999 description
report Africa News Service

Nairobi - Ever since President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda referred to child soldiers as 'cannon fodder' upon his ascendancy to power, the conscription of children into the Army has become a controversial issue in the region.