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Analysts watch food situation in West Africa

Voice of America: As famine continues to ravage the Horn of Africa, aid agencies and government officials remain on alert in West Africa as well, where drought, chronic malnutrition and poverty have led to devastating and recurrent food shortages endangering millions of people in recent years. African finance ministers and central bank governors kicked off last week’s annual African Caucus meeting in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, with a warning. The finance minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Matata… Continue reading

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Africa drought endangers 500,000 children: U.N

Reuters: The lives of half a million children in the Horn of Africa are at risk, international aid agencies said on Friday, as the worst drought in decades forces thousands of people to flee their homes each day. Continue reading

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Aid scant in Somalia’s "worst drought in 20 years"

AlertNet: A Somali refugee carries water at the Dagahaley camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, April 3, 2011. Hunger in Somalia is likely to worsen as “one of the worst droughts in recent memory’ intensifies and humanitarian funding is scant, aid agencies said on Friday Continue reading

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