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Over 200 cases of typhoid in Harare

(eTN) - According to reports, there have been 207 cases of typhoid in Zimbabwe's capital of Harare. No deaths have been reported.

Seychelles aids in relief efforts in Horn of Africa

Following the ongoing drought and humanitarian crisis being faced in the Horn of Africa region, the Seychelles government has joined forces with civil society to show solidarity and raise money for th

UN declares famine in two regions of Somalia

The United Nations today declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia owing to the worst drought in decades, and appealed for urgent resources to assist millions of people in desperate need of

UNICEF: Survival of millions of children in Horn of Africa at...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that two million children are malnourished as a result of the drought in the Horn of Africa, and half a million could soon die or suffer long

Not another drought please

(eTN) - When in late December 2009 a long and harsh drought finally broke in Kenya, the Masai’s traditional way of life had been shattered along with their herds of cattle and goats, which were deci

Destination news: Climate change becoming real in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Recently-published studies revealed that over the past 50 years, the Eastern African region has experienced an average increase in temperatures by 1 degree Celsius, and suggestions were

Rains continue to pound eastern Africa

Only two months after a long and devastating drought broke, which had parts of East Africa in an iron grip for several years, torrential rains are once again causing yet more problems for rural popula

Kenya Wildlife Service comments on drought impact

Earlier in the week during a press conference, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) gave details on their efforts to save high-tourism-value wildlife during the height of the drought last year, which deva

Flamingos affected by drought at Lake Nakuru

Reports came in over the holiday period from Ugandan visitors to Lake Nakuru National Park, who claimed that the number of flamingos, numbering in millions in the heydays of the park, were sharply red

Hotel operators at Lake Babati concerned over drought

Hotel operators and local guides in Tanzania have voiced their concern over the migration of the hippos previously resident in Lake Babati.

Tanzania forest evictions support environmental goals

Several thousand squatters and illegal settlers were evicted last week from several forests in Tanzania, including their livestock, in order to protect forests and water catchment areas crucial to mai

Rhinos being relocated due to drought

The Kenya Wildlife Service has recently begun to relocate initially 10 southern white rhinos from the Lake Nakuru National Park to the Nairobi National Park, after drought conditions in Nakuru worsene

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Equatorial ice caps keep shrinking

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The glaciers on the equatorial mountains of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt.

1 million drought victims in Syria prompt $20 million UN appeal

The United Nations last week launched an appeal for $20 million to help up to 1 millions Syrians, predominantly herders and subsistence farmers, hit by the country’s worst drought in four decades.