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Where are you going, Southern Sudan?

“We knew it would not be easy but we had hoped it would not be so difficult for us.

Long-term approach to end Horn of Africa food shortages urged

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a long-term approach by national authorities and the international donor community to tackle the root causes of recurring drought-related food shortages

UN: Horn of Africa food crisis remains dire

The United Nations agricultural agency today called for greater efforts bring the food crisis in the Horn of Africa under control, saying that famine conditions had spread to a sixth area in Somalia,

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 meeting in Rome discusses ways to tackle Horn of Africa...

A United Nations-convened meeting to discuss ways to boost food security in the drought-prone Horn of Africa got under way in Rome today, as humanitarian agencies step up their response to cholera and

UN: High food prices exacerbate crisis in Horn of Africa

The prices of grain and milk in the drought-hit Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have risen to record highs, exacerbating hardship for the estimated 12.4 million people in the region who are faci

UN declares famine in three more areas of Somalia

The United Nations today declared a famine in three more areas in drought-ravaged Somalia, bringing to five the number of regions in the Horn of Africa country where acute malnutrition and starvation

Kenya experiencing severe drought

As reported widely across the media, the horn of Africa is currently experiencing a drought, which has caused hardship to many people in the region.

UN steps up efforts to bring urgent relief to millions in...

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will start airlifts within days to get vital supplies into Somalia, which is bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Afr

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

Ban: Horn of Africa could become launch pad for global terrorism

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the international community to provide urgent military and other support to Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to stop “foreign fighters an

The Chandlers are home – time to end this menace from...

The Chandler couple, abducted by Somali ocean terrorists well over a year ago off their yacht in international waters, incidentally with a UK naval unit passively standing by and watching the capture,

UN secretary general lays out options in dealing with Somali pirates

(eTN) - An international tribunal set up by the Security Council under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter authorizing the use of force is among several options to prosecute pirates operating of

Eritrea subjected to UN sanctions

Eritrea got an unwelcome Christmas present from the UN Security Council, when in a 13-0-1 vote the council opted for sanctions until such time that the country "ceases arming, training, and equipping

A problem from hell – What is the naval coalition doing?

The most recent hijacking by Somali sea terrorists of a supertanker, carrying 300,000 tons of crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States, is yet another wake up call for the countries of the nav

Cruise itineraries canceled due to piracy fears

The first of possibly more cruises in the Indian Ocean and along the Eastern African countries has now been canceled and the vessel is due to be moved to the Caribbean instead of the Indian Ocean in 2

Somalia complains about “wildlife theft”

Information has filtered out of Somalia about allegations of “widespread wildlife theft” allegedly undertaken by military helicopters flying off warships engaged in anti- piracy operations around

Somali piracy and Islamic militancy reaches Australia

The recent arrests in Australia of several Somali-born Australian citizens once again demonstrate the global reach of this festering problem originating from the Horn of Africa.

R.O.A.R.: Thoughts on the UN mission to prevent piracy off the...

I have in the past expressed specific concerns on the situation along the Somali coastline and made specific recommendations to improve security of the sea-lanes in international waters.