Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Near Record Food Prices Threaten to Cause More Hunger in Africa


By JasmineHughes
The Horn of Africa has seen better days.  Recently, we have been hearing reports of the prolonged droughts, particularly in struggling areas like Somalia, but also contributing to the dire situation are the near record high food prices.  According to the World Bank Group’s Food Price Watch released earlier this week, the prices of food are near the record high levels seen in 2008.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Walmart Seeks to Expand Into Africa

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by Kirsten West-Savali, Your Black World

Monday, August 15, 2011

Peace Corps Volunteer Molested Young Girls in a South African Orphanage

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By JasmineHughes, Your Black World 

Marita Rademeyer, a South African psychologist, said South African studies show only 1 in 9 reported cases of child abuse go to court, and the rare times when convictions are made, sentences rarely approach the 30 years that a peace corps volunteer now faces in the U.S.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meet Ahmed: A Face of Somalian Starvation

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By JasmineHughes

We’ve all seen the graphic pictures on the news and read the heart wrenching stories on the famine currently happening is Somalia. The situation doesn’t seem to be getting any better and for some the help may have come a bit too late.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

US To Give $100 Million to Somalia

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The Somalia famine crisis is considered to be one of the worst humanitarian crisis in decades.

According to U.S. reports, over 29,000 children 5 years of age or younger have died within the last three months. The United Nations stated that close to 700,000 Somali children are considered malnourished, which will probably add to the death toll of small children.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

American Moms Working with Mothers in Africa

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

For those mothers who love their little ones, the affection they shed on their children connects them to mothers across the world. That is what the ten American mothers — including African-American mom Karen Walrond — learned on their trip to Kenya. This group of mommy bloggers is a part of the ONE campaign. The mission of their trip was to be able to share with the moms in the U.S. what moms in Kenya face with challenges such as HIV, malaria, and famine.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Somalia Famine Claims The Lives Of Over 29,000 Children


Your Black World Reports

A reported 29,000 children under the age of 5 have died in the recent famine in Somalia, according to estimates by the U.S. government. The drought is the worst in Somalia in the last 60 years, and the United Nations estimates that there are over 640,000 small children who are acutely malnourished. They also predict that the number of dead children will continue to grow.

Nancy Lindborg, a U.S. government official who works with ailing countries, said that the 29,000 children that have died have all passed in the last 90 days. The United Nations has declared that there are three famine zones in Somalia, bringing the total up to give. Over 3.2 million out of 7.5 million people in Somalia are in dire need of assistance.

It has been difficult to get support to the people of Somalia because there are al-Qaida-linked militants controlling some of the areas in need of food. Al-Shabab is denying that there is a famine, and won't allow the World Food Program to enter into the areas it controls.

Tens of thousands of refugees have fled to nearby countries in search of food and water.