SABC News - Horn of Africa


Report sees DRC leads in conflict related displacement

Tuesday 23 May 2017 09:00

There were over 31 million new cases of internal displacement caused by conflict and the DRC ranks as the top country for displacement caused by conflict.


The last El Nino was in 2015-2016.
El Nino likely to return this year - WMO

Friday 28 April 2017 15:17

El Nino weather conditions associated with droughts and flooding have a 50-60% probability of returning this year.


Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia’s Puntland region

Sunday 23 April 2017 16:13

A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, killing at least six soldiers and injuring another eight, a military official told Reuters.


US continues working with Aid Donors to avert famine in Africa

Friday 31 March 2017 06:44

The US will continue working with international partners to provide humanitarian aid to help populations at risk from famine in Africa.


A squadron of UAE Mirage fighter planes such as this one at the Dubai Airshow are stationed in Eritrea for Yemeni operations.
Money from the Middle East fuelling tensions in the Horn of Africa

Friday 10 February 2017 07:00

Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together.


Horn of Africa countries face hunger as livelihoods weaken

Wednesday 21 December 2016 07:38

In the wake of the multiple droughts that hit the Horn of Africa over the past year, countries in the region will face a rise in hunger and further decline of local livelihoods in the coming months


An internally displaced woman walks through a camp on the outskirts of the town of Qol Ujeed, on the border with Ethiopia.
Ethiopian women face new threat of human trafficking

Thursday 24 November 2016 06:57

Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat - human trafficking.


Scientists predict drier Horn of Africa as climate warms

Friday 9 October 2015 23:35

The Horn of Africa is becoming drier in step with global warming, researchers said on Friday.


Dozens of people die every year during Kenya's rainy season, which usually lasts from March to May.
Kenya floods claims 63 lives in past month: Government

Thursday 18 April 2013 16:03

Flooding in Kenya after heavy seasonal rains has claimed 63 lives and forced tens of thousands from their homes in the past month, Vice-President William Ruto said on Thursday.


Somalia's new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Somali leader moved to secure complex after attacks

Friday 14 September 2012 08:00

Somalia's new President has been moved to a secure compound after surviving an assassination bid that dented hopes of change in the violence-scarred country.


Thousands of mourners follow the funeral procession.
Funeral of Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi begins

Sunday 2 September 2012 09:27

The flag-draped coffin of Ethiopia's late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has arrived for the start of the first state funeral staged for a leader of the Horn of Africa nation in more than 80 years.


 Late Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi.
President Zuma in Addis Ababa for Zenawi's funeral

Sunday 2 September 2012 06:29

President Jacob Zuma and Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma have arrived in Addis Ababa to attend the state funeral of Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi.


Funeral of the late Ethiopian  Prime Minister to be held tomorrow.
AU Chair Dlamini-Zuma to attend Zenawi funeral

Saturday 1 September 2012 09:49

AU Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will attend the funeral of Ethiopian Prime Minister in Addis Ababa tomorrow.


Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed.
Somali president hits back at UN graft charges

Saturday 18 August 2012 16:21

Somalia's President dismissed a UN report that accused senior leaders of corruption and defended his record as he campaigned for re-election in a landmark vote.


Africa saw good economic growth in 2011

Tuesday 17 January 2012 08:33

Africa saw good economic results in 2011, with average growth of between 5.5% and 6.0%, according to African Union Commission chairperson Jean Ping who is on a visit to Libya.


From drought to famine in the Horn of Africa

Saturday 27 August 2011 12:23

The current famine in the Horn of Africa has again brought to our attention the interaction between climate change, food prices and extreme weather conditions on the African continent.


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