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Millions of Africans face hunger as aid fails to flow
Nairobi, May 23 (DPA) United Nations agencies are warning of an impending food crisis in East Africa that could see millions facing starvation, but financial support is coming at a trickle as stretched governments and other donors struggle to find the resources to help.

Friday, May 23, 2008 12:17:00 PM

South Africa military begins anti-xenophobia deployment
Johannesburg, May 23 (DPA) South Africa's military began to deploy in the poor communities around Johannesburg, where a 12-day orgy of xenophobic violence targeting African migrants has killed 42 people.

Friday, May 23, 2008 10:09:52 AM

Kenyan cabinet meets amid rift over election violence amnesty
Nairobi, May 22 (DPA) Kenya's coalition cabinet met Thursday amid a rift over calls for an amnesty for those involved in post-election violence that saw over 1,000 people killed.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 8:33:10 PM

Zimbabwe oppostion leader issues new pledge to return home
Johannesburg, May 22 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai announced Thursday he would return to Zimbabwe Saturday after previously delaying his return over an alleged assassination plot.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 7:18:32 PM

Petrol tanker collision kills 43 Nigerian soldiers
Abuja, May 22 (DPA) At least 43 soldiers died when a vehicle from their convoy slammed into a petrol tanker in north-east Nigeria, army spokesman Brigadier-General Emeka Onwumaegbu said Thursday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:31:58 PM

Migrants flee South Africa in thousands as army prepares to deploy
Johannesburg, May 22 (DPA) A day after South African President Thabo Mbeki gave the green light for the deployment of the military to help curb a wave of xenophobic violence that has claimed 42 lives the exodus of migrants continued unabated Thursday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:16:14 PM

More than 40 Nigerian soldiers killed in collision
Abuja, May 22 (DPA) At least 43 Nigerian soldiers died when a vehicle from their convoy ploughed into a petrol tanker, reports said Thursday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 3:51:35 PM

Mob burns 11 'witches' to death in Kenya
Nairobi, May 22 (DPA) An angry mob has burned to death 11 elderly people accusing them of practicing witchcraft in Kenya's western Kisii district, according to reports Thursday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 2:01:06 PM

South African Indian community on edge over NRI's killing
Johannesburg, May 22 (IANS) The South African community of Actonville, a mainly Indian township east of here, is on edge after the killing of photographer Kiten Singh, 55, believed to be the first person of Indian origin to fall prey to the xenophobic violence sweeping the country.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:44:57 PM

Five Somali, Ethiopian troops killed in mine blast
Mogadishu, May 20 (DPA) Five soldiers were killed and several others were injured Tuesday when they triggered a landmine during an operation in Daynile, south Mogadishu, witnesses said.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:42:39 PM

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