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African Leaders Hold Delayed Fundraiser for Famine

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union is holding a donor conference to raise funds for the millions needing food aid in the drought and famine-stricken Horn of Africa. Leaders from Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia were among the first heads of state to arrive for the conference in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings, who is […]

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African Leaders to Hold Delayed Fundraiser for Famine

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union will hold a donor conference on Thursday in Ethiopia to raise funds for the 12 million people still in need of emergency food aid in the drought and famine-stricken Horn of Africa. As many as a dozen African leaders are expected to participate in the meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis […]

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African Leaders to Hold Delayed Fundraiser for Famine

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union will hold a donor conference on Thursday to raise funds for the 12 million people still in need of emergency food aid in the drought and famine-stricken Horn of Africa. As many as a dozen African leaders are expected to participate in the fundraising meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. […]

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UN Steps Up Horn of Africa Drought Relief

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency is stepping up its efforts to help the tens of thousands of people suffering from famine in the Horn of Africa region. The agency has sent an emergency team to Ethiopia’s Gode area, where there is a new influx of Somalis fleeing their famine-hit country. Officials say the team will register […]

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UN Team Responds to New Influx of Somalis in Ethiopia

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says it has sent an emergency team to Ethiopia’s Gode area, where there is a new influx of Somalis fleeing their famine-hit country. The agency said Tuesday that about 18,000 Somalis have gathered in the area, located about 250 kilometers north of Somali refugee camps in the Dollo Ado area. The […]

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UN Pushes for Measures to End Hunger Cycle in Horn of Africa

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations official says the world must help build “sustainable livelihoods” in the Horn of Africa to end cycles of hunger in the region. The head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, Jacques Diouf, said Thursday it is “unacceptable” that more than 12 million people in the region are at risk of starvation […]

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UN: Children at Ethiopia Camp Dying at ‘Alarming’ Rate

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says children at an Ethiopian camp for Somali refugees are dying at an “alarming” rate. The agency reports that an average of ten children under the age of five are dying each day at the Kobe refugee camp in eastern Ethiopia. It says malnutrition is the major cause of death but […]

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UN: Children at Ethiopia Camp Dying at ‘Alarming’ Rate

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says children at an Ethiopian camp for Somali refugees are dying at an “alarming” rate. The agency reports that an average of ten children under the age of five are dying each day at the Kobe refugee camp in eastern Ethiopia. It says malnutrition is the major cause of death but […]

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UN: Children at Ethiopia Camp Dying at ‘Alarming’ Rate

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says children at an Ethiopian camp for Somali refugees are dying at an “alarming” rate. The agency reports that an average of ten children under the age of five are dying each day at the Kobe refugee camp in eastern Ethiopia. It says malnutrition is the major cause of death but […]

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US Releases Documents on Bay of Pigs Invasion

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Newly declassified documents show that a CIA field operative accidentally fired on friendly pilots during the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961. The documents were released Monday by George Washington University’s National Security Archive. According to the papers, the operative fired rifles and machine guns on B-26 aircraft the CIA had supplied […]

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