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WFP secures 71 mln USD to address food crisis in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) said Thursday it has received a 71.44-million-U.S. dollar donation from the European Union to tackle the food crisis in 11 countries in eastern and southern Africa. WFP said the funds received through its humanitarian aid department have been immediately put to …

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Six global issues to resolve in 2023

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The year of 2022 saw a world in turmoil: the United States fueled one conflict after another, the Ukraine crisis dragged on, the COVID-19 pandemic lingered on with Omicron emerging as the new strain. Inflation, food crisis, energy security, a sluggish world economic recovery, a worrisome …

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Farmers recycle low yielding seeds as gov’t inputs delay

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Greater Masaka area are recycling low-yielding seeds following delays in the delivery of agricultural inputs by the government. For close to a decade now, the government has been directly distributing farming inputs that include improved planting materials and fertilizers through Operation Wealth Creation-OWC and …

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Acholi leaders ask gov’t for relief aid

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Acholi sub-region have asked the government to support their people with relief aid as the region grapples with famine. The leaders say that while the government specifically plans to support the Karamoja region with relief aid, the region is also in dire need …

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58 die of starvation in Kotido district

Kotido is facing acute food shortage Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty-eight people in Kotido district have reportedly died of hunger between May and June this year due to the food crisis in the Karamoja sub-region. A report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification(IPC) indicates that about 518,000 people, …

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G7 summit concludes, pledging new sanctions on Russia

Elmau, Germany | Xinhua | The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations vowed to “continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs” on Russia at the conclusion of their three-day summit on Tuesday. They said they were seeking to impose a “price cap” on Russian oil, but no specific …

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