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Kenya’s hunger games

Why some Kenyans are going hungry months after a bumper maize crop | Timothy Njagi Njeru | Why are people going hungry in April after a bumper crop of staple maize was harvested last year? Distribution remains a persistent challenge when it comes to food access in Kenya. There has …

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Rising world hunger requires rural rethink: UN

Rome, Italy | AFP | A sudden rise in hunger across the globe will require a new emphasis on developing rural economies, the United Nations said on Monday. After steadily declining for a decade, 2016 saw an increase in hunger, with 815 million people, or 11 percent of the world’s population, …

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Conflict leaves millions hungry in DR Congo, UN warns

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Nearly eight million people face acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of conflict, especially in the central Kasai region, UN food agencies said Monday. “Food security and nutrition… are deteriorating in many parts of DRC, but nowhere is the situation …

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S.Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry: UN

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, UN aid agencies said Wednesday, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country. “The accepted technical definition of famine no longer applies in …

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VIDEO: 3.5 million Ugandans sleeping hungry – OPM

VIDEO: Over 3.5 million Ugandans are sleeping hungry and in need of food according to the Office of the Prime Minister. The most hunger stricken regions in Uganda are Teso, Karamoja, parts of central region, South western and Busoga region.   Share on: WhatsApp

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COMMENT: The plant-based solution to hunger

 COMMENT: By Barbara Unmüßig Poverty, malnutrition, and hunger must be recognised as a result of politics, not scarcity The way people eat in the industrialised world is unhealthy, unjust, and unsustainable. Far too much of the meat consumed is produced under questionable ecological, ethical, and social conditions. And now that …

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