Ebola Scares Prevent Oklahoma Students From Attending School

INOLA, Oklahoma – Three students who just returned from a mission trip to East Africa caused Ebola scares at one Oklahoma high school. Reports circulated on social media about the students returning... Read more »
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Presence of Ethiopia Contradicts Goal of G-8 Talks by Rep. Christopher H. Smith

U.S. Representative Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following Press Release opposing the... Read more »
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Money raised from Eritrean-Americans helped finance militants in East Africa : UN

Matt O’Brien OAKLAND — Armed rebels in the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa are being partially bankrolled by money from immigrants in the Bay Area, according to a United Nations report. The East... Read more »

East African Famine Pledging Conference Delayed , More Regions to be Declared

The African Union said a conference to raise funds for more than 12 million people stricken by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa has been delayed by more than two... Read more »
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A view of Horn of Africa’s drought from space

The worst drought in 60 years has hit the Horn of Africa region, an area in east Africa that includes Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. A recent satellite-derived animation from the European Space... Read more »

US official: Ethiopia underestimates drought saying 4.5 million people need food aid

DADAAB, Kenya — Faduma Sakow Abdullahi and her five children tried to escape starvation in Somalia by journeying to a Kenyan refugee camp. Only one day before they reached their destination, her... Read more »
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Worst Drought in 60 Years Hitting East Africa

GENEVA (Reuters) – The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine... Read more »