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Antonio Guterres raises alarm as hunger crisis worsens

UN chief raises alarm during visit to drought-hit Somalia where half the population is battling hunger and disease.

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Strongest cyclone in 13 years hits Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo makes landfall in northeastern Madagascar, packing winds of up to 270 kilometres per hour.

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UN: South Sudan blocks desperately needed aid

Government restricts UN peacekeepers and creates obstacles to aid, humanitarian chief says, charges officials dispute.

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Zambians seeking food aid killed in stampede

At least eight killed as many affected by humanitarian crisis caused by severe regional drought scramble for handouts.

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UN chief: World must act to avert famine in Somalia

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes emergency visit as worsening drought leaves 6.2 million hungry.

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Soldiers killed in Mali attack as violence surges

Eleven killed and five wounded in attack on base near border with Burkina Faso, defence ministry says.

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Factions fight for two Libyan oil terminals

Haftar's LNA launches air strikes in attempt to regain control of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports seized by BDB fighters.

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Sudanese rebel group releases 127 prisoners

Most of those freed by SPLM-N described by army as troops captured in fighting in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

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Hassan Ali Khaire: Famine kills 110 in two days

Prime minister calls on citizens to help as famine resulting from drought leads to rise in deaths in the Bay region.

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Somalia drought forces children out of school

One-third of children in Somalia could drop out of school as the country is threatened with famine.

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