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# east-africa - Friday 17 January, 2020

The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies

The insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops

# east-africa - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border

The fatalities have prompted World Health Organization officials to prepare an emergency meeting.

# east-africa - Monday 17 August, 2015

Tributes paid to young Irish backpacker who died in Tanzania

The man is understood to be originally from Portmarnock in Dublin.

# east-africa - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Facebook billionaire gives millions of 'no strings attached' cash to poor people

Could direct payments to those who need it most be the way forward?

# east-africa - Friday 30 January, 2015

# east-africa - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't LGBT This post contains videos

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't

Despite constant danger, activist Kasha Nabagesera said that she still loves her country and remains hopeful that the country will reverse its stance on homosexuality.

# east-africa - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Ethiopia's long-time ruler Meles Zenawi dies aged 57

Zenawi was an ally of the US in its counter-terrorism fight but his leadership raised many human rights concerns. He won his last election two years ago with 99 per cent of the vote.

# east-africa - Saturday 21 July, 2012

146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident

Rescue efforts have been called off with 77 people still missing after the sinking in the Indian Ocean.

# east-africa - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

How did a ship manage to slow down all of East Africa's broadband?

Simple – it managed to drag its anchors across an undersea data cable linking the continent to faster internet connections.

# east-africa - Thursday 23 February, 2012

World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia

Those who hamper the troubled state’s political progress will face serious sanctions, leaders attending today’s major international conference in London warned.

# east-africa - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge U2 covers album launched to raise money for Concern U2

U2 covers album launched to raise money for Concern

The album features tracks from Achtung Baby, covered by Patti Smith, Depeche Mode and Jack White, and all proceeds will go to Concern’s East Africa appeal.

# east-africa - Monday 26 September, 2011

First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies

One of Kenya’s most recognisable women Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism, has passed away following a long struggle with cancer.

# east-africa - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Somali government bans foreign workers from delivering aid

The Somali government has placed a ban on foreign aid workers delivering food to dying citizens in militant-contolled areas.

# east-africa - Saturday 13 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures

# east-africa - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

World Food Programme begins airlifting food to East Africa

The WFP is sending 800 metric tons of emergency aid to the region, where 12 million people are suffering from hunger.

# east-africa - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Somali refugees moved as camps overflow

The UN has begun to move people to into extended camps as the numbers of refugees swell – while aid agencies appeal for continued support to help battle the crisis.

# east-africa - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

First consignment of Irish aid to reach Somalia tomorrow

Officials have warned that 800,000 children could die across the Horn of Africa, with the worst affected country being drought-ravaged Somalia.

# east-africa - Monday 25 July, 2011

UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa

Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.

# east-africa - Friday 22 July, 2011

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death Somalia This post contains videos

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death

Concern video shows extent of humanitarian crisis in refugee camps as militants threatening to ban return of aid agencies not already on the ground.

# east-africa - Thursday 21 July, 2011

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia East Africa This post contains images

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia

Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.

# east-africa - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia

It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.

# east-africa - Monday 18 July, 2011

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa

The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.

# east-africa - Sunday 17 July, 2011

After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia

It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years

# east-africa - Friday 15 July, 2011

Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa

Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.

# east-africa - Thursday 14 July, 2011

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis East Africa This post contains images

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis

A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.

# east-africa - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…