UNESCO launches USD2m groundwater project for Horn of Africa

US government supported project aimed at assuring water in emergency situations in the horn of Africa was launched Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. The USD1.5 million project ( a donation from the Government of Japan), tapping groundwater resources for emergency water supply is to build into the horn of African’s Groundwater Resources Investigation for Drought mitigation [...]


In 2011, there were thousands of stories that had an impact in people’s lives. Some news stories were of national interest (to the US, Venezuela, etc.), but they did not have much significance beyond the nation or region. I have decided on ten stories that I believe either had a far reaching global impact in [...]

Political will a must to end child malnutrition

The Horn of Africa is suffering from the worst drought in 60 years, forcing people to flee their homes in search of food and water.  Women and children are suffering the most due to malnutrition, especially in Somali, where the famine hit the hardest. Many mothers say they would rather die trying to reach a UN [...]

Famime in the horn of Africa

More than two million children may die of famine and disease in the Horn of Africa this year while the world merely observes, regardless of UNICEF and private organizations’ pleas for help. One of the worst droughts in more than a decade, combined with rising food prices and armed conflict, account for extensive famine and [...]

Friday Roundup

Just a whole lotta stories clogging my internet tabs: Both First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have Africa trips pending in the next few days. This is great, and both trips have clear policy implications. You know what would be even better? If we started to get some sense of a [...]

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