A proposal for an arms embargo was supported by the US in December, but the plan was rejected by the UN Security Council.
Oxfam report reveals just how desperate the situation has become. and in one district, 13,500 people are relying on one borehole for water.
Sperm from obese men contain specific, and potentially heritable, epigenetic information that could change eating behaviour in offspring
El Nino to cause 80% rise in East Africans living on the edge. Risk of 22 million empty stomachs in region - UN
Ethiopia is an especial concern, with number needing food aid rising from 2.9m at start 2015 to 8.2m today, with 15m likely to need aid by early 2016.
Food insecurity conjures up horror famine images of the past. Ethiopia would rather be known for near-double-digit growth and big infrastructure.
A BAD WEEK IN AFRICA: Rebels kill 26, rape 50 in DR Congo, seven dead in Mali, and South Sudan at risk
The election in Mozambique was one of the few normal events of the week, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the outrages and Ebola horror stories.
With 50,000 children facing death from hunger, South Sudan bans all foreign workers, including aid staff
More than 1.5 million people have been displaced by the new clashes.