Over 4.7 million people in northeast Nigeria are in dire need of basic amenities like food, water and shelter, says Oxfam
The yellow variety is mostly used in sub-Saharan Africa to feed livestock and poultry, giving a darker shade to egg shells and yolks
Africa's second-most-populous nation is experiencing the worst drought in 50 years. Some hungry farmers ate the seed
World's biggest man-made lake has fallen to 12% of its capacity. How bad is that? This time last year, it was 51% full
First, they became independent from Khartoum. Now over 55,000 South Sudanese flee to Sudan in three months
South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011, but two years later it descended into a brutal civil war that has killed tens of thousands
Africa's 2016 crisis as 40 million battle hunger, and $4.5 billion needed urgently - not all is hell though
Still, there are some bright spots, as most of Sahelian West Africa is enjoying above average rainfall and bumper harvests
Here's an initiative with clever simple solutions, that could cut Africa's food waste and loss by 50%
In Africa, 50% of fruits, vegetables; 40% of roots, tubers; and 20% of cereals are lost in the post-harvest stage or processes
Over next three months, 1.5m Zimbabweans will be short of food. Unemployment is 90%, and children dropping out of school in increasing numbers
In the past made bread so cheap that some people fed it to livestock. Then grain - and therefore bread - prices shot up and you had the Arab Spring.
Wealth inequality is reflected in appalling rates of child stunting. In Malawi and Zambia it's above 47% – among the highest in the world.
The desert sands are encroaching on the Niger River itself, threatening the survival of more than 100 million people living in its basin.
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.
The last time it was this bad was in 1984-85 when nearly 400,000 people died – but the country is better prepared this time
About 70% of the population is facing food shortages while nearly 200,000 terrified civilians are sheltering in UN bases.
Yields of the staple corn have shrunk by up to 90% in some countries, and Zimbabwe and Malawi facing their "worst food security crisis" in a decade.
South Sudan ranked "lower in terms of human development than just about every other place on earth."
Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the fighting in the world's youngest nation, which only gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
Deadly times for young people in Africa; lynched in Mali, abducted in South Sudan, starving in Madagascar
UNICEF estimates there are at least 12,000 children used by both sides in South Sudan's ongoing civil war.
S. Sudan horror gets worse as war enters 2nd year; it's so bad China broke its 'non-interference' policy there
South Sudan is in a darker place than before independence. Anything between 50,000 and 100,000 have been killed in one year of violence.