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Famine was declared in Sudan, urgent help is needed

Famine was declared in South Sudan. Almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country's population, is in need of urgent help. People are already dying of hunger, and another 1 million people are on the brink of famine, UN agencies said. More than a million children are suffering from acute malnutrition.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Nine killed, many missing after a boat carrying a football team capsized in Uganda

At least 30 people have drowned after a boat carrying a football team and their fans capsized in Christmas Day in Uganda on Lake Albert, Africa's seventh largest lake. The vessel was overcrowded carrying some 45 people. The passengers were from Kaweibanda village. Nine killed were recovered and 15 people have been rescued but 21 others are missing.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

A car bomb blast in Mogadishu, Somalia, killed dozens

At least 34 people were killed after a car bomb was detonated in Somalia Mogadishu. About 50 other people were injured in the blast. sSome of the injured had died on their way to hospital.The car blew up in the city's southern Madina district through shops and food stalls.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

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