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Somalia's rare window of hope

Somalia's rare window of hope | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Beset by war, drought, piracy and an Islamist insurgency, there is now a window of opportunity to set up a government in Somalia - the only way the UN sees of solving these problems, reports the BBC’s Barbara Plett.
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Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns

Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Somalia's Islamist insurgency banned Western aid agencies from its territory, raising concerns that famine could return to parts of the northeast African nation.
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Full-scale food crisis threatens Niger and Mauritania

Full-scale food crisis threatens Niger and Mauritania | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Both countries issue alerts after erratic rainfall, droughts and insect infestations hit this year's crops...
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Famine as a Weapon: It's Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan

Famine as a Weapon: It's Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As the north-south war heats up between the Sudans, the Khartoum regime is using a barbaric but time-tested method against its enemies. Here's how to get it to cease and desist.
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Sudan’s hidden victims: an international test

A neglected humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the Sudanese border region of Southern Kordofan. The tens of thousands bombed, displaced, blockaded and starved need the world’s attention, says Gerry Simpson.

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kmendez's comment, November 22, 2011 9:18 PM
This is about a family that is suffering in a cave they fled to after the Antonovs bombing, to protect their children, and now theres no food or help for them and the children getting sick. They are in need of immediate help especially since humanitarian agencies willing to help are being denied.