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06 Sep 2011 14:11 GMT
Politicians agree on timetable to write new constitution, reform parliament and tackle insecurity and graft.
17 Sep 2011 12:55 GMT
Environmental rights groups say internationally backed carbon capture schemes distract from real climate justice needs.
29 Aug 2011 13:59 GMT
In the Dadaab refugee camp images of dignity and resilience exist alongside those of desperation and destitution.
31 Aug 2011 11:48 GMT
It's not too late to make a difference in famine-ravaged East Africa.
Azad Essa 31 Aug 2011 13:08 GMT
How many times can you tell the same story of a woman who left her husband behind to save her children from famine or describe the journey entire families are forced to make on foot before readers are numbed by the sameness of it all?
23 Aug 2011 09:19 GMT
In the Horn of Africa, population growth is not the main cause of famine.
18 Aug 2011 07:00 GMT
The blame game should stop and the international community must address the situation before it gets too late.
30 Jul 2011 09:26 GMT
The blame for Somalia's devastating famine should not be levelled at the weather, but at geopolitics and armed militia.
27 Aug 2011 15:02 GMT
The struggle against starvation, violence and disease is also the struggle to understand and describe the world.
22 Jul 2011 12:09 GMT
"Whenever there is an indicator of such a disaster, we must not only sit and wait for the emergency response."
21 Jul 2011 16:28 GMT
Residents of the world's largest refugee camp are mainly women and children, raising questions about the fate of men.
17 Jul 2011 06:53 GMT
The boys who came as Somali refugees in 1991 now tell the stories of a new generation of refugees.
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The rundown border town of Dobley is the last stop in Somalia for refugees fleeing across the border to Kenya.
In Mogadishu alone, fifteen children out of every 10,000 die each day as a result of famine and drought.
UN unit says tens of thousands, half of them children, have already died as famine conditions continue to spread.
Medicine Sans Frontiere says world needs to understand aid will never reach many parts of region.
Three-day conference in Mogadishu aims to resolve 20 years of turmoil and set up plans for a new government.
UN warns situation in drought-stricken southern Somalia is deteriorating, raising dangers of malnutrition and disease.
Doctors take advantage of lull in fighting but many in Somali capital still require urgent help.
Climate change is causing devastating droughts across East Africa - leading to an end of the pastoral way of life.
The refugee camp in Kenya has become the world's largest, hosting some 350,000 Somalis fleeing drought.
Somali-born fashion model and entrepreneur Iman says the much of the world has 'given up on Somalia'.
UNHCR airlifts drought supplies into Mogadishu for first time in five years after fighters abandon capital.
UK aid to help relieve the region experiencing its worst drought in six decades as global weather patterns change.
African Development Bank, alongside African nations and private donors, raise $356m to tackle worsening crisis.
Muslims in world's largest refugee camp mark end of Ramadan with little to look forward to, as UN calls for more aid.
In the Somali border town of Dobley, our team was faced with a dilemma. We were confronted with scores of hungry people, many of whom were very weak and frail, with absolutely no one to help them.
The UN refugee agency head says the humanitarian situation in Dadaab is one of the worst he has ever seen.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits refugee camps and hospitals in an effort to draw world's attention to country's plight.
Hospitals in Mogadishu struggle to keep patients safe amid gunbattles, funding gaps and cholera outbreak.
Even in government-controlled areas, many traders are too scared to start businesses.
Somalis in Dadaab aren't just fleeing the drought that has killed their livestock, but also 'blood and war'.
In areas alongside the long road, thorn scrub pricked out of the bloodshot red sand like dead grey hair on a wounded carcass.
UN humanitarian chief says death toll from Horn of Africa drought and spreading famine will rise without urgent action.
Move follows withdrawal of opposition fighters from capital, which fighters said was a "strategic step".
Fighters pull back overnight from Mogadishu as spokesman says there would be no pull out from other regions.
US president calls for "international response" to famine in Horn of Africa, as Somalia appeals for more drought relief.
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Drought statistics

More than 12 million people are affected in Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan and Uganda

Nearly half of Somalia's population is facing a humanitarian crisis - almost 3.7 million people

Famine has been declared in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle

1 in 3 children in southern Somalia are malnourished

Over $1bn has been committed but a further $1bn is still required to save thousands of lives

Source: OCHA