Posts Tagged ‘East Africa’

African regional defense, security experts set to meet in Tanzania

Sunday, January 15, 2012 Comments off

NAIROBI, Jan. 14 (Xinhua)– Defense, security and foreign affairs experts from the five East African countries are set to meet in Tanzania from Monday to consider the final draft of the East Africa Community (EAC) Protocol on Peace and Security, a statement issued here on Saturday said. Read more…

UN food chief: famine relief focus on youngest

Saturday, September 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 24,2011
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program is moving to address hunger among the most vulnerable in famine-ravaged Horn of Africa – young children and their mothers, the U.N. food chief said Friday. Read more…

UGANDA:900 Somali troops complete training in southwestern Uganda

Thursday, September 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 1,2011
IBANDA, Uganda, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — A total of 900 Somali troops on Wednesday completed their six month training here in the southwestern Ugandan district of Ibanda. Read more…

OTTAWA:Canadian government offers to match charities’ aid to east Africa

Thursday, August 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 18,2011
OTTAWA, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — The Canadian government announced Wednesday it will match the amount of money donated to charities giving aid Read more…

Ghana schoolboy launches solo famine fundraiser – AP

Saturday, August 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 13,2011                  Andrew Adansi-Bonnah is 11.

 ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — As international aid agencies scramble for donations for East Africa’s famine victims, one multi-million-dollar fundraising drive has come from an unexpected source: a West African schoolboy.

Andrew Adansi-Bonnah is 11. And during his eight-week school holiday, he wants to raise 20 million Ghanaian cedis – or about $13 million – for his cause by walking office to office Read more…

Somalia:UNICEF urges aid for children in Somalia

Saturday, July 30, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 30,2011

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Somalia:Drought forces massive exodus from Somalia

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 26,2011
Japan’s government has decided to provide 5 million dollars in emergency financial aid “-FM

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Pirate video: Danes, Filipinos plead for release -AP

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 20,2011
 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A maritime industry group posted videos Tuesday on YouTube showing two Danes and four Filipinos held hostage by Somalia pirates pleading for the Danish government and the ship’s owner to help win their freedom. Read more…

Somalia:UN wants security guarantees for Somalia aid work

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 19,2011
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UN agency presses for investment in agriculture to prevent food crisis in East Africa – UN News

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 5,2011
4 July 2011 –Collective, concerted action is urgently needed to prevent a major food crisis emerging across East Africa, where an estimated 10 million people now face food shortages because of a prolonged drought, a senior United Nations official has warned. Read more…