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COVID-19

Synonyms: 
coronavirus disease

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, which had not been previously identified in humans.

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Baringo, Kwale, Laikipia, Kitui, West Pokot and Lamu are among counties at risk of severe food shortages.
9 September 2021
Kenya

Nairobi. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday declared the drought ravaging parts of the country a national disaster.

The declaration comes just a month after the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face acute food shortage and would be in urgent need of assistance in the coming six months.

Okahandja moves to evict 'land grabbers'
31 August 2020
Namibia

THE minister of urban and rural development, Erastus Uutoni, has applied to the High Court to evict about 2 000 people who allegedly grabbed unserviced municipal land at Okahandja.

Uutoni and the Municipality of Okahandja are asking the court to authorise the eviction of people who allegedly occupied some parts of the town's unserviced land illegally.

Urban residents devise new techniques to overcome food insecurity
21 August 2020
Namibia

Residents in Namibia’s capital Windhoek are tapping into new techniques to grow food, overcoming food insecurity amid the biting COVID-19 pandemic.

In the heart of the bustling informal settlement of Goreangab, 42 -year-old Lucky Matunge is breaking new ground and growing vegetables in sacks that are filled with manure, sand and stones right at the back of her rental apartment.

Mayor blames pandemic for slow land delivery
17 August 2020
Namibia

The Otavi Town Council has vowed to fast track the allocation of plots after a number of residents complained they are yet to be presented with proof of ownership despite paying for the land almost a year ago. 
Mayor George Garab said the local authority will act with urgency to resolve the issue to allow residents to construct their homes. 

Opinion - Exclusion in planning perpetrates poverty in informal settlements
31 July 2020
Namibia

We should recognise that people in informal settlements have the same right to share the city with the same dignity and equality as other residents. Without the active participation of informal settlement residents in upgrading projects, any upgrading plans proposed are destined to flop.

A Malawi tobacco auction of yesteryear. AFP/File/AMOS GUMULIRA
21 June 2020
Malawi

Namate had banked on a bumper crop this year and had hoped the proceeds would enable him to buy a new car and even build a new house.

However, the coronavirus pandemic has seen the 56-year-old’s dreams go up in smoke.

Lesotho Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro
4 September 2020
Lesotho

Lesotho Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro reports that the country aims to overhaul its underperforming agricultural sector with the objective of improving both food security and attracting export-oriented investment into the production of high-value crops

A family in DRC who fled fighting in their village on foot, eventually arriving at a refugee camp hungry and exhausted
4 December 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The pandemic, conflict and other health crises have hit livelihoods and food security dramatically, a UN report warns

Nearly 22 million people face "crisis-level or worse" food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic, an arm of the United Nations has warned.

UN to ramp up food aid in DRC to reach 9 million people
14 August 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Food Programme said on Friday it was rapidly scaling up operations in Democratic Republic of Congo with millions facing "the world's second biggest hunger emergency."

The United Nations agency said it needed $172 million to prevent millions from plunging deeper into hunger over the next six months.

More than 19 mln people can face food insecurity in west, central Africa: Report
22 July 2020
Africa

People more likely to die of starvation caused by the economic fallout of COVID-19 pandemic than the disease itself, says the report

West and central Africa are staring at an unprecedented hunger crisis: At least 19 million people could face food insecurity between June and August 2020, due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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