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  • Norwegian Air flight brings aid to Central African Republic
    Norwegian Air, UNICEF team up for life-saving flight
    Norwegian Air recently filled the seats of a flight, but not with people. As part of the "Fill up a Plane" campaign, the Scandinavian airline collected and delivered life-saving supplies for the Central African Republic.Over one million...
  • Bring Back Our Girls
    Where are the girls? Bring Back Our Girls are still gone
    Since April of this year the missing 200 school girls, that were captured by Abubakar Shekau (leader of the Boko Haram and his goons), have not been released. The “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign needs our continued prayers.According to...
  • Violence, displacement and hunger continue in South Sudan
    South Sudan: life-saving food for children is looted
    As the war continues in South Sudan, children are suffering on a daily basis. Even if they escape the violence, they are at risk of deadly malnutrition because of food shortages.Aid groups are rushing in special nutrient-rich foods such as Plumpy&...
  • Refugees from South Sudan flee to Kenya
    Alarming news about refugees in Kenya
    Refugees in Kenya, who fled wars in South Sudan and Somalia, just received some devastating news. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says it's been forced to reduce rations at refugee camps by 50 percent. The ration cuts start this weekend.WFP,...
  • WFP aid arrives in Guinea for Ebola response
    UN food director says world must unite to help Ebola victims
    The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, just returned from Sierra Leone, one of the Ebola affected countries. The deadly virus has claimed 5,000 lives and there have been over 13,000 cases reported.This health emergency is...
  • Central African Republic hunger crisis
    Famine still threatens Central African Republic
    Back in April I wrote a letter in the Washington Post warning about famine in the Central African Republic. The situation continues to deteriorate in the war-torn country.Violence between armed groups is still ongoing. The conflict prevents...
  • Purchase for Progress in South Sudan
    South Sudan program offers glimpse of Feed the Future
    As South Sudan struggles with a severe hunger crisis, ongoing aid programs offer a glimpse of what peace might bring. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) reports it's collecting 200 metric tons of maize from suppliers in the war-torn country.It&...
  • Sarvis-Dodson
    Virginia Senate hopeful Robert Sarvis talks about U.S. policy toward Africa
    The United States should “engage more with Africa,” says U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis, because “there's a lot of human potential there.”Sarvis is the Libertarian Party of Virginia's nominee challenging...
  • I, James
    Book Excerpt: I, James by Mike Hartner
    I, JAMES, Mike Hartner, Eternity4Popsicle Publishing, $16.16 (Paperback) FREE (For Limited Time on Kindle)James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11.Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land.Is nature stronger than nurture?...
  • African Food Word Cloud
    African cuisine: Out of Africa and coming to America
    Africa is much more than the one or two news stories dominating recent media coverage. This vast continent of astonishing natural wonders, exotic flora and fauna and abundant mineral and natural resources reserves in the hundreds of years is home...
  • WFP providing school meals in conflict-torn South Sudan
    School meals give hope in South Sudan
    The war and hunger that has devastated South Sudan takes its toll in so many ways. One of the forgotten consequences is the loss of education among children. According to UNICEF around 400,000 children in South Sudan have dropped out of school...
  • Searching for food and peace in Abyei
    Disputed African region faces hunger emergency
    A severe hunger crisis has developed in Northern Abyei, which is a disputed region between South Sudan and Sudan. After a series of poor harvests, a nutrition assessment revealed high malnutrition rates.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) started...
  • Boko Haram Abduct More Women
    Boko Haram Abduct More Women
    Just when everyone was thinking that the cease fire might hold and peace could come to Nigeria, Boko Haram abduct some 25-60 more women and girls. The Islamic terrorists who have taken over much of Northeastern Nigeria have once again attacked two...
  • BBOG is still in the thoughts & prayers of a nation
    'Bring Back Our Girls' has not been forgotten
    The campaign was started back in May of this year when over 200 Nigerian girls were abducted from their boarding school and were reported to be sold as brides for $ 12 each. Parents were frantic and needed assistance to “Bring Back Our Girls...
  • Conflict prevents humanitarian aid in Central African Republic
    Central African Republic: war prevents food from reaching hungry
    Armed groups in the Central African Republic continue to wage war. United Nations peacekeeping soldiers have even come under attack. A recent ambush in the capital Bangui claimed the life of one Pakistani UN peacekeeper.The UN World Food Programme...