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Is Democracy Endangered?

Looking across the globe, it might appear at times that violence, chaos and fear are getting the upper hand over order, democracy and reason.<p>The world has always been a messy place, of course, and it may be that the internet and social media give the worst of times more prominence than the best.<p>But …

United States

Pakistan Won’t Let Terrorist Organizations Contest Elections. For Now.

Pakistan is home to many Islamist terrorist groups. Some enjoy a permissive environment despite technically being banned by the state. This has enabled them to acquire political power. Politicians sometimes court terrorist leaders to turn out voters.<p>While researching counterterrorism a few summers …

Pakistan

Can South Africa Reawaken Nelson Mandela’s Dream?

Nelson Mandela’s dream of a free, prosperous and nonracial South Africa has turned into a nightmare. The nation’s constitution, often hailed as one of the most progressive in the world, is under siege by the very man who took an oath to protect it.<p>President Jacob Zuma, in office since 2009, is …

South Africa

North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons, Japan’s Bind

TOKYO — Pyongyang’s recent missile launch over Hokkaido and its underground nuclear test have laid bare Japan’s Achilles’ heel: Our country’s national security policy is still woefully ill equipped for this mounting danger. The new sanctions adopted by the United Nations Security Council on Monday …

North Korea

Child dies every six minutes in Horn of Africa famine

El Niño drought leaves millions hungry in southern Africa

<b>LESOTHO</b> -- El Niño is scorching the earth in southern and eastern Africa, where recently there has been little to no rain. The United Nations says a …

20 Million Dying of Starvation in Sahel Africa - Children Dying of Malnutrition

Three stories from Africa's drought, famine - CNN.com

<i>Editor's Note: Joy Portella is communications director for Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization. She recently visited parts of Africa suffering from drought and famine. The following includes some excerpts from her blog at MercyCorps.org that she wrote during her journey.</i><p>I recently …

Malnutrition linked to nearly half of deaths among under-fives

Global nutrition study claims poor diet affects 161 million children and 1.9 billion adults and calls for more indicators in sustainable development goals<p>Malnourishment affects one in three people worldwide and is linked to 45% of deaths among children under the age of five, according to a report …

World Economy

In 2050 there will be 9 billion people on earth​. H​ow to feed them

Have we reached ‘peak farmland’? Patrick Barkham digs into a new book about food and the future, while Chris Newell provides a graphic summary of the challenges ahead<p>’Tis the season of harvest festivals and farmers are celebrating another bumper crop. British farmers have this year twice smashed …

Agriculture

Why Does Hunger Still Exist in Africa?

When I first started traveling to Africa, I would often meet children in the villages I was visiting and try to guess their ages. I was shocked to …

International aid: Does sending food to struggling nations do more harm than good?

Shortly after President Obama announced the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan last June, government auditors released the latest in a …

Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds?

<b>Every 15 seconds a child dies of hunger, says a campaign by charities urging G8 leaders to pledge more aid for the world's poorest families - or every 10 seconds, according to the latest version of the slogan. But does this paint an accurate picture?</b><p>There is enough food for everyone, but not …

Immune System

Africa's 2016 crisis as 40 million battle hunger, and $4.5 billion needed urgently - not all is hell though

AFRICA is facing its worst food crisis in years, as El Nino rages across the continent; new analysis from <i>Mail & Guardian Africa</i> collating data from …

Bill Gates: GMOs Will End Starvation in Africa

This week, Bill and Melinda Gates spoke to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about how food biotechnology can …

Starvation and war: S.Sudan's 'peace' deal in action

Women and men queue to register with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) officials to receive food supplies, in Koch County, South Sudan on September 25, 2015 © AFP Waakhe Simon Wudu<p>Koch (South Sudan) (AFP) - On paper, the war is over in South Sudan, after rivals signed a peace deal to end …

“A forgotten crisis”: Mass starvation in Yemen as U.S.-backed Saudi war & blockade push millions to brink of famine

14 million Yemenis — over half the population — face hunger, the U.N. warns, saying “the numbers are staggering”<p>Mass starvation is ongoing in Yemen, the United Nations warns, calling it a "forgotten crisis." The poorest country in the Middle East may be on the brink of famine, while it faces …

This Nigerian child was on the brink of starvation until he was rescued by an aid worker — and his transformation is incredible

Now, new pictures shared by the aid worker who adopted him reveal the extraordinary transformation he has undergone in a matter of weeks.<p>An image of Danish philanthropist Anja Ringgren Lovén giving water to Hope was shared around the world at the end of January.<p>The boy's story has since sparked an …

Zimbabwe pleads for cash to stop mass starvation

Zimbabwe has appealed to local businesses and charities for more than $1.5bn aid to save more than a quarter of the population from starvation due to drought.<p>"The government of Zimbabwe requires a total of [$1.57bn] with effect from February to December 2016," Zimbabwe's vice president Emmerson …

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