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World hunger threat Shown By Arab Protests:Economist

February 13, 2011 Comments off

DAKAR: Uprisings across the Arab world are just a foretaste of the instability facing other poor states unless a global food crisis is tackled, leading development economist Jeffrey Sachs said on Saturday.

Popular anger at rising food prices has been an explosive ingredient in the mix of grievances that triggered the fall of leaders in Egypt and Tunisia, and is now putting the heat on authorities in Algeria and Jordan.

Sachs, a long-time adviser of governments and world agencies on the fight against poverty, said the root causes applied right across an already unstable belt of states stretching from Iraq through the Sahara to the shores of Read more…

Drought ravages northern Kenya

February 10, 2011 Comments off

Millions of people in northern Kenya are facing hunger and an uncertain future as a drought continues to destroy their crops and livestock.

The drought is also taking its toll on the population’s health and the number of malnourished and ill, increases by the day. And there seems to be little respite.

With no rains forecast over the next three months and the government saying that the country’s food reserves are dwindling fast, some in this region might not make it through.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Turkana, in Kenya.