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Africa: Famine and the Machine

analysis By Ben Parker In the runup to a 2011 famine in Somalia that killed over 250,000 people, there were 78 warnings. Last year famine nearly happened again, not only in Somalia but in Yemen, South Sudan, and West Africa’s Lake Chad region. Now, a multi-billion dollar venture is betting …

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Melania Trump Raises Eyebrows in Africa With Another White Hat

She is contributing to the Trump administration’s mixed signaling, participating in a ceremonial donation of over one million textbooks in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, on Thursday, even as President Trump has suggested deep cuts to foreign aid funding that could supply future donations. In each country on …

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C. Payne Lucas, Leader in Aid to Africa, Is Dead at 85

“Health, education and agriculture — those were the three things we were involved in at the beginning,” Mr. Lucas recalled in a 2014 video interview for Africare. “Then we got involved in community development, in which you did things to help the community function, help them build schools, help them …

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