[Radio Dabanga] Brussels -On Tuesday, the European Commission announced an emergency aid package worth ?82 million as famine is declared in South Sudan for the first time since the country gained independence in 2011.
[Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries] Pretoria -The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana will this morning, 24 February 2017, sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the Entry and Exit Animal Inspection and Quarantine with Chinese Vice Minister of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Mr LI Yuaping during the Launch of the Operation Phakisa on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development by President Jacob Zuma in Roodeplaat, Pretoria.
[RFI] An international donor conference in Oslo, Norway aiming to raise a chunk of the 1.4 billion euros the United Nations says it needs to address deepening food insecurity in the region this year. Earlier this week the United Nations said 1.4 million children were in danger of dying because of famines in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.
[Nation] At least eight people have died while 24 others have been injured by wild animals in Lamu County in the past one month following the ravaging drought that has caused a rise in human-wildlife conflicts.