The Japanese government has donated five million US dollars to help the World Food Programme (WFP) provide food assistance between September and November 2016 to over 300,000 drought-affected peopl

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 23 million farmers in drought-hit Southern Africa need urgent help to prepare for the next planting season with only a few weeks left before it begins, the

Mafios Ganyari tills a dry, patch of land, coaxing a few thin cassava tubers from the soil. This year's harvest has been poor. Mafios has barely enough to feed his family.

The Southern African economic bloc said it would appeal for $2.7 billion from the international community to help more than 23 million people in "urgent need" because of a blistering drought.

The United Nations' food agency said on Thursday it needed $730 million over the next 12 months for relief in seven southern African countries hit hard by a blistering drought and faced a $610 mill

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will increase loans to Malawi by $76.8 million, the global lender said on Monday following an economic review of the drought-hit country.

Lusaka — The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a $549m (Shs1.8 trillion) plan to support countries deal with drought and other effects of climate change on the continent.

Windhoek — Agriculture Minister John Mutorwa expects Cabinet to finalise its recommendations on a revised drought relief food scheme this week or at the latest by next week and will thereafter info

Supreme Court in this 53-page verdict delivered on May 11, 2016 pulled up the government over a lack of preparedness for the drought which struck at least 10 states across the country. The apex court ordered creating a national plan to tackle the crisis, a disaster fund and standard procedures for declaring areas drought-hit.

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) group president Akinwumi Adesina says the institution has released a relief package of US$549 million in support of 14 countries most affected by the ongoing dro