Southern African countries have launched an emergency appeal for $2.8bn (£2.1bn) to help feed nearly 40 million people hit by one of the worst regional droughts in 35 years.

Some 18 million people from seven southern Africa countries require emergency food aid, according to the latest report by World Food Programme.

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

In Mozambique, at least 1.5 million people are in need of help because of an El Niño-induced drought, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

For a large majority of Euro-MPs, the G7’s decision to base its programme for food security in Africa on intensive agriculture is a mistake.

THE number of people struggling to get food in Southern Africa is projected to hit more than 49 million before the end of 2016 as a number of countries declare states of emergency.

The European Union and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have pledged to release €30 million for the reduction of chronic malnutrition in Mozambique.This followed an appeal by Mozambique’

The main purpose of FAO’s Social Protection Framework is to serve as a basis for the provision of more effective support to countries in delivering social protection to fight hunger, malnutrition and poverty in coherence with agricultural, food security, nutrition and rural development efforts.

The provincial prosecutor’s office in the central Mozambican province of Manica, along the border with Zimbabwe, has expressed concern over the increased number of illegal loggers of timber, some o

More than 500 houses have been damaged by a major storm which swept through Mozambique’s port city of Beira in the central province of Sofala on Saturday, APA learns here on Sunday.