The U.N. Security Council on Monday slapped additional sanctions on Eritrea for allegedly providing support to armed groups seeking to destabilize Somalia and other parts of the Horn of Africa.
Somali pirates are notorious for being behind a spate hijackings on the high seas but their activities have also exacerbated food shortages in the Horn of Africa, a senior official from the African Development Bank has said.
Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia remain missing but a Somali man who was believed abducted with them has been arrested, a Danish aid organization said Wednesday.
The World Bank said that it is increasing funding to the war-wracked and drought-stricken Horn of Africa to $1.88 billion from more than $500 million, a generous gesture that coincides with a U.N. mini-summit on the devastated region.
As the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought for 60 years, there are reports of growing conflict between people and wildlife over the region's limited resources.
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, take time to rekindle a spirit of giving many of us felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks by donating your time to a worthy cause. We are challenging you to volunteer 11 hours to impact your own world, right now. This year we watched a tsunami hit Japan, tornadoes ravage the Southeast and Midwest, and a famine in the Horn of Africa put 750,000 people in danger of imminent starvation. There is no better time to honor the past by making an impact on the present.
More than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa have been impacted by the worst drought in 60 years.
While the Horn of Africa region is suffering the devastating effects of food shortages, a senior World Bank official says it is time for Africa to focus on its agriculture sector.
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The African Union plans to host a delayed summit Thursday to raise funds for famine victims amid mounting criticism over the continent's weak response to the disaster.
Images of Ethiopia's leafy, green vegetation may not match everyone's idea of what a drought should look like but this is the other face of the catastrophe affecting millions in the region.
Millions of people are suffering in the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa, but help is on the way thanks to relief groups from around the world.
The nonprofit run by CNN Hero Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is feeding 24,000 children daily in northern Kenya.
I will never forget holding my newborn baby in my arms watching a television report on the 1987 famine in Ethiopia -- hearing the haunting cries of babies whose hunger could not be met by their anguished mothers.
Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Josette Sheeran says feeding the world needs a global response.
An aid worker discusses what it's like for drought victims and refugees in the Horn of Africa.
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Somalia struggles with famine, and U2?s Bono calls for greater international attention to the crisis.
Why should Americans care about the unfolding crisis in Somalia when our own economy is in chaos?
Former Sen. Bill Frist talks to Anderson Cooper about the Somali famine crisis.
Walk through the aftermath of fighting between African Union peacekeepers and Al Shabaab fighters in Somalia.
A new social media campaign hopes to harness the power of celebrities and a Bob Marley song to help bring awareness to the thousands suffering from the famine in the Horn of Africa.
CNN's Errol Barnett travels with the first UNHCR airlifed aid into Mogadishu, Somalia, in five years.
Humphry Musyoka, a doctor at the world's largest refugee camp, knows well how quickly dehydration can ravage the body of a child.
CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on the dire conditions faced by kids that arrive at a refugee camp in Kenya.
For the first time in five years, a relief agency dedicated to refugees airlifted emergency aid into the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday, according to a spokesman.
At least seven Somali civilians were killed Friday morning when people trying to take food clashed with government troops at the Badbaado refugee camp in Mogadishu, a witness told CNN.
CNN's John Vause takes a look at the challenges facing the U.N. and other agencies dealing with the famine in Somalia.
Portella of Mercy Corps documents drought and desperation in East Africa.
I recently visited Garissa, Kenya -- a city of at least 180,000 people not far from the border with Somalia -- and areas to the north to see how this year's drought has impacted families in the area.
They have become refugees so they can eat, sometimes walking for days to reach a camp where they might find something to fill their aching bellies. After the head of the United Nations' refugee agency got a firsthand look at the suffering people of East Africa, he said Friday his heart was broken.
African migrants heading to Israel face torture and slavery at the hands of human traffickers. Kevin Flower reports.
At least 10 people being smuggled by boat died in the Gulf of Aden "after a two-day journey from Somalia to Yemen," the United Nations' refugee agency said Tuesday.
Pirates seized an Italian-flagged vessel off the Horn of Africa on Thursday morning, the European Union's anti-piracy taskforce said.
Pirates firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades seized an oil tanker Monday off the Horn of Africa, the European Union's anti-piracy taskforce said.
A federal court sentenced a Somali man to nearly 34 years in prison Wednesday for acts related to high-seas piracy after he and three other men hijacked a U.S.-flagged ship as it cruised past the Horn of Africa.
Somalia's new prime minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, won the backing of lawmakers Sunday to become the head of government, the president's office announced.
The leader of Somalia's transitional government says his war-torn nation is suffering from the "twin danger of terrorism and piracy."
Somali pirates Tuesday released two hijacked ships that have been held for more than four months, the European Union anti-piracy task force announced.
A U.S. warship has rescued 16 Pakistani mariners stranded in a life raft near the wreckage of their fishing vessel off the Horn of Africa, the U.S. navy said Tuesday.
Ethiopians went to the polls Sunday in an election analysts say will likely return the prime minister back into power after more than a decade leading the Horn of Africa nation.
U.S. and Omani warships have rescued most of the crew of a hijacked Indian ship in the northern Indian Ocean and captured 10 suspected pirates, but other marauders successfully seized a Turkish cargo ship, allied navies reported Wednesday.
A Taiwanese fishing vessel that was seized by pirates and anchored off the Somali coast for nearly 10 months was released Thursday night, the European Union Naval Force Somalia reported.
Sailors who've been hijacked often say they never saw the pirates coming.
Sailors who've been hijacked often say they never saw the pirates coming.
Somalis forced to flee war and drought are living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions at home and in neighboring countries, including in Kenya and Ethiopia, an aid agency said Thursday.
Around 204,000 people have fled their homes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu as a result of a militant offensive against government forces, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Al Qaeda operatives are leaving the battle zones along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and heading for Somalia and Yemen, where they have set up training camps, according to U.S. intelligence officials.
Somalia needs international help to fight Islamist extremists battling for power in the lawless Horn of Africa nation, the country's moderate Islamist president said Monday.
Richard Phillips, the cargo-ship captain whose capture by pirates triggered a dramatic U.S. Navy rescue off the coast of Africa, called on the federal government Thursday to provide military escorts for international shipping vessels.
Russian authorities detained 29 suspected Somali pirates in waters off the Horn of Africa, a Russian state-run news agency reported Wednesday.
Both the United States and France pulled off-high profile rescues in the waters off the Horn of Africa in the past week, killing a total of five pirates to free hostages who had been holed up for days.
Tensions escalate in the waters off Africa over Capt. Richard Phillips
A U.S. warship arrived before dawn Thursday near a 28-foot lifeboat holding four pirates and the kidnapped captain of a U.S.-flagged cargo ship, officials said.
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The U.S. Navy has captured seven suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the first arrests by a U.S.-led task force set up to curb rampant piracy off the Horn of Africa, a Navy spokesman said Wednesday.
A Russian naval ship rescued a Dutch container vessel under attack by suspected Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the head of the International Maritime Bureau said Wednesday.
A reporter for Somalia's Shabelle Radio was shot and killed Thursday during a gun battle south of Mogadishu, the network reported.
German sailors foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo ship off the coast of Yemen, the German Defense Ministry said.
A group of Iranian warships steamed into the Gulf of Aden, joining an expanding list of navies sent to protect shipping routes from Somali pirates, state-run media reported Saturday.
China plans to send a fleet of ships to help patrol the pirate-infested waters off the Horn of Africa, Chinese media reported Thursday.
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution on Tuesday aimed at combating piracy along the Horn of Africa by allowing military forces to chase pirates onto land in cases of "hot pursuit."
The Indian navy captured 23 piracy suspects who tried to take over a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Indian officials said.
The United States and other Western powers have "exacerbated Somalia's downward spiral" and must revise their policies in the east African country, a Human Rights Watch report has warned.
Fourteen sailors are still missing from a Thai trawler that was sunk last week by the Indian navy as a suspected pirate ship, the vessel's owner said Tuesday.
Five Indian sailors who were among the crew of a Japanese-owned cargo ship hijacked by pirates and held for two months before a ransom was paid said Monday their captivity was "total desperation."
More than $150 million has been paid to pirates around the Horn of Africa over the past 12 months, Kenya's foreign minister said Friday.
An Islamic militia took over two strategic towns in Somalia Tuesday in a territory grab by the strengthening insurgency, a regional commander told CNN.
France captured nine pirates and handed them over to Somalia for trial. But it's the weakness of the Somali state that has encouraged piracy in the first place
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks with Tim Irwin of the UNHCR about reports that smugglers forced refugees overboard.
Dozens of bodies washed ashore Friday in Yemen after smugglers threw nearly 150 Somali migrants overboard in shark-infested waters, the latest such tragedy in one of the most lawless stretches of ocean in the world
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Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people including children and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months, witnesses said
Somalia's new opposition leader said Friday his supporters could take up arms against U.N. peacekeepers if they deploy in the lawless country and side with the country's weak government
U.S. Marines at Camp Lemonier -- the only American military base on the African continent -- spend much of their time vaccinating livestock, repairing schools and giving medical training.
The U.N. Security Council on Monday gave nations new powers to pursue pirates into the waters off Somalia, an effort to combat a new spate of hijackings off the Horn of Africa.
A French yacht. A Japanese tanker. A Spanish fishing boat. After several years of decline, pirates are striking with increasing frequency on the high seas.
Pirates who seized a Spanish fishing boat Sunday off the coast of Somalia have apparently demanded money for the release of the 26 crew members, Spanish state radio RNE said Monday.
As the frequency of piracy on the high seas grows, many ship owners aren't willing to wait for the navy to help them out
A French journalist kidnapped while producing a television documentary about human trafficking in Somalia said he is "quite okay," and has been allowed to use a mobile phone to talk to his girlfriend in France, according to a short phone interview he gave to a Somali journalist.
Around 200 Africans migrants are feared dead after two boats they were traveling in sank off the coast of Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.
The crew members of a North Korean freighter regained control of their ship from pirates who hijacked the vessel off Somalia, but not without a deadly fight, the U.S. Navy reported Tuesday.
A U.S. destroyer has entered Somali territorial waters in pursuit of a Japanese-owned ship loaded with benzene that was hijacked by pirates over the weekend, military officials said Monday.
More than seven years after most of the world marked the start of the 21st century, Ethiopia is putting the finishing touches to its own millennium bash.
Somalian Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi survived a suicide vehicle bomb blast that heavily damaged his home Sunday, his spokesman said.
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The Islamic militia that has claimed control of Somalia's capital Mogadishu still faces opposition from some of residents and is unlikely to be able to form a new government, according to observers.
An Islamic militia said Monday it has seized Somalia's capital after weeks of some of the bloodiest fighting in 15 years of anarchy in the Horn of Africa nation.
The 10 crew members missing after the crash of two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters off the coast of the eastern African nation of Djibouti "have been accounted for," the U.S. military said Saturday.
Two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters crashed into the water off the coast of the east African nation of Djibouti late Friday. Two of the 12 people aboard the choppers were rescued and the search continued for the 10 others, the Pentagon said.
Ethiopian security forces held a number of opposition leaders under house arrest Thursday, a day after police and troops fired into crowds killing at least 22 people in the country's worst bloodshed in four years.
The death toll from clashes between protesters and security forces in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa has risen to at least 22 in a third day of unrest following a disputed election.
President Bush addressed the nation in his weekly radio address Saturday, October 23, 2004.
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