Thursday, August 25, 2011

World Watch: Famine

* Africa: Donors at the African Union summit pledged $351 million in aid to combat a spreading famine though some activists expressed doubts over the figure.

* World: Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to bring heavy rains and whipping winds to Taiwan and the Phillipines while the East Coast of the U.S. is bracing for Hurricane Irene.

* Libya: The search continues for Moammar Gadhafi while rebels continue to make progress in Tripoli against loyalist forces.

* Sri Lanka: President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced that he would end the country's emergency wartime laws that have been in the books for nearly three decades.

Online Sources - Voice of America, CBS News, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters
Image Source - AP via The Guardian ("Muslim clerics walk along a dirt road outside Dadaab, eastern Kenya. A forthcoming interactive will look at the relief effort in the area.")

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