A severe drought in the Horn of Africa—which includes Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti—is affecting almost nine million people, causing widespread hunger in the region while stripping local farmers of their livelihood, the United Nations’ World Food Program announced Wednesday.
Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, have being touted as the go-to tool for targeting militants in far-flung locales and for keeping an eye on the progression of radical groups. Now, as these mysterious aircrafts begin to rack up miles in Africa, BET.com looks at where the drones are flying and why.
The U.S. State Department announced an unprecedented one-day closure of more than 20 embassies and consulates in the Middle East after a possible threat was posed. The next day they extended the closure for 19 of those posts.
Somalia’s famine has officially come to an end, the United Nations announced Friday. However, although the situation has improved, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization warned that famine could return unless action is taken to prevent droughts and restore food security.