Official declaration will make it easier for Western aid agencies to raise the money to buy the food the country needs to prevent starvation
The drought has prompted fears of a repeat of the devastating famine in 1984, when nearly 1 million people died
Impact of droughts and heatwaves stronger in recent decades, especially in developed countries
Having found an underground lake the size of Windermere in Kenya, Alain Gachet tells John Lichfield how his radar scanning technique can reveal immense reservoirs of water under the most barren and impoverished territories on Earth
Paul Lambert confirmed he wanted to sign the striker who he worked with at Norwich
Former world No 1 Rory McIlroy believes he has his mojo back and wants to win two majors this year.
Tom Huddlestone produced a midfield ‘masterclass’ for Hull
Kevin Keen has been preparing the Baggies for the third round clash
Frankel himself struggled to preserve the dignity of Glorious Goodwood last year, when obliged to compete with the London Olympics. Today the fixture’s claims as the most charming ritual of the British Turf are threatened with dilution only by the weather forecast, which has rather too equivocal a look for the liking of either punters or aesthetes. The latter most cherish the swaying backdrop of cornfields and woodland when bathed in sunlight; while the former have more practical distaste for rain clouds.
The United Nations has admitted that a delay in declaring a famine in Somalia in 2011 cost additional lives, after a new report revealed that more than a quarter of a million people died, half of them young children.
Everton play Arsenal at the Emirates tonight
A note uncovered by a BBC News Freedom of Information request showed the organisation made the concession after April 2012 became the wettest on record
Last year was the wettest on record in England and the second wettest ever seen in the UK, the Met Office has announced.
It may be America's largest waterway, but now even the mighty Mississippi is being choked by drought, as historically low water levels threaten to halt the flow of vital commodities from the heart of the US, with potentially devastating economic consequences.
These eerie pictures from North Korea were taken by photographer David Guttenfelder. He describes what it is like to capture life inside the world's most secretive country.
Hangeland returned from suspension last night as Fulham recorded first win in eight matches