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East Africa: Caught Between Drought And Conflict

On the peninsula often referred to as the Horn of Africa lies drylands that stretch up to 637,657 km2. This is Somalia, home to over 15 million people suffering from the harshest impacts of climate change as well as escalating internal conflicts. Somalia is on the frontline of climate change and has experienced more than 30 […]Read More

Over 1 Million People In Madagascar In Need Of Urgent

Amnesty International has asked the world and Madagascar’s government to step up relief efforts for over a million people affected by drought in southern Madagascar. More than a million people on Madagascar’s parched southern tip are on the brink of famine and some are already dying, the global rights watchdog said in a report on […]Read More

What To Know About The New Malaria Vaccine

With close to half a million deaths from malaria in 2019, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization has approved for the first time a new vaccine that scientists have spent decades working on. However, with only a 30 to 40 percent efficacy, some have questioned its worth among… You must be registered to […]Read More

NGO Reports Dehumanizing Detention Of Over 5000 Migrants In Libya

A human rights worker for the Norwegian Refugee Council has reported the detention of up to 5,000 refugees in Lybia since Friday, October 1, 2021. The allegations were made on Sunday, after a crackdown on Friday by the Libyan police force against migrants. “This is the largest crackdown on migrants in Libya that we’ve seen in […]Read More

Scores Of Villages Killed In Ethiopia’s Amhara Region, Officials Say

Local officials have said more than 120 civilians were massacred in Ethiopia’s Amhara region earlier this month by Tigray forces, but the group from neighbouring Tigray have denied their involvement. The killings in Chenna village, near the town of Dabat, took place in early September, according to Sewnet Wubalem, the local administrator in Dabat, and […]Read More

Ethnic Violence In Cameroon Forces Thousands To Flee

According to the UN, over 10,000 people, mostly women and children, have fled into Chad from northern Cameroon after deadly clashes between herding and fishing communities. The violence erupted on Tuesday in the Far North region, a part of the country that is wedged between Nigeria to the west and Chad to the east. At […]Read More

‘282 Million Africans Malnourished’

The United Nations in a report has said that the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic heightened global hunger in African countries. The UN noted that this global hunger accounted for 282 million malnourished people in the African continent. The report titled, ‘UN report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger, Africa posting biggest jump, […]Read More

Plane Crash In Congo Kills Everyone Onboard

A small turboprop Let L-410 aircraft belonging to the Congolese company Kin Avia has crashed at about noon (10:00 GMT) on Wednesday, June 16, killing everyone on board. Officials from the Congolese Airways Authority and the aviation authority of the Democratic Republic of Congo said the cargo plane descended a few minutes after taking off from […]Read More

Death Toll in Burkina Faso Rises To 132, 40 Wounded

The government has announced the death of at least 139 people in the northern part of Burkina Faso. The assailants struck during the night on Friday, killing and burning homes of the residents of the village of Solhan in Yagha province, which borders Niger. The overnight assault which claimed the life of up to seven […]Read More

Tribal Clash in South Darfur Leaves 36 Dead

The UN has warned of a threatening large scale conflict following news of clashes between Arab and non-Arab tribes in South Darfur over the weekend. At least 36 people have been confirmed dead and several dozens wounded after disputes broke out on Saturday between the Arab Taisha and ethnic African Fallata tribes in the remote […]Read More