Locust swarms arrive in South Sudan, threatening more misery

Swarms of locusts which are wreaking havoc across East Africa have now arrived in South Sudan, the government said Tuesday, threatening more misery in one of the world’s most vulnerable nations. Billions of desert locusts, some in swarms the size…

Coal Plant Project In Kenya-Hazardous To Environment

As the world migrates to clean energy production so as to reduce environmental degradation, environment experts in Kenya are opposing the construction of a coal plant in Kenya’s coastal region of Lamu County, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site….

Commonwealth Secretary-General Statement On Cameroon Deaths

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has issued the following statement in response to an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon on 14 February which left 23 people dead, the majority of them children. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “I strongly condemn…

Ten dead in attack in eastern DR Congo’s Beni region

Ten people were killed in an attack late Monday in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where a notorious militia has killed hundreds since October, a local official and a military officer said. Hundreds of people were fleeing the…

Togo protest hotbed in lockdown as vote approaches

When Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe took to the stage for an election rally in the city of Sokode this month, the crowd chanted the campaign’s popular catchphrase: “Knockout blow!” It was a potent message in a city that was once…

Cameroon Gov’t Admits Responsibility For Ngarbuh Massacre

Yaounde, Defence Ministry spokesman has admitted that Ngarbuh massacre of 14 February 2020 was an unfortunate accident. They promise investigations.Over three dozen unarmed civilians were murdered by Cameroon soldiers in Ngarbuh, Ntumbaw Subdivision Northwestern Cameroons in what defence ministry spokesman…

Morocco fortress village hopes to draw ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

Millions worldwide may have seen the desert fortress in the hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones”, but fewer know they can visit the Moroccan village of Ait-Ben-Haddou. The fortified old settlement at the foot of the majestic Atlas mountains enchanted…

Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

Twenty people, many of them women and children, were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, sources said. “We have a provisional toll of 20 dead,” a medical source said….

Pompeo hails Angola’s anti-graft campaign

Visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday lauded Angolan President Joao Lourenco’s anti-corruption drive, which has seen him pursue his predecessor’s children over accusations they fleeced state coffers. Last month, Angola indicted Isabel dos Santos, the 46-year-old billionaire…

Cape Town can evict refugee squatters from central square: court

A South African court Monday granted an order to Cape Town authorities to remove hundreds of refugees who have been squatting for four months on a busy street of the popular tourist destination. Judge Daniel Thulare said the city had…