East Africa

Madagascar president targeted in assassination plot — prosecutors
World

Madagascar president targeted in assassination plot — prosecutors

Madagascan authorities claim to have foiled a conspiracy against President Andry Rajoelina, with several “foreign and Malagasy” suspects arrested. The public…
New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa
World

New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened…
‘Like I’m trapped’: Africans in China lockdown see no escape
World

‘Like I’m trapped’: Africans in China lockdown see no escape

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked…
Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes
World

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a…
Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa
World

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and…
High level Egyptian delegation checks on progress in Tanzanian Rufiji dam project
Egypt

High level Egyptian delegation checks on progress in Tanzanian Rufiji dam project

A high-level Egyptian delegation on Saturday visited the hydroelectric Stiegler’s Gorge dam project in Tanzania, which is being constructed by…
Bashir declares year-long state of emergency across Sudan
Middle East

Bashir declares year-long state of emergency across Sudan

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declared a nationwide state of emergency on Friday and dissolved the government in an effort to…
Kenya bomber’s journey offers cautionary tale of intel. failures
World

Kenya bomber’s journey offers cautionary tale of intel. failures

NAIROBI/MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – The bomber who blew himself up outside a Nairobi hotel last week, launching an attack that…
Ethiopia appoints its first female president
World

Ethiopia appoints its first female president

  Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) – Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed the country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, in a move hailed…
South Sudan foes agree ‘permanent’ ceasefire within 72 hours
Middle East

South Sudan foes agree ‘permanent’ ceasefire within 72 hours

  South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a “permanent” ceasefire to take effect within…
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