Category: Africa News

East Africa: Second Wave of Locust Invasion to Hit in Two Months

| February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

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East African countries should brace themselves for a second round of invasion by the desert locusts in the next one to two months, Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture has warned. The swarms of locusts, which have spread to seven East African countries, have been laying eggs along their migratory paths expected to hatch between March and […]

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Africa: Munich Security Conference

| February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

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At the Munich Security Conference, Germany and other world powers raised concerns about the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel region. But African heads of state who had been invited were conspicuously absent. At the 56th Munich Security Conference in Germany, world powers turned to international defense issues with a focus on “Westlessness”–the idea that […]

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Uganda: ‘Queen of Katwe’ Actress Dies Aged 15

| February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Ugandan actress, Nikita Pearl Waligwa, actress who played the role of Lupita Nyong’o’s daughter in the Hollywood movie Queen of Katwe has died. Nikita, who acted as Gloria in the movie, died on Saturday night at TMR International Hospital, in Naalya, Kampala following a long battle with brain cancer. BRAIN TUMOUR The 15-year-old had a […]

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Africa: Poor Africans Brave Conflict in Yemen for Work in Saudi Arabia

| February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

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The International Organization for Migration reports despite Yemen’s brutal civil war, tens of thousands of desperately poor Africans continue to cross the Gulf of Aden each year into the conflict-ridden country in hopes of reaching Saudi Arabia and finding work. Nearly five years of civil war in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians, shattered the […]

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Nigeria: Rights Group Calls for War Crimes Probe Against Nigeria’s Military

| February 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

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A prominent human rights watchdog has called for an investigation into possible war crimes against Nigeria’s military in its fight against jihadists, which has resulted in the burning of entire villages and the displacement of residents. Osai Ojigho, director of Amnesty International Nigeria, has called for the probe. “These brazen acts of razing entire villages, […]

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