New experts arrive in Mayotte to assess quake-swarm damage

New experts arrive in Mayotte to assess quake-swarm damage

The weeks-long earthquake swarm in Mayotte continues, as a new team of seismic experts arrives Monday to begin estimates on the vulnerability of buildings and assess the level of damage on the Indian Ocean island nation. The French territory is home to about a quarter million people, historically and culturally…

Specialists arrive in Mayotte to deal with quake crisis

Specialists arrive in Mayotte to deal with quake crisis

A team of French government specialists in seismology and civil security arrives in Mayotte on Friday, as the small Indian Ocean island continues to experience the jolting of an earthquake swarm that began on May 10. Their arrival follows a request for support from Dominique Sorain, the new prefect for…

BRGM continues quake swarm updates as Mayotte closes schools

BRGM continues quake swarm updates as Mayotte closes schools

The small Indian Ocean island of Mayotte continues to experience an earthquake swarm that began on May 10, according to BRGM Mayotte, the France-based geological agency serving the territory. Schools in some parts of the island have now been temporarily closed as a precaution. Several hundred earthquakes have been recorded…

Swaziland cracks down on private school operators

Authorities in Swaziland are cracking down on private schools, with at least 21 of them declared illegal and closed because of failure to comply with ministry of education requirements. “You cannot just wake up today and decide to operate a school. There are set standards that must be met,” said…

Cameroon citizens join lawyers’ protest in streets of Bamenda

Lawyers in Cameroon occupied the court complex in Bamenda on Tuesday, demanding that their voices be heard in the ongoing battle over education and legal reforms. The protesting lawyers were met with a heavy security-force presence in and around the court building, the Cameroon Concord reports. Local media accounts also…

As Turkey’s war on Gulen escalates, so does impact on Africa

The latest round in Turkey’s internal war on Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen movement followers came late Saturday, when new decrees appeared in the nation’s Official Gazette.  They extend the crackdown on Turkey’s media outlets, establish control over university administration and push Turkey’s initial state of emergency into January. Another 10,000…