Kenya investigates sale of native baobab trees to Georgian site

Kenya investigates sale of native baobab trees to Georgian site

Kenyan officials have shut down a plan to ship eight native baobab trees to the nation of Georgia, instead insisting that it’s critical to protect Kenya’s own biodiversity and honor its international commitments. “The Convention on Biological Diversity has three objectives,” said Soipan Tuya, who was appointed Kenya’s Environment and…

EU on COP27 deal: ‘We have treated some of the symptoms’

EU on COP27 deal: ‘We have treated some of the symptoms’

The now-completed COP27 climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh have resulted in a deal on loss and damages to help the world’s most vulnerable nations cope with climate change impacts they already experience. The outcome of the talks, which extended past the deadline as negotiators hammered out details, were welcomed by…

Côte d’Ivoire, UK latest to pull troops out of Mali

Côte d’Ivoire, UK latest to pull troops out of Mali

Côte d’Ivoire has been one of the Top 10 nations to contribute troops to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, but the government has announced it’s pulling out of the mission in a letter sent to the UN. The letter, according to Radio France International (RFI), confirms Abidjan’s decision…

African leaders congratulate Brazil’s Lula on election win

President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique was among the first global leaders to congratulate Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who won a close presidential election Sunday against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. “It was a victory won by perseverance, humility, faith in justice and, above all, it was a victory for the…

Ebola confirmed in Kampala as virus continues to spread

Ugandan officials say they’re now concerned about the spread of Ebola virus in the capital city of Kampala, following the death of a man who traveled there from affected regions. Minister of Health Dr. Jane Aceng told local media outlets that another 42 people who may have been exposed through…

West African nations conduct maritime security exercises

Twenty African nations, along with European partners and the United States, are participating in the Grand African Navy Exercise for Maritime Operations (NEMO) in the Gulf of Guinea. The exercise, led by French forces, is designed to support cooperative security efforts in West African waters. Along with coastal and island…

Uganda’s Ebola outbreak suspected to have crossed into South Sudan

The Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda may have spread into neighboring South Sudan, although authorities there are still working to confirm active cases. Health Minister Yolanda Awel, meeting with President Salva Kiir on Monday, confirmed that suspected cases have been identified and isolated near the country’s border with Uganda, according…

Ebola deaths rise to 23 as Uganda outbreak spreads

Officials in Uganda say the death toll has risen to 23 people, following confirmation of an Ebola virus outbreak in the village of Ngabano, in the Mubende district of the country’s central region. Currently there are 36 cases under investigation, 18 of them confirmed and 18 of them probable cases….

Death toll rises to 11 in Uganda’s new Ebola outbreak

Officials in Uganda say the death toll has risen to 11 people, just days after confirming a new Ebola virus outbreak in the village of Ngabano, in the Mubende district of the country’s central region. The new total includes eight people who died in the community and another three who…

New Ebola outbreak confirmed in Uganda

Officials in Uganda confirmed a new Ebola virus outbreak on Tuesday, following the death of a 24-year-old male living in the village of Ngabano, in the Mubende district of the country’s central region. The Ministry of Health said blood samples tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute found the man…

Ruto sworn in as new president of Kenya

President William Ruto has taken office in Kenya, following a swearing-in ceremony at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi. Ruto, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate declared winner over Raila Odinga following last month’s contentious election, promised to be the leader of all Kenyans and work toward their economic…