Attack on DR Congo camp leaves 59 dead

Attack on DR Congo camp leaves 59 dead

At least 59 people are dead and another 40 injured following an attack on a camp for homeless people in the eastern Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo. The machete attack on men, women and children happened late Tuesday in the Plaine Savo camp near Bule. Some 24,000 people…

Madagascar, Mozambique see impacts of Indian Ocean storm

Madagascar, Mozambique see impacts of Indian Ocean storm

Authorities in Madagascar have posted red warnings for much of the country’s north, as heavy rains and wind from a tropical weather system crossed the island late Saturday. “There is a lot of rain on the east side of the island,” said Météo Madagascar. “This case could result in flooding…

Death toll likely to rise in Ghana explosion

Death toll likely to rise in Ghana explosion

Emergency management officials in Ghana say an enormous explosion in the community of Apiate has leveled it, with the death toll still unknown as responders search through collapsed buildings. Ghana Police Service said the blast happened when a vehicle carrying explosives used for mining was passing through the village, between…

Heightened concern over volcano in Rwanda, DR Congo

Rwandan authorities have asked people living in the city of Rubavu to take precautions because of unhealthy air quality following new activity at the Mount Nyiragongo volcano, just across the border in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) did not directly attribute the poor air…

South Africa’s Desmond Tutu dies at age 90

South Africa’s beloved Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who stood alongside Nelson Mandela in the fight against apartheid and actively worked toward reconciliation in its wake, died on Sunday in Cape Town. He was 90 years old. “South Africa and the world have lost one of the great spirits and moral…

Africa sees surge in COVID cases

Health officials on the African continent are seeing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, with an 83% surge seen during the past week. The surge is driven by both the Delta and the Omicron variants, according to World Health Organization (WHO) experts who provided an update Tuesday. They warn that…

Botswana: Omicron found in foreign diplomats, but visiting from where?

Authorities in Botswana held a Sunday night press conference to discuss the latest information about the B.1.1.529 coronavirus variant first identified there. In the meantime, southern Africans are asking: Where did this variant actually come from? That’s because Botswana’s government said Friday that the four B.1.1.529 cases reported last week…

Islamic State claims role in Kampala blast, death toll rises to 4

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the twin bomb blasts that killed four people in Kampala on Tuesday, saying that three affiliated terrorists were responsible for the attacks along Parliament Avenue. The Ugandan Police Force has said that Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and aligned groups executed the attacks, the latest…