Daily Archives: May 30, 2022

African Union ‘gravely concerned’ by Rwanda-DR Congo tension

DAKAR— African Union chair Macky Sall called for “calm and dialogue” between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda after both sides accused each other of supporting rebel groups operating along their shared border.“I am gravely concerned ab…

Some African Countries Want Ban on Elephant Ivory Reconsidered

Some African countries with elephant populations say they want to lift an international ban on ivory trading and culling elephant herds. Representatives meeting in Zimbabwe ahead of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species later this…

Chad: Around 100 dead, 40 wounded in clashes between artisanal gold miners

N’DJAMENA— Around 100 people have died in clashes between gold miners in northern Chad, Defence Minister General Daoud Yaya Brahim said on Monday.Violence broke out on May 23 at Kouri Bougoudi near the Libyan border, sparked by a “mundane dispute betwe…

Over 100 Gold Miners Killed in Clashes, Says Chad Government

Clashes last week between gold miners in the country’s north left more than 100 people dead, the Chadian government said.The clashes took place May 23 and 24 in the Kouri Bougoudi district, near the border with Libya. The area is home to many unregulat…