Monthly Archives: May 2022

Drought Affects Almost Half of Somalia as Famine Looms

At a news conference in Mogadishu, Somalia’s special envoy for humanitarian issues on Monday said more than six million Somalis were affected by the record drought.Abdurahman Abdishakur Warsameh said the number of people suffering was quickly approachi…

Rwanda, DRC Leaders to Discuss M23 Rebel Group

The head of the African Union is calling on Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to lower tensions. The DRC accuses Rwanda of supporting the rebel group M23, which continues to battle the Congolese army in eastern Congo. But analysts are doubtfu…

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Killing 15 in East Congo Village

Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least 15 civilians in a village in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the militant group said on an affiliated Telegram channel.A rights group and a local offic…

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…