Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade

Famine has no less than 350,000 individuals in northern Ethiopia’s conflict-ravaged Tigray area, a hunger calamity larger in the meanwhile than anyplace else in the world, the United Nations and worldwide assist teams mentioned Thursday. With their joint announcement, the humanitarian officers for the primary time described the unfolding disaster…

Without Vaccine Boost, Many African Nations May Not Meet W.H.O. Goal

Only seven African nations, most of them small, are prone to meet the World Health Organization’s objective that every nation the world over be capable of vaccinate 10 p.c of its individuals in opposition to the coronavirus by September, the company mentioned on Thursday. It is a dire prospect for…

Boko Haram Leader Really Did Blow Himself Up, Audio Message Says

DAKAR, Senegal — The head of Nigeria’s best-known terrorist group, Boko Haram, has been reported lifeless many occasions earlier than. But now proof that this time he would possibly actually be lifeless has emerged by way of an audio message, apparently recorded by the pinnacle of a rival extremist group.…

T.B. Joshua, a Nigerian Celebrity Megachurch Pastor, Dies at 57

DAKAR, Senegal — One of the most well-liked and controversial evangelical pastors in Africa has died at 57 of unknown causes. Temitope Balogun Joshua, often known as T.B., based the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria. He died on Saturday after talking in a assembly on his tv channel,…

‘Hotel Rwanda’ Dissident Denied Food and Medicine in Prison, Family Says

NAIROBI, Kenya — Paul Rusesabagina, the outstanding dissident who was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film “Hotel Rwanda,” is being denied meals and medication in a jail in Rwanda the place he’s being held on terrorism-related fees, in accordance with his household, attorneys and basis, even because the 66-year-old has complained…

More than 100 People Killed in Attack in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Armed assailants killed round 100 civilians in an in a single day assault on a village in northern Burkina Faso, the federal government mentioned on Saturday, in one of many deadliest assaults in the Western African nation in years. The attackers struck throughout the night time…

Nigeria Bans Twitter After President’s Tweet Is Deleted

DAKAR, Senegal — Nigeria has blocked Twitter after the social media website deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened secessionist teams within the southeast of the nation who had been accountable for assaults on authorities places of work. The authorities suspended Twitter, which is utilized by tens of…

As Vaccine Delays Grind on Across Africa, the Coronavirus Surges

A sudden, sharp rise in coronavirus circumstances in lots of components of Africa may quantity to a continental third wave, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday, a portent of deeper bother for a continent whose immunization drives have been crippled by shortfalls in funding and vaccine doses. The W.H.O.,…

Libyan Fighters Attacked by a Potentially Unaided Drone, UN Says

A navy drone that attacked troopers throughout a battle in Libya’s civil battle final yr might have accomplished so with out human management, in accordance with a current report commissioned by the United Nations. The drone, which the report described as “a lethal autonomous weapons systems,” was powered by synthetic…