Category: Africa

Elephants, crocodiles kill 7 persons in Malawi

New managers, at the African Parks, say they will fence Liwonde National Park in Malawi, following the deaths of three poachers and four other persons through encounters with crocodiles and elephants.   Elephants and crocodiles…

African Migrants: payback time?

Since the beginning of this year a relentless flow of images from the Italian island of Lampedusa, the city of Calais, where the Eurotunnel starts, Bodrum in Turkey, the eastern islands of Greece, or the…

South Sudan: Salva rejects peace deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has refused to sign a final peace deal following talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, aimed at ending the country’s civil war. Pagan Amum, the secretary-general of South Sudan’s ruling…

40 migrants dead off Libyan coast, 320 rescued

At least 40 migrants have died and 320 were rescued from an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya.   The fatalities were believed caused by what appeared to be inhalation of…

Containment of wild polio: Ethiopia praises EU

The support from the European Union (EU) has successfully contributed to efforts to contain the spread of the wild polio virus in Ethiopia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced. This is contained in…