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Egypt rejects Israeli plans for Rafah crossing, sources say

Egypt rejects Israeli plans for Rafah crossing, sources say

Egypt has rejected an Israeli proposal for the two countries to coordinate to re-open the Rafah crossing between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip, and to manage its future operation, two Egyptian security sources said.   Officials from Israeli security service Shin Bet pr

Man rescued five days after South Africa building collapse

Man rescued five days after South Africa building collapse

A man was rescued from the rubble five days after a deadly building collapse in South Africa in what Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said was “nothing short of a miracle”. Officials said in a statement that of 81 people who were on site when the five-story building collapsed on Monday

Death toll from Kenya floods rises to 267

Death toll from Kenya floods rises to 267

At least 267 people have been killed by flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in Kenya since mid-March, the government said on Friday. According to the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, 188 people have been injured and 75 are missing. In addition, 281,835 people have been d

Chad votes in first Sahel presidential poll since wave of coups

Chad votes in first Sahel presidential poll since wave of coups

Chadians lined up on Monday to vote three years after military leader Mahamat Idris Deby seized power, in the first presidential election in Africa’s Sahel region since a wave of coups. Analysts say Deby, who took over the day rebels killed his long-ruling father Idriss Deby in April 2021, i

Death toll from Kenya floods rises to 228

Death toll from Kenya floods rises to 228

The number of people killed by flooding and other impacts of the heavy rains battering Kenya has risen to 228, the interior ministry said on Sunday. The torrential rains that have caused widespread flooding and landslides across the country in recent weeks are forecast to worsen in May. In a stat

Kenya flood death toll rises to 179

Kenya flood death toll rises to 179

Floods and landslides across Kenya have killed 179 people since March, with hundreds of thousands forced to leave their homes, the government said on Wednesday, as dozens more were killed in neighbouring Tanzania and Burundi. Torrential rain and floods have destroyed homes, roads, bridges and othe

African farmers look to past, future to address climate change

African farmers look to past, future to address climate change

From ancient fertiliser methods in Zimbabwe to new greenhouse technology in Somalia, farmers across the heavily agriculture-reliant African continent are looking to the past and future to respond to climate change. Africa, with the world's youngest population, faces the worst effects of a warming

World Bank suspends Tanzania tourism fund over abuse allegations

World Bank suspends Tanzania tourism fund over abuse allegations

The World Bank has suspended new disbursements from a $150 million fund to expand a national park in southern Tanzania, a spokesperson said on Wednesday, after the lender received allegations of killings and evictions by rangers last year. Two anonymous complainants have accused rangers from the R

21 dead, 23 missing after boat capsizes off Djibouti coast: IOM

21 dead, 23 missing after boat capsizes off Djibouti coast: IOM

Twenty one migrants died and another 23 are missing after a boat carrying 77 people capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the second such incident in two weeks, the United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday. The boat's occupants included children, the International Organization for Migration (