3 Italians and 1 Togolese kidnapped in southern Mali, says mayor

A mayor in southern Mali says gunmen kidnapped a family of Italian missionaries from their home along with their Togolese maid In BABA AHMED Associated Press May 20, 2022, 9:16 pm • 2 minutes reading share on facebookshare on twitterEmail this article BAMAKO, Mali – Gunmen have kidnapped an Italian family and their Togolese maid … Read more

18 million in Sahel Africa on the brink of famine — Global Issues

Food insecurity is expected to reach its highest level since 2014, warned the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). lean season in #Sahel is approaching. Millions of people are being pushed to the margins of survival. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger, the situation has reached alarming levels. There is … Read more

Young survivors and activists will hold governments to account for the call to action to end child labor — global issues

Our voices must be heard and heard – now and in the future, say child labor survivors and activists at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor in Durban Badaku Marandi (India, survivor), Rajesh Jatav (India, survivor), Selimatha Dziedzorm Salifu (Ghana, survivor), Divin Ishimwe (Burundi activist), Esther Gomani (Malawi, activist), Rebekka Nghilalulwa … Read more

Monkeypox spreading in Europe, US leaves African scientists baffled | News

As more cases of smallpox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored several outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s unusual spread in developed countries. Cases of smallpox-related illness have not previously been seen among people with no ties to Central and West Africa. France, Germany, Belgium … Read more

Rwanda expects the first 50 asylum seekers to be transferred from the UK by the end of May.

In April, the British government announced plans to send asylum seekers to the East African country, but earlier this month said it hoped lawyers would file complaints to prevent their removal. The British government has started notifying those likely to be relocated, with the first flights expected in the coming months, the UK office said … Read more

Monkeypox spreading in Europe, US leaves African scientists baffled | News

As more cases of smallpox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored several outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s unusual spread in developed countries. Cases of smallpox-related illness have not previously been seen among people with no ties to Central and West Africa. France, Germany, Belgium … Read more

US says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Rusesabagina ‘wrongly detained’

Rusesabagina, 67, was sentenced last September to 25 years in prison on eight counts of terrorism linked to an organization that opposes the government of Rwanda President Paul Kagame. He denied all charges and refused to participate in the trial that he and his supporters called a political farce. “The determination took into account the … Read more

Burkina Faso: Eleven soldiers killed in attack on army base | ISIL/ISIS News

The country has become the latest epicenter of an ever-changing conflict in the Sahel. Eleven soldiers were killed and nearly two dozen wounded in an attack on a military base in eastern Burkina Faso, officials said. Wounded soldiers were taken to hospital and air support killed 15 attackers who were trying to flee after Thursday’s … Read more

What we know so far – POLITICO

Just when the world thought it was done with the worst of COVID, an outbreak of another virus worried scientists. Smallpox cases have been confirmed in the UK, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the US, Canada and Australia. What worries experts is the unusual spread of the disease. Monkeypox generally circulates in Africa, with … Read more

Young people demand a voice in the call to action on child labor — global issues

Nothing About Us Without Us was a clear message at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor in Durban, South Africa. These delegates were among those who crafted their own call to action at the conference. Credit: Lyse Comins/IPS by Lyse Comins (durban) Friday, May 20, 2022 Press Service Durban, May 20 … Read more