Desert locust swarms reach Uganda

Oxfam’s appealing for $5-million to fight locusts swarms attacking food crops in East Africa and the Horn where 23 million are already suffering acute food shortages. The worst plague brought on by excessive rains in Yemen have moved into  Uganda and Tanzania having passed through Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Experts say desperate measures being used […]

Omar Al Bashir must face ICC prosecution, says Khartoum government

Sudan’s transitional government says ousted President Omar Al Bashir must face prosecution by the International Criminal Court. Al Bashir, currently serving a sentence in Sudan for corruption, is wanted by the court in The Hague for genocide and crimes against humanity. During peace talks in Darfur, the Khartoum government said anyone wanted by the ICC […]

WHO encouraged by fight against DRC EBOLA outbreak

The World Health Organisation is encouraged by the improvement in fighting the EBOLA outbreak in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The the UN health agency boss says concentrating on the COVID19 outbreak is no excuse for taking the foot off the gas on EBOLA. The WHO emergency committee of experts is meeting in Geneva […]

Portugal freezes bank accounts of Isabel Dos Santos

At the Angolan government’s request, Portugal has frozen the bank accounts of Isabel Dos Santos. She’s the subject of a criminal investigation into misappropriation of funds when she was chief executive of Angola’s state-owned oil company Sonangol. Isabel Dos Santos was given the Sonangol job by her father Jose Eduardo Dos Santos when he was […]