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Volcano: Over 500,000 people are in urgent need of safe drinking water in DR...

The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Wednesday said more than half a million people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have lost their supply of drinking water as a result of the recent volcanic...

Oil Spillage: Agip Company shuts down facility in Bayelsa

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) on Wednesday confirmed an oil leak from its Idu oilfields at Egbebiri settlement within Biseni in Yenagoa LGA in Bayelsa, resulting in its shutdown. It was gathered that the cause of the leakage, according...

High winds add to problems as South Africa fights Cape Town blaze

Cape Town authorities have arrested a man believed to be responsible for starting a blaze that has torn through the South African city’s Table Mountain. The authorities said on Monday,adding that the fire destroying  historic buildings and forcing people to...

Equato-Guineans reset after deadly and destructive Bata blasts

Hospitals have run out of morgue space and are piling bodies into refrigerated shipping containers. Radio and television stations are flooded with calls trying to locate the parents of unaccompanied children. Thousands have fled for the countryside. Three days after...

Repatriation: Cameroon hands over 5,000 Nigerian refugees to Borno governor

..Returnees get new homes, food, cash By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri, Nigeria -/ Cameroonian officials, led by the Minister for Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, have repatriated and handed over the first batch of 5,000 Nigerian refugees to Borno State Governor, Professor...

President Buhari condoles his Equatorial Guinea counterpart over deadly explosions

By DAVID IORJA, Abuja - Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari  offered today  his sincere condolences to President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea over the explosions at a military base in Bata which has wreaked havoc in the city. Over 30 people...

Ten people killed in South Sudan plane crash

At least ten people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed at an airstrip in South Sudan's Jonglei state, the region's governor and the airline said. The airline said all aboard the commercial plane died late afternoon Tuesday...

UN refugee agency relocates 5,474 stranded Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday said it has relocated 5,474 stranded Eritrean refugees to Mai Aini and Adi-Harush refugee camps in northern Ethiopia. "Thousands of Eritrean refugees, who were stranded in the town of Shire-Indaselassie...

President Buhari approves repatriation of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Niger, Chad

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the gradual return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Niger and Chad to the country from February 27, 2021. The Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Senator Basheer...

S. Sudan among countries most struck by extreme weather

South Sudan was among countries most impacted by extreme weather events in recent years according to the global Climate Risk Index 2021. The index ranks countries according to their vulnerability both in terms of fatalities and economic loss. South Sudan,...

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Cameroon soldiers accused of ‘raping women in revenge raid’

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian soldiers on a village where...

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