Tag: Africa

Provide asylum seekers with clear access to justice, UNHCR recommends

Migrants and refugees who have reached countries of destination including through resettlement should be provided with clear, voluntary, and confidential opportunities for access to justice, the UNHCR and the Danish Refugee Council through its Mixed Migration Centre have recommended to country of destination.

Africa’s deserted safaris leave mounting toll

His revenues had doubled in the previous year. And bookings by American, British, and Brazilian tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of elephants, giraffes and lions at South Africa's famous Kruger National Park were up.

Wealthy countries failing Africa during pandemic, presidents say

Developed economies have channelled trillions of dollars into health initiatives and economic stimulus at home. But the presidents - from Kenya, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Niger - said they could not afford such measures in their own countries.

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

Some 2.91 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 203,264 have died, according to a Reuters tally, as of 1400 GMT on Sunday.

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 54,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as the world economy nosedived.

Lesotho PM faces charge of murdering first wife, says to step...

The 80-year-old Thabane took to the radio to announce that he would step down at the end of July, but he did not mention the case.

Kenya says starts spraying of locusts seen as threat to food...

Locusts have already destroyed 70,000 hectares (175,000 acres) of farmland in Somalia and Ethiopia, threatening food supplies in both countries in the worst locust invasion in 70 years, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

At least 90 people killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast – international...

An explosion at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital killed at least 13 people and injured dozens on Saturday, a local resident and a Reuters witness said, amid persistent insecurity in the Horn of Africa nation.

Special Report: How jihadists struck gold in Africa’s Sahel

People around Pama, a West African town on the edge of vast forested conservation areas, had long been forbidden by their government to dig for gold in the reserves, to protect antelope, buffalo and elephants.

Booker Prize winner Evaristo hopes to build ties with African and...

Author Bernardine Evaristo hopes her Booker Prize-winning novel will help to alter perceptions of black British people among African readers and Britons...