Daily Archives: December 25, 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Fighting drought with Somalia’s sand dams

The construction of sand dams which retain water above and below sand bars, is improving access to water supplies for people in Somalia as the country continues to weather periods of damaging drought.

Parts of …

LIBYAN AUTHORITIES SAY THEY RECOVER 34 BODIES FROM IS MASS GRAVE

The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed in Libya by Islamic State (IS) in 2015 have been exhumed from a mass grave, Libyan authorities said on Monday.

The grave was unearthed on Sunday, after information …

Zimbabwe Suspends, Refuses to Pay Striking Doctors

HARARE There is no holiday cheer for striking doctors in Zimbabwe this Christmas. The country’s health minister announced on Christmas eve that none of the strikers will receive their December salaries. Doctors say the strong-arming …

Cameroon Villagers Flee Suspected Separatist Attack

BANGOURAIN Authorities in Cameroon say hundreds of people have fled villages in a French-speaking region after suspected Anglophone separatists abducted 15 people and torched 80 houses.

The French-speaking villages of Menkefou and Choupat in western …

Confusion, Anger Grow as Congo Faces Sunday’s Election

KINSHASA As Congo hurtles toward Sunday’s already troubled election, the opposition on Tuesday urged mobile phone companies to disable SIM cards provided for voting machines as concerns grow about how the ballots of some 40 …