World Press Freedom Day: RSF reveals mixed rankings in Africa
05 May 2022 | 11:12 am
Human Rights Watch accuses Russian private security forces invited into Central African Republic of killing civilians. We speak to the daughter of Rwandan opposition figure Paul Rusesabagina. The “Hotel Rwanda” hero's family has filed a $400 million lawsuit against Kigali over alleged kidnapping and torture. And our reporters look into the mixed press freedom rankings for Africa.
Widespread hunger across East Africa could become “a catastrophe” without funds to the region's most vulnerable communities, aid agency Oxfam warns. The droughts in the region are elso affecting water security. As the World Water Forum continues, Dakar researchers say that a holistic approach is needed for change. And we head to D.R. Congo at the Lwiro rehabilitation centre where traumatised apes are being nursed back to health.
The continent is upping the pressure on wealthy nations to make good on their climate finance pledge. But a lack of expertise on the ground has also stalled crucial adaptation projects.
Millions of people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia face starvation due to delayed rains and a lackluster growing season. Aid organizations warn of a "catastrophe" if urgent action isn't taken.
Africa's rapidly developing cannabis industry could soon supply the entire world. Uganda is already cultivating medical cannabis for the German pharmaceutical market.
Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain have caused widespread damage around the port city of Durban. At least 45 people have been killed in recent flooding that hit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, authorities said on April 12.
A government official says flooding in KwaZulu-Natal province has caused the deaths of 259 people. Many people are still missing and thousands of others have been displaced.
At least 306 people have been killed in flooding around Durban in South Africa. On a visit to the stricken city, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the devastation as a "catastrophe of enormous proportions". Also, Amnesty International accuses Mali of stalling war crimes and abuse investigations. And after the French city of Bordeaux, the international tour of an exhibition highlighting the African experience heads to Abidjan in Ivory Coast.
Thousands have been displaced and scores are missing in what is considered to be one of the worst natural disasters on record. South Africa's weather service is warning of even more heavy rains.
The death toll from South Africa's unprecedented floods has risen to nearly 400. Police army and volunteers have widened the search, and the dozens of people still missing after the storm that devastated Durban over the weekend. In Senegal, citizens express their anger at the failures of the healthcare system after a pregnant woman died in hospital. And in South Sudan, the World Food Programme warns that millions are on the brink of hunger.
Thousands of troops have been deployed to South Africa's flood-ravaged KwaZulu-Natal province where residents are still searching for the missing more than a week after torrential rains began.
The government of Burkina Faso said last week that it had averted a plot by armed forces to take over the country. This attempted coup in Burkina Faso comes hot on the heels of military take-overs in Mali as well as in Guinea.
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