RedskyNews Category: Af – Environment

No Compensation For Ivory Coast


Five years after the dumping of toxic waste by oil-trading group Trafigura affected more than 100,000 people in Ivory Coast, thousands still await compensation, Amnesty International said Friday. “It is unacceptable that so many people who were affected by the

10 Dead In Nigeria Floods

Flooded crops are seen in the village of Hadeja, near Dutse in northern Nigeria, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Farmers in northern Nigeria said Monday they feared their crops were destroyed in weekend floods that started when two swollen dams overflowed and displaced 2 million people. In the nearby village of Gudinchin, rice and corn stalks poked above a fast-moving river that had washed over the fields. A few houses in the village peered above the water, and people had constructed a makeshift embankment out of the remains of mud houses that had washed away.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigerian emergency authorities say at least 10 people have died in building collapses caused by heavy rains in the country’s north. A regional coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency said Monday that the victims include a

Nigeria Oil Spill Catastrophic


The air smells like poison, the creek water carpeted with crude, and the boat operator covers his nose as he steps on a jetty in a region hit by what may be the world’s worst oil contamination. “We have been

Nine Dead In Kenya Flash Floods


Nine people drowned on Monday when their vehicle was swept away in flash floods in Turkana County.It was a disastrous twist of fate in an area that has been suffering severe drought and the threat of famine. After a prolonged

“Drought Brides” Sold In Kenya


HABASWEIN, Kenya (TrustLaw) – “It’s done in the dark,” said Fatuma Ahmed, squatting inside her makeshift stick shelter. “Some people sell their daughters at a tender age so they can get food. It’s common but people are silent about it.”

Famine Spreads To Mogadishu


Famine spread to three new regions of Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu, as a US senator warned the catastrophe could be worse than the Ethiopian famine that claimed nearly 1 million lives in the 1980s. The new famine areas designated

Quakes Hit Off Mega Tsunami Island


Video Report: 400 Tremors have been recorded just a few miles south of the La Palma volcano and source of the near future mega tsunami which will wipe out the east coast of the United States. The book of Revelation

UNICEF: Cholera Kills 279


KINSHASA, Congo (AP) – A UNICEF official says a cholera outbreak in Congo has killed at 279 people and infected more than 4,000 others in the last four months. Dr. Ibrahim Cisse said Wednesday that northeastern Orientale province is worst

620 Earthquakes Hit Off La Palma


The Canary Islands Government has said it is monitoring an earthquake swarm on the small island of El Hierro where in excess of 620 tremors of low magnitude have been recorded in the past week. Earthquakes, measuring between 1 and

Children Abandoned On Roadsides


Desperate Somali mothers are abandoning their dying children by the roadside as they travel to overwhelmed emergency food centres in drought-hit eastern Africa, United Nations officials say. The UN has urged “massive” action for the drought-stricken Horn of Africa region,