RedskyNews Category: Africa

Nigeria Oil Spill Catastrophic

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

UN Declares Famine In Somalia

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The UN officially declared famine in two southern Somalia regions Wednesday as the world slowly mobilised to save 12 million people battling hunger in the region’s worst drought in 60 years. The United States urged Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels controlling

Global Effort Needed In Africa

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Britain’s aid secretary has urged the global community to help people in drought-hit east Africa avoid a “catastrophe”. It comes as the UK pledged $80 million in emergency aid to help millions of people affected by the disaster. The United

Rudd Pledges Aid For Africans

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has announced Australia will contribute more than $11 million to help African drought victims. The UN says 12 million people are being affected by the worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in nearly 60

Somalia Drought “Worst Disaster”

Doha, Qatar — The head of the United Nations refugee agency has described the situation in drought-hit Somalia as the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world, after meeting with those affected at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. The camp,