RedskyNews Category: Africa

Congo Mines Cause Toxic Damage

IN THIS stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines,” says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole. Pollution caused by copper and cobalt mining has not

Severe Heat Will Soon Make Africa And Middle East Uninhabitable

Climate change could cause Middle East and North Africa to become uninhabitable by 2050, a new study has suggested. Despite the agreement of international leaders in the recently concluded UN climate summit in Paris, researchers from the Cyprus Institute and

Africa To Adopt Drought Declaration

Namibia will this afternoon add another entry to its list of firsts for African achievements when local and world-renowned experts adopt the Windhoek Declaration on Drought Resilience in Africa. Officially opening the high-level African Drought Conference in Windhoek yesterday morning,

Chocolate to Cost More Than Gold

Fancy a bit of chocolate? An afternoon Kit Kat with your cup of tea? A chunk of fruit and nut? Go on, you’ve earned it. Except that in the future, chocoholics might have to work quite a bit harder to

Kenya: Bus Swept Away in Floods. 7 Dead.

Seven people died after a bus they were travelling in was swept away by flash floods at Agolo Muok area on the Sori-Magunga road in Homa Bay County. Six bodies have so far been recovered but an unknown number of

Thousands Homeless in Somalia Floods

NAIROBI, KENYA— Flash floods in Somalia have destroyed thousands of makeshift homes, as well as latrines and shallow wells, the United Nations said, predicting that up to 900,000 people could be hit by the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in

Egypt: Seven Dead in Alexandria Floods

In a sudden and swift change of weather across Egypt, the coastal city of Alexandria has been suffering from continuously pouring rain and hail since Saturday night, leaving the city streets drastically flooded. The condition, however, escalated quickly, causing more

Pollution Chokes African Lives

Video: Did you know that in the next decade many of the world’s largest cities will be in Africa? But water, air and indoor pollution are killing urban residents, and the poor suffer most. Watch what’s happening in Lagos, Nigeria

Turbulence Injures 12 On Cairo Flight

Twelve people were hospitalised on an EgyptAir flight from New York due to ‘severe air turbulence’. The aircraft was carrying 268 passengers when, a few hours into the journey, the plane was violently rocked from side to side. Ten passengers

4.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Cairo

CAIRO: An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Egypt early Thursday, and was felt in Cairo, Youm7 reported. The tremor took place at 3:44 a.m. local time in the Mediterranean governorate of Marsa Matrouh, the head of the