RedskyNews Category: Africa

Earthquakes Hit Off La Palma

The Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) has reported surface deformations exceeding 35mm on the Spanish island of El Hierro, where residents have been alert for a possible volcanic eruption. The number of earthquakes recorded since July 17 on the smallest of

Climate Threatens Cocoa Industry

Climate scientists say that the booming cocoa industry in Ivory Coast and Ghana will be threatened by climate change. A report released by Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture says the expected annual temperature rise of more than two degrees

Land Grabs Leave People Homeless

Demand for cheap food and fuel in the rich world is driving poor people from their homes, according to Oxfam, as big business, including British companies, buy up millions of acres of land in the developing world in increasingly violent

Kenya Famine Refugees Under Attack

DADAAB, Kenya – Marauding gangs and criminals are attacking Somali famine refugees more frequently as they flee across the border to Kenyan camps, but Kenyan police say they don’t have enough manpower to stop them. The lack of manpower underscores

Landslides Kill 15 In Uganda

Landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 23 people in eastern Uganda, as mud engulfed homes and buried entire families. Local residents and Red Cross workers pulled 15 bodies from the rubble of Mabono village in Bulambuli district,

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

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,

UN Declares Famine In Somalia

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