MORONI (Reuters) - Violent winds of up to 140 kph lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as tropical Cyclone Kenneth swept towards flood-battered Mozambique and southern Tanzania.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation has sharply deteriorated around the Libyan capital Tripoli, where "densely populated residential areas are gradually turning into battlefields", the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) - More than 40 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining where minerals including gold, diamonds and cobalt are dug up often by hand, a report by the World Bank and development organisation Pact said on Wednesday.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving more food aid in Ebola-struck parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo could help stop the spread of the second-biggest outbreak in history, aid agencies said on Wednesday.
LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Tullow Oil downgraded
its 2019 output guidance to
90,000 to 98,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) on Thursday due to
problems at its flagship fields in Ghana and delayed a final
go-ahead on its Uganda project to the second half of the year.
LONDON, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world
lost 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of tropical tree
cover last year - the equivalent of 30 football pitches a minute
- researchers said on Thursday, warning the planet's health was
MAPUTO (Reuters) - Another tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall on Mozambique's coast on Thursday, just over a month after a more powerful storm struck the Mozambican port city of Beira further south and killed hundreds of people.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - They come from all walks of life, of all ages and many political persuasions. But the thousands of protesters sitting outside the Sudanese Defence Ministry in Khartoum all share one thing: the cheerful conviction that, if they can just stay there long enough, democracy will come about.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African government intends to cancel the registration of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) for not operating according to the Labour Relations Act, a notice in the government gazette said on Wednesday.
NAIROBI, April 24 (Reuters) - Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.
LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday.
LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - Hundreds of drones will begin
delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients
in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global
vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Four brothers from the Kouninef family - tycoons close to Algeria's former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika - have been placed in temporary custody by a judge, Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police have rescued 216 human trafficking victims, mainly children, from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria, Interpol said on Wednesday.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Nearly 90 percent of Egyptian voters in a referendum have approved constitutional changes, the election commission said on Tuesday, in a move that could pave the way for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's interim president has sacked Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour as the chief executive of state energy company Sonatrach, state TV said on Tuesday, creating uncertainty for investors who had started to return to the oil and gas producer.