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November 7, 2021

‘If They Die, We All Die’: Drought Kills in Kenya

The withered carcasses of livestock are reminders that drought has descended yet again in northern Kenya, the latest in a series of climate shocks rippling through the Horn of Africa.As world leaders address a global climate summit in Glasgow, pastoral…

Death Toll in Lagos High-rise Building Collapse Rises to 42

The death toll in a high-rise collapse in Lagos, Nigeria, has risen to 42 while the number of survivors increased to 15, state authorities have announced.The cause of Monday’s disaster is still unknown, but building collapses are common in Africa’s mos…

ECOWAS Hardens Stance on Mali, Guinea

The West African regional grouping ECOWAS on Sunday hardened its stance against military-ruled Mali and Guinea, imposing new individual sanctions and calling on both countries to honor timetables for a return to democracy.The Economic Community of West…

Ethiopians Rally by Thousands to Support Abiy, Denounce US

Tens of thousands of Ethiopians rallied in Addis Ababa on Sunday in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government as federal troops fight rebellious forces who are threatening to march on the city.Some demonstrators denounced the United States, whi…