June 1, 2022

UN Peacekeeping Convoy Attacked in Mali; 1 Killed, 3 Hurt

Suspected terrorists attacked a U.N. peacekeeping convoy in northern Mali on Wednesday, the United Nations said. A Jordanian peacekeeper was killed and three other Jordanians were wounded. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the supply convoy was under sustained fire for about an hour from attackers who used small arms and

Guinea Junta Rejects UN Call to End Ban on Protests

Guinea’s ruling junta has rejected a UN call to lift a ban on political demonstrations, insisting protests should only be allowed during the election period in three years’ time. The military overthrew President Alpha Conde in September and last month declared a ban on public demonstrations before a return to

Aid Agencies: Some 20 Million Could Face Starvation in East Africa

Aid agencies warn the number of people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa is expected to reach 20 million by the end of September without a stronger response to an ongoing drought. The warning comes after the fourth rainy season in a row for the region without adequate rain.

Africans See Inequity in Monkeypox Response Elsewhere

As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, some doctors acknowledge an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades.