A second wave of locusts is expected to cause severe damage in Eastern Africa, two months after a group of dangerous pests invaded the region shortly before the outbreak of the coronavirus. ”It seems that those who escaped COVID-19 will face locusts,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and former Nigerian Agriculture Minister.
Sixty-four people, believed to be undocumented immigrants from Ethiopia, were found dead in a cargo truck in the northwestern Mozambican province of Tete, a senior hospital official confirmed. The victims were discovered in a blue cargo container loaded truck, and they were surrounded by survivors.
Today saw the number of infections by the new coronavirus in Africa exceed by 1,000 in 40 countries across the continent, with records of 30 deaths, according to the latest statistics on the covid-19 pandemic. In total, 1,107 cases of infection have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. The very first case on the continent was reported on February 14, in Egypt.
Thе Fіrѕt Deputy Chairman оf thе Sоvеrеіgn Cоunсіl оf Sudаn, Lieutenant-General Mоhаmеd Hаmdаn Dagalo, “Hаmіdаtі,” tоld reporters Sundау thаt Sudan is раrt оf the Rеnаіѕѕаnсе Dam project, аnd іt wіll рlау thе role of mediator between Egурt and Ethіоріа tо rеасh an аgrееmеnt.
Afrіса has gained geopolitical іmроrtаnсе оn thе first оffісіаl trip of Urѕulа vоn dеr Lеуеn. Thе nеw EU Commission President dіd nоt go to Washington but to Addis Ababa, headquarters of the African Union. Thе іntеrnаtіоnаl оrgаnіzаtіоn of 55 African countries, located in the Ethiopian capital, іѕ tо bесоmе a kеу раrtnеr оf thе EU in thе futurе.
The leaders of the African Union countries, at the beginning of their 3-day summit in Addis Ababa, sought to enhance their participation in mediations in a number of armed conflicts that are tearing the continent apart. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced his country’s readiness to host an African summit devoted to discussing the formation of a joint African force to combat terrorism.
The 33rd African Union Summit will be launched Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, under the slogan “Silencing the guns to create conditions for Africa’s development.” The presidency of the summit will move from Egypt to South Africa, and to President Cyril Ramaphosa from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Today, Ramaphosa presides over a closed session to present the challenges that stand in the way of Africa’s progress.
The situation in Somalia is very worrying. This is the assessment of Dominic Begone, a United Nations expert on food and agricultural economics. The political crisis in Somalia has worsened the situation. Much of the agricultural land in Somalia has been destroyed by locusts.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Ethiopia’s Amhara region turned out Tuesday to urge the government of Ethiopia to rescue the seventeen kidnapped university students, fifty four days after they were taken from Dembidolo and hauled away at gunpoint in the western Oromia region of Ethiopia. Nearly two million people in more than ten cities of the Amhara region marched to voice outrage at the ongoing horror the hostages are experiencing and the agony their families are going through. The demonstrators under the slogan “Bring back our students,” are calling for the release of seventeen abducted students still being held by their armed captors in Oromia region, including OLF Shene.