Growing Swarms of Locust Converging on Kenya Threaten Crops

Kenya is under siege again by swarms of maturing desert locusts that threaten to ruin farmers’ crops and pastures.

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement the locusts are swarming across seven counties, nearly double the …

Death Toll Rises in West Darfur

WASHINGTON – The death toll in West Darfur state on Tuesday climbed to 159 with more than 200 people injured after more than 3 days of fighting between different ethnic communities, according to the Committee of West Darfur Doctors.

This …

Report: Images Show Evidence of Attack on Ethiopia Refugee Camp

NAIROBI – New satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest “intentional attack” by fighters.

The report by the …

Cameroon Man Arrested for Baby Trafficking Gives Stunning Details of Operation

YAOUNDE – Cameroon police said Saturday they have opened investigations into a network of traffickers who allegedly buy babies from the central African state to sell in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some members of the network, believed to have …

Rare South Sudan Soldiers’ Rape Conviction Raises Hopes for Justice

YEI, SOUTH SUDAN – First, the soldiers stole their belongings. Then they took their food. On their third and final visit, the woman said, the soldiers raped her and her daughter-in-law until they were unable to walk.

What sets these …