42 migrants dead after boat from Yemen capsizes off Djibouti coast

The IOM’s Regional Director for East and the Horn of Africa, Mohammed Abdiker, also tweeted Tuesday that “grim pictures” of “children’s bodies ashore” have now emerged. A tweet from Abdiker earlier said that at least 16 children (8 boys and 8 girls) were among the dead. A press release from the IOM on Tuesday said … Read more

What it takes to protect the world’s most endangered zebra

This subset is the largest of the three zebra species found in Africa, and can be identified by stark white bellies, round ears and brown muzzles. But due to hunting and land degradation, they also happen to be the most endangered zebra on the continent, according to the African Wildlife Foundation. Roughly 2,000 Grevy’s zebras … Read more

Kenya warns of ‘vaccine apartheid’ as it hits back at the UK over travel ban move

“Kenya continues to see, with deep regret, that vaccine producing countries around the world have begun practicing a form of vaccine nationalism, possessiveness, and discrimination, coupled with a vaccine hoarding attitude that can only be described as a form of ‘vaccine apartheid’,” Kenya’s Foreign Ministry said in a lengthy press statement, issued in response to … Read more

Reports, footage of Tigray executions are ‘deeply disturbing,’ US senator says after CNN investigation

“New reports and footage emerging from Tigray of extrajudicial killings, murders of civilians, sexual and gender-based violence, and forced displacement are deeply disturbing,” Coons, a Delaware Democrat, tweeted Saturday. His comments come after a CNN investigation found that men wearing Ethiopian army uniforms executed unarmed men in Tigray. A BBC-led investigation also published Thursday corroborated … Read more

Oxfam suspends two aid workers in DRC after sexual misconduct claims

In a statement sent to CNN Friday, the charity said it was looking at claims made against senior members of staff in the country as part of the independent investigation it had commissioned in November 2020. “We are acutely aware of our duty to survivors, including in supporting them to speak out safely. We are … Read more

Ethiopia dismisses evidence of war crimes verified by CNN investigation

“The Ethiopian government has indicated its open will for independent investigations to be undertaken in the Tigray region,” the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told CNN in a statement Friday. The statement added: “Social media posts and claims cannot be taken as evidence, regardless of whether Western media report it or not. Hence why … Read more

Analysis of massacre video raises questions for Ethiopian Army

Dawit was watching television at a relative’s one-room apartment in Axum, a historic city in Ethiopia’s war-torn, northern Tigray region, in early March when a news bulletin flashed up on the screen. Graphic, unverified footage had surfaced of a mass killing near Dawit’s hometown of Mahibere Dego, in a mountainous area of central Tigray. In … Read more

British contractor presumed dead in Mozambique terror attack, family says

Relatives of contractor Philip Mawer said they had been made aware that a body matching his description had been found but were awaiting confirmation. “We understand that a formal process of identification is necessary before we can know for sure whether the body is Philip’s,” the family statement said. “It appears that Philip died while … Read more

The brutal attacks in Mozambique are a ‘game-changer’ and imperil a whole country’s financial future

People who escaped the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado province speak of dozens of bodies scattered on the streets — some beheaded, of buildings burned to the ground, banks raided and the local army barracks ransacked. The group that carried out the attack is known locally as Shabaab — the Youth — but little … Read more

Ever Given ship freed in the Suez Canal, authority confirms

Tug boats had spent several hours on Monday working to free the bow of the massive vessel after dislodging the stern earlier in the day. Marine traffic websites showed images of the ship away from the banks of the Suez Canal for the first time in seven days following an around-the-clock international effort to reopen … Read more