Ethiopia’s Tigray forces announce release of thousands of POWs | Conflict News

The Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) says 4,208 prisoners of war, including 401 women, to be released in amnesty. The Tigray rebel forces fighting Ethiopia’s federal army have said they will release 4,000 prisoners of war as part of an amnesty. The Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) announced the prisoner release on Twitter on Friday, … Read more

Rwanda expects first 50 asylum seekers transferred from UK by end of May

In April the British government announced plans to send people seeking asylum to the East African country, but earlier this month said it expected lawyers to lodge claims to prevent their removal. The British government has started to notify those who are likely to be relocated, with the first flights expected to take place in … Read more

African Scientists Baffled By Monkeypox Cases In Europe, US

LONDON (AP) – Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, … Read more

Monkeypox spreading in Europe, US, has African scientists baffled | News

As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in developed countries. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have not previously been seen among people with no links to Central and West Africa. France, Germany, … Read more

Monkeypox spreads in Europe, US, baffling African scientists

LONDON (AP) – As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in developed countries. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have not previously been seen among people with no links to central and West … Read more

What we know so far – POLITICO

Just when the world thought it was done with the worst of COVID, an outbreak of another virus has scientists worried. Cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the US, Canada and Australia. What’s concerning experts is the unusual spread of the disease. Monkeypox usually circulates in … Read more

What is monkeypox? What to know about where it’s spreading

LONDON (AP) – European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It’s a surprising outbreak of disease that rarely appears outside Africa. Health officials around the world are keeping watch for more cases because, for the first time, the disease appears to be spreading … Read more

Nigeria: Death toll in explosion near school in northwestern Kano State rises to nine

Earlier, Kano’s Police Commissioner, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko told CNN that the explosion was from a gas cylinder that went off near a school in the Sabon Gari area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKano. “It was a gas explosion. There was a welder around the area and his gas cylinder exploded just very close to a private school … … Read more

Mali government pulls military out of regional G5 Sahel force | Armed Groups News

Since 2012, armed groups have sought to unseat the democratically elected government, which has been overthrown twice in two years by the military. Mali is pulling out of a multinational military force in West Africa’s Sahel region combatting an armed rebellion, the country’s military government has said. The G5 Sahel force, which includes troops from … Read more

Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as new president | News

Sheikh Mohamud elected president for the second time defeating incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in a final round. Somali members of parliament have elected former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s next president, following a long-overdue election on Sunday in the troubled Horn of Africa nation. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served as Somalia’s president … Read more