[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s long rains – which typically run from March to May – haven’t started in most of the country. Some regions have now experienced the failure of three rainy seasons in a row
[The Conversation Africa] Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across southern Africa throughout the month of March. Lingering in the Mozambique Channel at tropical cyclone intensity for six days, the storm made landfall in Beira, Mozambique in the middle of the month, then tracked in a westerly direction until its dissipation.
[This is Africa] Professor Mashudu Tshifularo has conducted the world’s first surgical process using 3D-printed middle-ear bones.
[allAfrica] Title holders Cote d’Ivoire stand on the brink of an embarrassing early elimination from the 2017 African Nations Cup finals after a scrambling 2-2 draw with Group C leaders DR Congo in Oyem on Friday.
[News24Wire] The University of Cape Town’s application to permanently remove its much-talked about Cecil John Rhodes statue was approved on Monday.
[Daily Trust] The United Nations Population Fund on Friday said it was on standby to provide psychosocial support for some 21 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram after two years in captivity. In a statement, the fund said it had readied counsellors to provide urgent support and reproductive health care to the girls who might need it. Since 2014, UNFPA has helped safe delivery of some 87,910 pregnancies in the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe most affected by Boko Haram insurgency.
[The Conversation Africa] The problem the world faces is that many of the resources that are truly threatened are the renewable ones, not, as so often assumed, the non-renewables.
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Azbakiya Prosecution referred to the misdemeanour court on Wednesday 26 men arrested last week over holding a “gay bath house orgy”.
[UN News]The United Nations health agency warned today that as the world population aged 60 or older will jump from some 800 million to 2 billion in the next four decades, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished wellbeing are poised to become a major global public health challenge.
[IRIN]Kampala -The needs of male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence living as refugees in Uganda, of whom there are several hundred, are poorly met, with recent legislation against homosexuality making matters worse, according to a new report.