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Twitter CEO Pledges to Live in Africa for Several Months in 2020

Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has wrapped up of a trip to Africa by pledging to reside on the continent next year for up to six months.

Dorsey tweeted this week: “Africa will define the …

East Africa Struggles With Heavy Rains, With More to Come

NAIROBI – Flash flooding has hit the small but strategic East African nation of Djibouti, where the government and United Nations said the equivalent of two years’ rain fell in a single day. Several regional …

Congolese Burn Town Hall, Move On UN Peacekeepers

Angry residents in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni set fire to its town hall in protest Monday after suspected rebels killed eight people.

The upset residents then moved towards the camp …

Toxins Increase in Somali Crops Under Climate Shocks

Somalia is one of the world’s countries worst affected by global warming, suffering near-constant droughts, heat waves and floods. Recent flooding in south central Somalia affected 547,000 people, according to U.N. estimates, at a time …

Two African Airlines Threaten to Terminate Service to Juba

JUBA – Ethiopian Airlines and Kenyan Airlines are threatening to halt service to Juba International Airport because too many customers’ bags are being stolen.

After a Friday council of ministers meeting, South Sudan government spokesperson …

US ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Deepening Unrest in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, STATE DEPARTMENT – The United States is “gravely concerned by the deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong” as the confrontation between police and protesters has escalated in recent days.

“We’ve repeatedly …

Benin Activist Brings Health Kits to Haiti’s Poor

French Beninese writer and activist Kemi Seba is in Haiti this weekend on a humanitarian mission.

Seba traveled to the Caribbean nation to show support for the PetroChallenger anti-corruption movement and for the residents of …