Almost 100 migrants were rescued off Libya’s west coast on Sunday as they made failed attempts to reach Europe, while around 20 were missing, AFP reporters and the coastguard said.
People traffickers have thrived amid the lawlessness that followed the overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi’s regime in 2011, making the North African country an important conduit for migrants seeking safety and a better life in Europe.
The Libyan coastguard rescued the mostly African migrants as they attempted perilous sea crossings to Italy and brought them to a naval base in the capital Tripoli, where they were met by a team…
South Africa's Western Cape region has reported its first cases of African swine fever at two small farms, after outbreaks in other parts of the country, the provincial head of agriculture said.
Recent outbreaks have also been reported in the Free State, Eastern Cape and Gauteng provinces, agricultural authorities said.
"A survey to determine the extent of the disease's spread in Mfuleni and the immediate surrounding area has already been initiated and will include the collection of blood samples from selected sick pigs from suspect farms," Ivan Meyer, the Western Cape's agriculture minister, said in a statement on Thursday.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has started the transfer of newly arrived Central African refugees to a settlement in eastern Cameroon, as the country continues to receive people fleeing violence in its war-torn neighbor.
Some 3,184 individuals sought refuge in Cameroon’s eastern town of Garoua-Boulai at the Central African Republic (CAR) border. A total of 5,655 people have crossed into Cameroon since mid-December, the UNHCR said late Wednesday.
The borders between Cameroon and the CAR remained officially closed, but people fleeing insecurity retained access to asylum through unofficial entry points, according to the UNHCR.
The CAR “is now the most…
Dubia has one of the best training facilities in the world for athletes and their teams. They are constantly improving their state of the art sport facilities and creating more accommodations and travel ease to accommodate athletes and their teams from all over the world to their sport hub.
Dubai is the top destination for clubs and international teams to set up training camps, compete and host competitive tournaments. Dubai has top notch accommodations, distinctive training and hotel facilities to host all their needs.
Dubai open it arms to international teams that are looking to set up camps for trainings and competition and welcome them to their state of the art sport facilities hub.
Guinea will launch an Ebola vaccination drive Tuesday after a flight delayed by a Saharan dust storm arrived carrying thousands of jabs, as the West African country fights to stamp out a resurgence of the deadly virus.
The outbreak, declared last weekend, is the first in the region since a 2013-16 epidemic left more than 11,300 people dead, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The start of the inoculation campaign had to be delayed by one day after a plane carrying more than 11,000 vaccine doses was unable to land in Guinea's capital Conakry due to a dust storm.
Palmeira is a town in the northwestern part of the island of Sal, Cape Verde. The town is situated on the west coast, about 4 km west of the island capital Espargos. Located at Baía de Palmeira, a small bay south of the village, it is home to the main port of the island of Sal. It is the third busiest port of Cape Verde in freight traffic.
Situated on the sunny, sandy island of Sal, Palmeira is a busy harbour town responsible for many of Cape Verde’s imports and exports. There is plenty to attract tourists to the town…
A total of 570 police officers have succumbed to COVID-19 in South Africa while over 27,000 were infected, said Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday.
Cele made the remarks in Pretoria while releasing the crime statistics for the third quarter of the 2020-2021 financial year.
He stated that COVID-19 continues to affect the healthcare system, economy and livelihood, adding that it “is also impacting on policing, infecting over 27,000 members and claiming the lives of 570 of them.”
“It is painful to see members of the police force dying of COVID-19,” said the minister.
At the same time we remain…
The African Union is planning to set up a fund to finance the much-needed infrastructural facilities in Africa, which includes the construction of much-needed roads, railways and power plants, according to its Head of Infrastructure, Raila Odinga.
Speaking on the much-anticipated AU project, Odinga said;
“Africa is financially starved as far as the need for infrastructure development is concerned. Talks with the funds are going on and the AU’s experts are setting up the legal and financial structure for the infrastructure fund, which will be administered by the newly formed African Union Development Agency.
“The drive to find new ways of…
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise.
Lake Naivasha freshwater shores fringed with papyrus and yellow acacias, hippos frolicking in the shallows and the cacophony of twittering birds, creates a lasting impression of Lake Naivasha.
Lake Naivasha has many different types of wildlife with a good portion of hippos and fish including Crayfish, Tilapia and Black bass…
In a joint statement, Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat commended the people and leaders of Somalia for progress achieved in recent years towards the stabilization of the country.
“The hard-won gains are a testimony to the firm determination of the people of Somalia towards lasting peace and prosperity, following decades of instability”, they said.
The Secretary-General and the Chairpersonurged the Somali leaders to resume dialogue and work in a spirit of compromise “to overcome the last political hurdles to inclusive elections as soon as possible” and respecting the agreement they reached on 17 September 2020.