October 13, 2020

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Hundreds of Tanzanian firefighters and citizens are trying to contain a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895 meters. The Citizen newspaper reports that National Park spokesman Pascal Shelutete said the initial investigation found the fire started Sunday by porters servicing climbers at the Whona rest area. Shelutete told reporters Tuesday the fire, used to warm up food, ignited dry

In recent months, unpredictable, intense floods have washed across parts of Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti and Tanzania, ruining homes and livelihoods as people and governments try to battle a global pandemic. As the world battles a pandemic, large swaths of the African continent have been —literally — submerged by floods. Since March, this

Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to win a seat on the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday, but other nations with abysmal rights records, including China and Russia, made it on to the 47-nation body. “Today is a black day for human rights,” Hillel Neuer, executive director of U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based rights group, said ahead of the