Tagged: Africa

Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, malnourished baby Ali Hassan, 9-months-old, is held by his mother Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim, who fled the drought in southern Somalia, at a feeding center in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Thousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia’s capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies, while the Somali government warns of a looming famine, compounded by the country’s ongoing conflict against Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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160 killed in collapsed Nigerian church, hospital says

In this image taken from video people stand at the scene after the roof of The Reigners Bible Church International collapsed onto worshipers killing dozens in Uyo, southern Nigeria, December 10, 2016. (Channels TV via AP)

In this image taken from video people stand at the scene after the roof of The Reigners Bible Church International collapsed onto worshipers killing dozens in Uyo, southern Nigeria, December 10, 2016. (Channels TV via AP)

Metal girders and roof crash down on worshipers; building was being hurriedly constructed for bishop’s ordination

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Islamists launch three attacks in Somalia and Kenya in 24 hours

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers assess the scene of an explosion after members of the al Shabaab Islamist group rammed a suicide truck bomb into their military base in the area of Beledweyne town, north of the capital Mogadishu, October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

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Ethiopia declares state of emergency to stop protests

FILE – In this Friday, June 10, 2005 file photo, members of the Ethiopian army patrol the streets of Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency effective immediately following a week of anti-government violence that resulted in deaths and property damage across the country, especially in the restive Oromia region. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)

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Ethiopia security forces kill up to 50 people in crackdown on peaceful protests

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People from the Oromia region, close to Addis Ababa, have been discriminated against by Ethiopia’s ruling ethnic groups – Reuters

Attempted land grab by Ethiopian government has led to violence against ethnic group

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