In this Feb. 2, 2018 photo, residents wait to fill containers with water at a source for natural spring water in Cape Town. South Africa's drought-hit city of Cape Town said on its web site that Day Zero had been “pushed out to 2019.” Stringent consu
South Africa’s drought-stricken Cape Town has pushed back its estimate for “Day  Zero,” when taps in the city run dry and people start queuing for water, to 2019 from August of this year, and data show dam levels rising elsewhere in the country. An El Nino-triggered drought two years ago hit agricultural production and economic growth throughout South Africa. Cape Town was particularly hard hit, and lack of good subsequent rains around the city has…
Materials designed by Nairobi-based charity HAART Kenya to help teachers inform children of the dangers of human trafficking in sensitive and engaging manner, March 27, 2018.
A Kenyan charity launched a range of educational materials Tuesday to teach children about the dangers of trafficking, in a bid to combat child slavery and exploitation.Most information on human trafficking, including images, is focused on Southeast Asia, said Sophie Otiende of Awareness Against Human Trafficking, also known as HAART Kenya, and is therefore often of limited relevance in Kenya."If children are not able to relate, they cannot identify, and it is unlikely…
FILE - A member of the anti-balaka, a Christian militia, is pictured in the village of Zawa, Central African Republic.
Christian militias stormed a U.N. base in southern Central Africa Republic early on Monday, killing one peacekeeper and wounding 11, the United Nations said. At around 5 a.m. (0400 GMT), armed anti-balaka militants attacked the base in Tagbara, about 300 km (190 miles) northeast of the capital Bangui, a U.N. statement said. The ensuing gunfight lasted hours, and 22 anti-balaka were also killed, the statement said. Later in the morning, peacekeepers…
FILE - Cameroonians, including women and children, refugees from the country's restive anglophone regions, gather for a meeting at Bashu-Okpambe village, in Boki district of Cross Rivers State in Nigeria, Jan. 31, 2018.
As a campfire burns in a remote village on Cameroon's northwestern border with Nigeria, seven men and five boys roast cocoa yam for supper.The eldest among them, 45-year-old Bruno Nfor, says the group has spent at least a week in the bush after violence broke out in the town of Tadu. Armed separatists attacked the town, he says. Then, soldiers began burning houses and arresting people indiscriminately. Many people were tortured or wounded.Nfor says if he and his friends…
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People gather to pay their respects to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Durban, South Africa, April 2, 2018.
In South Africa, tributes to the late anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continue to pour in. She died Monday in Johannesburg following a long illness. Her passing will be marked by a state funeral and memorial service later this month.   Lioness, heroine and mother of the nation — these are the words being used to describe the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. She died at the age of 81.   South African President Cyril Ramaphosa…
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