africa

africa June 25, 2022

China, India step in to buy Russian oil refused by Europe

Kiribati’s lack of rain ‘a disaster’. Hundreds dead in Ethiopian massacre. Brazil’s brave land defenders murdered.

africa June 11, 2022

EU accuses Russia of using food as a ‘stealth missile’

Albanese’s message to Indonesia. Tragedy in a Nigerian church. Boris Johnson survives, for the moment.

africa February 19, 2022

US seeks Ukraine resolution but stands firm on NATO

US to reopen embassy in Solomon Islands over China influence. Libya left with two prime ministers in political standoff. Global study of pharmaceutical pollution of rivers finds risk to wildlife and humans.

africa January 29, 2022

Russian troop numbers build on Ukraine’s border

Australian aid to Tonga hampered by Covid-19 on navy ship. The military stages Burkina Faso’s eighth coup. Children of foreign nationals being used as human shields in Syrian prison, warns Save the Children.

africa January 15, 2022

Kazakhstan quells protests over rising fuel prices

Damage from tropical cyclone Cody in Fiji leads to a government warning on diseases. Drone strikes targeting Tigray hit a camp for displaced Ethiopians. Ugandan students are back at school after two-year closure.

africa July 17, 2021

Protests erupt against Cuban government

Fiji’s health system is overwhelmed by latest Covid-19 outbreak. The arrest of former president Jacob Zuma leads to growing violence in South Africa. The mystery of Haitian leader Jovenel Moïse’s assassination.

africa July 3, 2021

Biden orders air strikes after drone attacks

New Zealand is trying to hold on to its SunGold kiwifruit market. The Chinese Communist Party celebrates its centenary. Britain is looking to adapt Australia’s offshore processing of asylum seekers to Rwanda site.

africa June 12, 2021

Hundreds arrested in FBI, AFP sting

The Anom encrypted messaging app allowed police to monitor gangs around the world. PNG’s casino plan faces opposition from welfare groups. Nigeria bans Twitter after the president’s account is temporarily suspended. 

africa May 29, 2021

Samoa’s first woman PM sworn in despite standoff

The United States and European Union condemn plane ‘hijack’ and arrest of dissident Belarusian journalist. The Israel–Hamas ceasefire is holding as opposition leader Yair Lapid tries to form a coalition to lead Israel.

africa May 22, 2021

IEA pivots from pro-fossil fuel to pushing net-zero pathway

A Supreme Court ruling paves the way for Samoa’s first female prime minister. About 6000 asylum seekers cross by sea from Morocco into Spanish territory. A spike in Covid-19 cases across Asia.

africa January 30, 2021

Australian hearings begin for former principal

Xi Jinping warns on meddling in internal affairs. PNG governor backing local Chinese fishery plant. Thousands flee rebel violence in Central African Republic.