‘We don’t have food’: Africa’s growing humanitarian crisis | Humanitarian Crises News

African leaders gathered for a summit Friday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to address growing humanitarian needs on the continent, which is also facing increased violent activity, climate change challenges and a run of military coups. Leaders called for increased mobilization to resolve a humanitarian crisis that has left millions displaced and more than 280 million … Read more

Bank Predicts Slower Economic Growth, Rising Inflation in Africa

According to the latest African Economic Outlook report by the African Development Bank, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic pose huge challenges to the continent. The bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina, said at the launch of the report that it will take a great deal of effort for Africa to fully … Read more

Africa CDC warns against vaccine hoarding over monkeypox outbreak | HealthNews

Since early May, more than 200 suspected and confirmed cases of the virus have been detected in at least 19 countries, mostly in Europe. The acting director of Africa’s top public health agency says he hopes rich countries will not hoard vaccines during the current monkeypox outbreak, as they did with the jabs against COVID-19. … Read more

Maternal mental health: When mothers suffer, babies suffer, say experts

Editor’s Note: This story is part of As Equals, CNN’s ongoing series on gender inequality. For information about how the series is funded and more, check out our FAQs. CNN  —  Postpartum depression (PPD) is estimated to affect more than one in ten women who have a baby and is just one of many mood … Read more

Gambian government says it will prosecute exiled ex-ruler Jammeh | Court News

The Gambian government has said it will prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh for murder, rape, torture and other alleged crimes committed during his more than 20-year rule. The Ministry of Justice said on Wednesday that it accepted all but two of the 265 recommendations made by a commission that probed alleged crimes committed by the … Read more

Burkina Faso finds bodies of four missing miners after a 39-day search

Eight miners were reported trapped in the underground mine on April 16, triggering a 39-day search that offered little hope of finding any survivors. “Unfortunately, after 39 days of intense search, the lifeless bodies of four miners were found,” a government statement said Wednesday. It did not reveal the nationalities of the recovered bodies. The … Read more

South Africa: No need for mass monkeypox immunization – experts | World Health OrganizationNews

The African continent has not recently recorded any confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox, unlike Europe and the United States. South African disease experts have said that they did not see a need for a mass vaccination campaign against monkeypox or believe that cases would explode in the same way as COVID-19. The African continent … Read more

AU chairperson says Africa a ‘collateral victim’ of Ukraine war | African Union News

Millions of Africans have been pushed into extreme poverty by COVID and face rising costs because of the Ukraine war. Africa has become a “collateral victim” of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, further denting the continent’s ability to fulfill its “enormous promise and potential”, top officials of the African Union and United Nations have said in messages … Read more

United Arab Emirates detects first case of monkeypox

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates detected on Tuesday the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus in a young woman who traveled from West Africa. The government said little about the patient, but stressed that authorities were investigating her contacts and “taking all necessary measures” to limit the … Read more

S Africa’s Ramaphosa: Russia sanctions hurting ‘bystander’ states | Russia-Ukraine war News

Africa, still facing lingering economic effects from the coronavirus pandemic, has been hit hard by rising food costs linked to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that “bystander countries” were suffering due to sanctions against Russia and called for talks as the African Union (AU) prepared a mission to … Read more