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  • 香蕉视频苹果下载December 25, 2019

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    Africa

    Economies in the region are reeling from a second historic drought in three years, leaving 45 million people in crisis, and the problem is worsening.

    Jihadists killed more than 70 soldiers in an attack on a military base in western Niger, the deadliest single Islamist attack on a country the West has cultivated as a bulwark against rising militancy across the Sahel.

    Two helicopters in Mali collided midair during an operation against terrorists, killing 13 French soldiers, the heaviest casualties France has shouldered since launching its military campaign to drive extremists from the country.

    Jihadists attacked the Malian military near the border with Niger, leaving at least 53 soldiers and one civilian dead, in the second major assault against the country’s armed forces in a month.

    A clinical trial conducted during an epidemic in a violent swath of Congo proved that two new drugs can sharply reduce death rates from Ebola, a virus that has crossed oceans to strike victims in the U.S. and Europe.

    The trial against one of the alleged ringleaders behind $2 billion in fraudulent loans to Mozambique kicked off in New York, the same day that citizens cast judgment at the ballot box on whether their government had done enough to hold accountable officials involved in the secret deals.

    The U.S. may impose sanctions on South Sudan’s ruling elite if leaders fail to meet a mid-November deadline to form a unity government, a senior U.S. official warned Thursday.

    The vast landholdings of the 71-year-old king of the Zulu nation are under scrutiny as part of a broader effort by South Africa’s government to widen land ownership among its majority poor and black people.

    Tunisians voted Sunday in their second free presidential election since the uprising that toppled an autocratic regime in 2011, consolidating the country’s position as the only democracy to survive the years of revolution and war following the Arab Spring.

    A spate of attacks in South Africa this week against foreigners from other African nations has highlighted the failures of governments continentwide to tackle deep inequalities and crippling poverty, observers say.

    Robert Mugabe, a schoolteacher-turned-guerrilla fighter who helped topple white colonial rule in Zimbabwe only to lead the country to the brink of economic ruin, died at 95.

    Pope Francis is set to arrive in southeastern Africa to begin a weeklong tour of one of the world’s poorest regions—and one of the most vulnerable to climate change—as he seeks to push his environmentalist message.

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