May 30 2020

Africa

Violence and Looting Point to Food Crisis in South Africa Lockdown

"Mr President we are in the middle of a food crisis. It's war out here," warned a community leader in Mitchells Plain township in Cape Town.

Eastern Africa Braces for Unprecedented Locust Plague While Resources are Limited

The Food and Agriculture Organization warns of devastating effects as a new wave of locusts prepares to sweep across eastern Africa

Nigerian Genocide Continues to Mount Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

In 5 weeks, from March 1 through the first week of April, more than 60 Christians were murdered in Nigeria while the country has fought to contain virus.

Iran Regime, ISIS and Other Extremists Exploit Coronavirus to Wreak Havoc

Iranian Regime, the Islamic State and other extremist groups all over the world are watching for an opening due to the pandemic.

Egyptian Policeman Killed in Shootout with Armed Gunmen who Intended to Attack Christians

An Egyptian policeman was killed and three others wounded in a shootout Tuesday with armed gunmen in Cairo intending to attack Christians.

DR Congo sees Resurgence of Ebola as Country Fights to Stamp out Covid-19

The resurgence of the deadly virus means that DR Congo is now fighting two extremely infectious diseases, including also the deadly coronavirus.

New Wave of Locusts 20 Times Larger than Last Hits Africa; Fears of Massive Famine to Follow

Russia & Saudi Arabia conclude oil dispute in historical deal; Reduction is reported to be nearly 10% of the global supply to combat dropping oil prices

Stampede in Kenya as Residents Surge for Food Aid

Thousands of people have surged for food aid in Kenya’s capital in a brief stampede, leading police to fire tear gas and injure several people

Plague of Locusts Set to Descend Upon Middle East at Passover – Jewish State to Remain Untouched

An ‘Extremely alarming’ plague of locusts swarms forming in Horn of Africa; set to desimate Africa and the Middle East — but will skip Holy Land

Tunisia: Suicide bombs near US Embassy kill, injure police

2 suicide bombers blew themselves up near the US Embassy in Tunisia, killing a police officer & wounding 4 Friday, the nation’s Interior Ministry said.

Unprecedented Number of Locusts Push Somalia to Declare National Emergency

An unprecedented number of locusts has caused Somalia to declare national emergency; UN says this is worst locust issue Eastern Africa has seen in 25 years

UN envoy, Macron condemns breaches of pledge to end foreign meddling by Turkey in Libya Conflict

A UN envoy charged Thursday that foreign actors continue to meddle in Libya's conflict, resupplying the parties to the conflict in violation of recent international commitments.

Al-Shabab Kills Three Americans in Attack on Kenya Military Base

A U.S. servicemember and two American contractors for the Pentagon were killed at the Kenya Defense Force Military Base used by U.S. forces Sunday after a pre-dawn attack by the al-Shabab extremist group, officials said.

France, Egypt urge restraint on Libya as Ankara speeds up troop deployment bill

Warning from France, Egypt comes as Ankara moves to fast-track a bill paving the way to a military deployment on war-torn country of Libya.

Report Reveals at Least 1,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2019

A new report from the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust estimates that more than 1,000 Christians were killed in Nigeria this year alone.

U.S. calls on Libya’s Haftar to Halt Tripoli War, Warns Against Russia’s Role

The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to Try to Resolve Dam Dispute by Jan. 15th

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed on Wednesday to work toward resolving their dispute over the filling and operation of a massive dam project in Ethiopia by Jan. 15, 2020, the U.S. Treasury said.