Africa

Africa

At least 1m people facing starvation as Madagascar’s drought worsens

Madagascar’s worst drought in 40 years has left more than a million people facing a year of desperate food shortages. The south of the island will produce less than half its usual harvest in the coming months because of low rains, prolonging...

Africa

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – all “doing well so far” – in what is thought to be a world record for the most children in a single birth to survive. Halima Cisse had been expected...

Africa

Open season in Sudan as trophy hunters flock to shoot rare ibex

Sudanese conservationists have accused trophy hunters of exploiting the country’s political transition to hunt the country’s unprotected rare animals. Photographs posted online of westerners posing with the body of a rare Nubian ibex angered Sudanese wildlife campaigners this week. They...

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