August 27, 2020

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Cameroon has blocked cereals exports, including millet and corn, to Nigeria as a food security measure after a production drop.  Authorities blamed the decrease in food production on its northern border on the threat from Boko Haram terrorists. Damian Kinkoh of the food control unit of Cameroon’s Trade Ministry says about 6,000 metric tons of corn, millet and rice have

Flood waters in Sudan have reached the highest levels on record, killing dozens of people, destroying thousands of homes and encroaching on some neighborhoods of the capital Khartoum. The flooding comes despite Ethiopia starting to fill the reservoir behind a giant new dam upstream on the Blue Nile in July. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is expected to help

Malawi has one of the highest rates of early marriage and teenage pregnancy in the world, with about half of girls marrying before the age of 18, according to government records. Aid groups say the coronavirus pandemic’s closing of schools has worsened the trend. A 17-year-old girl from the Phalombe district, who asked not to be identified by name, says she