August 29, 2020

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Flooding has killed at least 45 people and led to the displacement of more than 226,000 from their homes in Niger this week, officials said Saturday. Days of heavy rain in Niger’s western region caused the Niger River to overflow, practically shutting down the capital, Niamey. Mud huts along the river have collapsed and rice fields are submerged. Niger’s prime

The U.N. human rights office is condemning excessive use of force by security guards that killed 22 inmates and injured eight others during a mass escape at a Madagascar jail nearly a week ago. Security forces reportedly opened fire as hundreds of men were trying to escape Sunday from Madagascar’s Farangana prison in the southeast of the country. The attempt

Honking and drumming, tens of thousands of people protested Saturday in Mauritius over the government’s slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days. The protesters displayed signs such as “You have no shame” and “I’ve seen better Cabinets at IKEA.” One protester scrawled “Inaction” on