As the flood in South Africa was declared a national disaster by its president amid a rising death toll and scores missing, other African countries like Sierra Leone, DR Congo and Nigeria were reported to be facing individual internal crises from food shortage and other supplies due to the Russia- Ukraine war, to bomb blast in a market by ISWAP, and drunk soldiers killing civilians.
As the effect of the war in Tigray continues to bite hard in Ethiopia, this week featured the World Bank’s donation of $300M to the war torn region. On a sad note, Kenya lost its only survivor former president Mwai Kibaki aged 90.
News reports from the Middle East and the Caribbean were also captured.
The photo gallery below highlights some of the most compelling images published by AEM reporters this week:
Kenya’s former President Mwai Kibaki has died today (Friday) at 90 years. The announcement was made on Friday morning by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
South Africa’s government has sought to reassure a worried public about efforts to help the east coast, where millions remained without water more than a week after floods and deadly storms pounded the region.
Many people struggle in the Kroo Bay slum, where pigs mingle with stray dogs in the shantytown’s debris-strewn alleys that straddle an open sewer. However, the war in distant Ukraine has made life even more difficult. Fuel prices, as well as the prices of staples such as cooking oil and rice, have recently risen sharply
In separate attacks in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, two soldiers shot dead 15 people, almost all of whom were civilians. This comes after six people were injured when soldiers attempted to make an arrest and threw a grenade into a crowd.
On Tuesday, several explosions targeted educational facilities in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, with an explosion at a boys’ high school killing at least six people. The explosions were aimed at the Mumtaz Education Center and the Abdul Rahim Shahid high school in Kabul’s western Dasht-e-Barchi district.
Actor Kaalan Walker, was found guilty on Monday, April 18 of serial raping six different women, three of them being 16-year-olds and now faces up to 100 years in prison. The 27-year-old was accused of sexual assault by over 30 teenagers and a handful of young women back in 2021.
AFRICAN REFUGEES IN TUNISIA DECRY RACISM & IMPOVERISHED CONDITIONS Scores of refugees and migrants in Tunisia are decrying racism, bad living conditions and demanding evacuation to other nations.
Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday evening took to his Instagram page to announce the heartbreaking death of his little son. The 37-year-old released a joint statement with partner Georgina Rodriguez sharing the devastating news, in which they also confirmed that the boy’s twin, their baby daughter had been welcomed into the world.
For the first time on Saturday, the newly elected Somali parliament convened with new legislators sworn in. The session set the ball rolling for the election of the next president.
The World Bank has vowed to disburse $300 million targeting local communities whose lives have been destroyed by the Tigray war.
Qatar have given the clearest indication that they will not bend their religious doctrines and beliefs to accommodate LGBT ideas during the 2022 World Cup. Homosexual activity in Qatar is illegal and punishable by up to seven years in jail.
Uber, a US-based ride-hailing company has dismissed its operations in Tanzania after six years of operation.
KINGSTON, JAMAICA- His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, arrives for a joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament in Jamaica.
Lewis Hamilton has partnered with Serena Williams to join a consortium that is bidding to buy the Chelsea Football Club.
China is reportedly in talks with South African authorities regarding the construction of a high-speed rail linking two of the country’s economic hubs – Johannesburg and Durban. The plan to build the rail network has been in the works for more than a decade.
Rapper ASAP Rocky was arrested at the LAX airport where he flew in a private jet from Barbados for alleged assault using a gun.
Following the death of a pregnant woman that sparked nationwide outrage in Senegal, six midwives have been charged for the death according to their lawyer on Wednesday.
Havana, CUBA- As a result of ongoing supply and logistics problems, Havana’s provincial government said Tuesday that its state-run shops will begin to limit food sales to residents of municipalities where they are located.
A Kenyan-born Bahrain athlete was found dead in Kenya on Tuesday. Damaris Muthee Mutua’s body was discovered in the world-famous running hub of Iten in western Kenya and police said they have launched a manhunt for her Ethiopian boyfriend who police identified as Ethiopian runner Koki Fai.
DOMINICA- There have been multiple ‘die-offs’ of sea urchins near Caribbean islands recorded by researchers and divers. According to the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA), there are no clues yet as to why the urchins are dying at such an alarming rate.
Three people were killed and 19 others were injured in an explosion at a busy market in Nigeria’s Taraba state, which is located in the country’s north. Nigeria is beset by instability, armed gangs and an Islamist insurgency attacking communities in the country’s northern regions.
Compiled by Ekeomah Atuonwu.