Consul General Semere Ghbremarian O. Micael, the only accredited diplomat from Eritrea, has been expelled from Canada for soliciting army funds from Eritrean-Canadians. The Horn of Africa nation has condemned the expulsion, calling Cananda “a bully against a small and proud nation and its people.”
A severe drought in the Horn of Africa—which includes Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti—is affecting almost nine million people, causing widespread hunger in the region while stripping local farmers of their livelihood, the United Nations’ World Food Program announced Wednesday.
In an effort to save lives during Horn of Africa’s current hunger crisis, workers from two top global health organizations in Kenya and Somalia will be administering vaccinations along the borders of the two nations, according to the World Health Organization.
In a speech punctuated by cheers of thousands of miners and the blowing of whistles and vuvuzelas, firebrand politician Julius Malema called Tuesday for a national strike in all of South Africa's mines, encouraging a step-up of a strike that has already halted production at several platinum and gold mines.