Libya: Dozens of Migrants Dead After Boats Sink off Coast
Dozens of dead migrants washed ashore in Libya on Monday. It is presumed they drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their boats sank. Reports suggest that around 50 people are believed to have died in the incident. This comes at a time when Libya is already struggling with its own internal strife and the ongoing migrant crisis. Migrants frequently try to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, hoping to reach Europe, but the journey is often fraught with danger.
Congo: State Miner and China’s CMOC Reach Agreement on Royalties
Congo’s state miner and China’s CMOC have reached an agreement on royalties, paving the way for the resumption of minerals exports from the world’s second-largest cobalt mine, according to Congo’s finance minister. Cobalt is a vital resource for the manufacturing of electric cars and other electronic goods. The agreement marks a turnaround from the tensions that emerged last year between Congo and China over alleged undervaluation of copper and cobalt exports to evade taxes.
Sudan: Seized Laboratory Poses High Biological Hazard Risk
The seizure of a laboratory in Sudan has led the World Health Organization to warn of a high risk of biological hazard. The laboratory was reportedly attacked after being suspected of conducting research into biological weapons, although this has not been independently confirmed. The concerns come at a time when Sudan is already experiencing political unrest and social upheaval. The impact of the laboratory’s seizure is not yet clear, but it could have significant implications for the country’s stability.
Sudan: Countries Scramble to Evacuate Foreign Citizens
Foreigners have been racing to leave Sudan as the country is plunged into political chaos. Western, Arab, and Asian governments have been evacuating their citizens as the risk of violence and instability continues to grow. The ongoing conflict in Darfur, which has resulted in mass displacement and violence, has combined with a growing wave of protests against the ruling government to create an increasingly unstable situation. The situation is further complicated by the risk of contagion from the seized laboratory.
Sudan: Fighting Abates Overnight, Allowing More People to Flee
The fighting in Sudan has abated somewhat overnight, allowing more people to flee the violence. The UN’s humanitarian office has also reduced operations in the country due to the fighting. As the situation deteriorates, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is only increasing. The country is in desperate need of international aid and assistance to help deal with the ongoing
African Boulevard News – (2023-04-25)