DRC denies fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace; accuses Rwanda of “act of conflict”

CNN  —  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday denounced Rwanda’s accusation {that a} Congolese fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace, alleging the plane was attacked by Rwandan forces in a “deliberate act of aggression that quantities to an act of conflict.” Rwanda’s authorities communications workplace launched a statement on Twitter Tuesday which stated: “In … Read more

Lemekani Nyirenda: Zambian scholar who died combating for Russia in Ukraine laid to relaxation

CNN  —  The Zambian scholar who died in battle in Ukraine was buried Wednesday in a non-public ceremony in his dwelling nation, a household spokesman instructed CNN. Lemekani Nathan Nyirenda died on the frontlines of the Ukraine warfare whereas combating for Russian mercenary group Wagner in September final yr. His household consultant Dr. Ian Banda … Read more

The place to journey in 2023: The very best locations to go to

CNN  —  New 12 months equals new outlook. Apply this system liberally to journey planning in 2023. After practically three years of journey disruptions and problems, many nations have dropped most of their pandemic restrictions. Individuals are touring internationally in giant numbers, and there’s loads of pent-up demand to unfold all over the world. Worldwide … Read more

Remembering Gary Strieker, who helped set up CNN’s presence in Africa

CNN  —  Gary Strieker had each motive to be a pessimist. Individuals dying of starvation, brutal killings and plenty of different horrific occasions that he coated as a world reporter unfolded proper earlier than his eyes. But Strieker by no means misplaced his optimistic spirit or his ardour to make clear critically necessary however usually … Read more

Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN  —  On the easternmost outskirts of Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators … Read more

NYC Marathon 2022 winners: Sharon Lokedi and Evans Chebet complete Kenyan double at races

CNN  —  Kenya’s Sharon Lokedi was a surprise winner of the women’s New York City Marathon on Sunday, while Evans Chebet won the men’s race to complete a Kenyan double. Lokedi, competing over the 26.2-mile distance for the first time in her career, pulled away from Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter in the closing stages, finishing … Read more

Lake Victoria crash: Commercial aircraft plunges into lake in Tanzania

CNN  —  Several passengers on board a commercial flight operated by Precision Air which crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday have been rescued, according to officials. Boats with emergency response personnel were deployed to the crash site at Africa’s largest lake near Bukoba airport. It was not immediately clear how many passengers were … Read more

Kenya drought: Hundreds of elephants, wildebeests and zebras reported dead

CNN  —  Hundreds of elephants, wildebeests, and zebras have died across Kenya amid the nation’s longest drought in decades. “The Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers, Community Scouts, and Research Teams counted the deaths of 205 elephants, 512 wildebeests, 381 common zebras, 51 buffalos, 49 Grevy’s zebras, and 12 giraffes in the past nine months,” a report … Read more