After cyclone Idai, Mozambique stares at severe food shortage

Low-lying rice fields in this fertile region were destroyed when rivers burst their banks. Maize crops on higher land were shredded. Their mangled stalks now wither under an almost constant sun. Exposed, the clay earth is cracking. Continue Reading

German Chancellor Merkel to host May ahead of crucial Brexit talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Theresa May for talks Tuesday, on the eve of a crucial EU summit when the British premier is hoping to convince the bloc to grant her a new Brexit extension to 30 June. Continue Reading

15 killed in Islamist attack on Kenya hotel complex, siege continues

At least one suicide bomber blew himself up at the hotel while gunmen sprayed fire before engaging security forces and holing themselves up at the premises as civilians fled or barricaded themselves in their offices awaiting rescue. Continue Reading