Mount Karthala, one of the world's most active volcanoes, this week again scared residents on the major Comoran island, Grand Comore. An impressive but risk-less lava eruption brought back memories from December last year, when 200,000 islanders had to flee and toxic ashes polluted water, soils and pastures. Geologists on Grand Comore now say the lava stream has stopped and hold the eruption is over - for this time.
afrol News, 26 April - While international attention is focused on the crisis of Darfur refugees in eastern Chad, the plight of tens of thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic fleeing ethnic violence into Chad "has gone largely unnoticed," a rights group today laments. The majority of these refugees share the same ethnicity as ex-President Ange-Félix Patassé, and have therefore been specifically targeted by the present Central African government for attacks.
afrol News, 2 May - After a two-day extension was given Darfuri rebels and the Sudan government on Sunday, the negotiators in Abuja (Nigeria) are again running out of time to meet the new deadline set by the African Union (AU). In a last minute effort, the UN and the US has sent high-ranking officials to Abuja to put pressure on the rebels. The Khartoum government has already agreed to the peace proposal.