Security forces and armed groups are committing war crimes against civilians in Africa’s Sahel region. The amnesty report: Death was slowly creeping on us: Living under siege in Burkina Faso focuses on crimes against civilians in many localities of Burkina Faso. The country underwent two military coups.The latest in september when Captain Ibrahim Traoré took over.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, inflation has become an electoral issue. At sporting events, people in the stands shout “dollars ekita” — a cry in the local language Lingala demanding to lower the price of the dollar.
The US dollar is used in major transactions in the capital Kinshasa, and is also the currency of choice for groceries, eating out at restaurants and more. But the exchange rate with the local currency, the Congolese franc, fluctuates daily, and has lately reached 2,500 francs per dollar in Kinshasa. Inflation has become a major worry for the city’s inhabitants. With elections approaching, many Congolese people are expecting government measures to lower the rate.
King Charles and Queen Camilla have ended their state visit to Kenya. The King met met with religious leaders from Christian, Hindu, Muslim and African Traditional Faiths when he visited East Africa region’s oldest mosque and the Anglican cathedral of Mombasa.