Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by East Africa floods

NAIROBI/KAMPALA (Reuters) – Flooding washed away roads, bridges and a hospital in Uganda and an entire small town in Somalia as torrential rain across East Africa compounded problems for governments struggling to respond to the new coronavirus. Hundreds of people have been killed by floodwaters in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda and Ethiopia which have also […]

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Igniting global outrage, Brazil’s Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing […]

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