U.N Climate Change Report sounds ‘code red for humanity,’ Several soldiers killed in northern Burkina Faso ambush | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you shouldn’t miss:

SADC launches military mission as Rwanda helps retake Mozambique towns

Southern African countries on Monday inaugurated a regional military mission to help Mozambique take back control of its gas-rich northern province from jihadists that have been rampaging across towns and villages for nearly four years. – CGTN reports.

Communities around Malawi’s Lake Chilwa hit by abnormally low rainfall

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned Monday that already, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades if not centuries. This is already taking its toll on Malawi’s second largest lake, Lake Chilwa. – AfricaNews reports.

U.N. climate change report sounds ‘code red for humanity’

The United Nations Panel on Climate Change told the world on Monday that global warming was dangerously close to being out of control – and that humans were “unequivocally” to blame. – Reuters reports.

Cholera outbreak kills 12 people in Niger, health minister says

A cholera outbreak in Southern Niger has killed 12 people and infected 201 others across three regions, with heavy rains helping to further spread the disease, the country’s health minister said on Monday. – News24 reports.

Several soldiers killed in northern Burkina Faso ambush

Twelve Burkina Faso soldiers were killed and eight wounded in an ambush by suspected rebels near the West African country’s border with Mali, the government said. – Aljazeera reports.

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