Over 2,000 people are estimated to have died in a heatwave that swept the 2 states last yr. Pirates have attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria kidnapping six of the crew, says the Nigerian navy. The ship carrying chemicals was believed to be travelling from Gabon to Ivory Coast. The pirates attacked the ship late at night as it was sailing near the oil-rich Niger Delta.
More than two billion individuals live in elements of the world where the Zika virus can spread, detailed maps printed within the journal eLife present. The Zika virus, which is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, triggered a worldwide well being emergency this yr. Last week the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the virus causes severe birth defects. The newest analysis confirmed mapping Zika was extra advanced than merely defining where the mosquito can survive. The Yemeni port city of Mukalla, managed by al-Qaeda militants for a year, has been recaptured by Yemeni and Saudi-led coalition forces. The coalition says 800 militants had been killed in the first hours of a joint operation across the south of Yemen. But Mukalla residents mentioned there had been little fighting in the metropolis, with the militants apparently withdrawing.
Analysts say winding down an amnesty to former Niger Delta militants has resulted in a rise in piracy. A heatwave across most of India has led to a warmer than ordinary summer in much of the nation. The heatwave extends throughout a lot of northern India with temperatures having exceeded 40C for several days in a row. And many elements of that interior are baked dry, following a poor monsoon season in 2015 as a result of strong El Nino event in the Pacific. Food shortage fears over a drought in southern Africa have prompted Malawi to declare a state of nationwide disaster and Mozambique to problem a “purple alert”.