Across the 54 Countries in Africa, these are the 5 top stories you may have missed:
Mali: Kidnapped French journalist appeals for help
A video circulating over social media shows kidnapped French journalist Olivier Dubois pleading for help after he was kidnapped in Mali by Islamist militants – Africa News reports
“I’m Olivier Dubois. I’m French. I’m a journalist. I was kidnapped in Gao on April 8 by the JNIM (al Qaeda North Africa). I’m speaking to my family, my friends and the French authorities for them to do everything in their power to free me,” Dubois said in a 21-second video shared on social media,” Oliver said in the video.
The French foreign ministry confirmed his disappearance but stopped short of calling it a kidnapping.
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Zimbabwe considers first mass elephant killing in decades
Southern African country, Zimbabwe, is considering the mass killing of elephants, known as culling, for the first time since 1988 to reduce the 100,000 population of the animals – Aljazeera Africa reports
The Zimbabwean government which has the world’s second-largest population of elephants after neighbouring Botswana has maintained that the large number of animals is leading to the destruction of habitat needed by other species and an increasing number of dangerous human-elephant interactions.
Adult elephants can eat 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of vegetation a day and often strip bark from trees, killing them.