Mummified ‘golden boy’ found covered in 49 precious amulets | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — When a teenage boy died 2,300 years ago in Egypt, he was mummified and adorned with 49 protective amulets and a golden mask to guide him in the afterlife. Researchers discovered the amulets … Read more

Ethiopian Prime Minister and rebel group blame each other for apparent civilian massacre

The incident appears to be an ethnically targeted attack, according to a statement from the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC). This is the second attack against civilians in the Oromia region in under a month. The EHRC says the populations of the villages of Mender 20 and Mender 21 in Hawa Gelan in Oromia’s … Read more

Pair of orcas targeting great white sharks off South Africa’s coast

Great whites used to dominate areas of the Gansbaai coast, around 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Cape Town, but have been avoiding them in recent years, according to to a paper published in the African Journal of Marine Science on Wednesday. The Gansbaai coast was once a popular spot for great white shark spotting, … Read more

Prince Charles meets genocide survivors in Rwanda

In 1994, Hutu extremists in Rwanda targeted minority ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus in a three-month killing spree that left an estimated 800,000 people dead, though local estimates are higher. In the basement below the church – which today stands as a memorial to the 1994 genocide – the skulls of unidentified Tutsi men are … Read more

‘Day Zero’: This city is counting down the days until its water taps run dry

It’s the bumpy road – which runs between tightly packed shanty dwellings and beige public-funded houses – that makes balancing containers filled with 70 liters of water on his return a pain. “Home feels far when you are pushing 70 kilograms of water into a wheelbarrow,” said the 49-year-old resident from the impoverished South African … Read more

‘They never missed Mass.’ Woman loses both parents in Nigeria church attack that killed dozens

A local lawmaker told CNN Monday that “close to 50 people, including children” were killed after the attackers stormed into St. Francis Catholic Church in the city of Owo and began “shooting sporadically.” “The death toll was quite large,” said Adeyemi Olayemi, the legislator representing the Owo constituency in the Ondo State House of Assembly. … Read more

UK criticized for excluding graduates from African universities in new work visa rule

Under the scheme announced on Monday, graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the top 50 universities abroad can apply for a two-year work visa and will be allowed to bring family members with them. Those who receive doctorates can apply for a three-year visa. Successful applicants will then be able to switch to … Read more

Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria – A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that aimed to offer hope to the needy. One witness said the dead included a pregnant woman and many children. The stampede at … Read more