Africa has peaceful polls in 2022 but hit by coups, droughts


              Fabrice, 20, poses in front of his hairdressing salon in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Saturday Nov. 26, 2022 Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022. Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
            
              Somali women wait their turn to collect water at a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022. Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
            
              Students from the Soshanguve Automotive School of Specialization pose for a photograph behind solar panels on a train roof, north of Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
            
              Jalokun Nifemi, wearing an outfit made from recycled newspapers, waits back stage before a 'trashion show' in Sangotedo Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.  Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              The environmental activist Modou Fall, who many simply call "Plastic Man", poses for a photo at the Yarakh Beach littered by trash and plastics in Dakar, Senegal, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              People walk through floodwaters after heavy rainfall in Hadeja, Nigeria, Monday, Sept 19, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo)
            
              Somalis who fled drought-stricken areas carry their belongings as they arrive at a makeshift camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 30, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.” (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
            
              Maasai children stand beside a zebra that local residents said died due to drought, as they graze their cattle at Ilangeruani village, near Lake Magadi, in Kenya, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”   (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              People walk by U.N. vehicles which were set on fire by angry crowds frustrated over the advance of M23 rebels, in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”   (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
            
              Relatives wait for bodies to be removed from the destruction at the scene, a day after a double car bomb attack at a busy junction in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.” (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
            
              Young men chant slogans against the power of Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba, against France and pro-Russia, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Sept. 30, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Sophie Garcia)
            
              Burkina Faso coup leader Capt. Ibrahim Traore participates in a ceremony in Ouagadougou, Oct. 15, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  AP Photo/Kilaye Bationo)
            
              Community members burn materials abandoned by illegal miners in Krugersdorp Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
            
              Supporters of presidential candidate Raila Odinga react as he arrives at his campaign headquarters after submitting a petition at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Maasai wait in line to cast their votes look through an open window at electoral officials inside a polling station at Niserian Primary School, in Kajiado County, Kenya Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
            
              Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the first woman to lead the the World Health Organization's regional Africa office, joins Congo's health minister Gilbert Mokoki on a field trip in Brazzaville, Congo, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
            
              A malnourished two year-old sits by his mother, left, who was recently displaced by drought, at a malnutrition stabilization center run by Action against Hunger, in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, June 5, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
            
              Members of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) deployed as part of the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF) ride in a vehicle in Goma, in eastern Congo Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
            
              People walk on the road near Kibumba, north of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, as they flee fighting between Congolese forces and M23 rebels in North Kivu, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
            
              A mother helps her malnourished son stand after he collapsed near their hut in the village of Lomoputh in northern Kenya, Thursday, May 12, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              A shopkeeper sells wheat flour in the Hamar-Weyne market in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia on May 26, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
            
              Displaced people watch the United Nations helicopter carrying Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix land in Bunia, eastern Congo, Tuesday Feb. 22, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
            
              Supporters of William Ruto hold campaign posters of him and wave a national flag as they celebrate and march along a street in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
            
              Letoyie Leroshi, a Samburu man gives cows water from a well in Kom village, Samburu County, Kenya, on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Africa has peaceful polls in 2022 but hit by coups, droughts