Several of Africa’s poorest countries are in need of assistance due to severe floods that have killed more than 200 people and affected a million in recent weeks. The latest victims were reported in Rwanda, where officials from the northern region said floods killed 15 people and destroyed more than 500 homes since Sept. 12. Meanwhile, German authorities have detained a former Hutu minister wanted in connection with Rwanda’s 1994 civil war and genocide, Germany’s federal police said. The statement did not name the man but said he had been a planning minister at the time of the civil war. (AFP, Reuters)

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