We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
Dr Solomon Ayele Dersso, a legal scholar and analyst of African affairs who writes on current African issues, is former head of the Peace and Security Council Report at the Institute for Security Studies and non-faculty assistant professor of human rights at Addis Ababa University.
The African Union's decision on the use of troops is not a panacea for the crisis in the country.
21 Dec 2015 13:55 GMT | Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict, Politics, Africa, Burundi
Apart from the flow of refugees, the crisis in Burundi remains containable - for now.
29 May 2015 05:14 GMT | Politics, Africa, Burundi
The declaration will only change the hydro-politics of the Nile if Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan walk the talk.
02 Apr 2015 07:55 GMT | Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Boko Haram is a key variable that will determine the outcome of Nigeria's election.
Solomon Dersso | 19 Mar 2015 07:01 GMT | Politics, Africa, Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria Decides
The year-long wrestling match between the African Union and Egypt has left its scars on both fighters.
Solomon Dersso | 14 Jul 2014 12:09 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea
The challenge for journalists covering Africa is telling African stories in their full human dimension.
Solomon Dersso | 06 Mar 2014 08:06 GMT | Africa, Kenya, Sudan
The deteriorating situation in the CAR undermines the African Union’s collective security system.
Solomon Dersso | 05 Dec 2013 10:04 GMT
Libya's dangerous slip into anarchy will have serious implications for Africa.
Solomon Dersso | 16 Nov 2013 12:14 GMT
Discontent among African states grows towards the ICC in light of going legal developments, writes scholar.
Solomon Dersso | 11 Oct 2013 11:57 GMT
A false and premature sense of security regarding al-Shabab's capabilities led to the tragedy in Nairobi, Dersso writes.
Solomon Dersso | 08 Oct 2013 13:39 GMT | Politics, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Turkey
Egypt's role in the region has been jeopardised since their suspension from the African Union.
Solomon Dersso | 09 Aug 2013 11:29 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Algeria, Central African Republic, Djibouti
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
How improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US will change the lives of people on both sides.
Politics, United States, Cuba
Mayotte is a magnet for Comoros islanders who risk their lives crossing hazardous seas in search of a better life.
Poverty & Development, France, Refugees
A three-part series looking at the history of France's black community and their long struggle for recognition.
Politics, US & Canada, France