Catherine Soi

Catherine Soi

Africa

Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

The founder of a school for orphaned children in Nigeria has won a top United Nations award. The UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award honours people who dedicate their lives to helping victims of war.

Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

Africa

Nigeria: Sukur Kingdom fights to preserve UNESCO status

A kingdom in northern Nigeria is trying to recover three years after a devastating attack by Boko Haram.

Nigeria: Sukur Kingdom fights to preserve UNESCO status

Africa

Birth complications kill around 50,000 Nigerian women a year

In Nigeria, about 50,000 women die every year because of birth-related complications. It often happens while giving birth at home. Culture, cost and distance keep many from going to hospitals.

Birth complications kill around 50,000 Nigerian women a year

Africa

Nigerians return home to rebuild lives shattered by Boko Haram

Attacks by Boko Haram have left a trail of destruction throughout northeast Nigeria. With government control restored, families are now returning home to find their villages and towns destroyed.

Nigerians return home to rebuild lives shattered by Boko Haram

Africa

Nigeria community leaders try to quell farmer-herder conflict

Leaders of rival communities in Nigeria are trying to stop the war between Christian farmers and Muslim cattle herders.

Nigeria community leaders try to quell farmer-herder conflict

Africa

Nigeria: Boko Haram exploiting poor children for suicide attacks

Recruiters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram are targeting people living in extreme poverty and using them to fuel the group's violent campaign in northern Nigeria.

Nigeria: Boko Haram exploiting poor children for suicide attacks

Africa

Nigeria: Dozens admitted as cholera hits IDP camp in Maiduguri

At least eight people have died in a cholera outbreak at two refugee camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria: Dozens admitted as cholera hits IDP camp in Maiduguri

Africa

Kenya election: 24 people killed since vote

The Kenya national commission on human rights says at least 24 people have been killed in post-election violence after President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term.

Kenya election: 24 people killed since vote

Africa

Kenya election chief rejects claims of poll hacking

Kenya's election commission has dismissed opposition claims that its systems were hacked to produce a 'fictitious' lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya election chief rejects claims of poll hacking

Africa

Kenya: Land disputes top agenda as election nears

Campaigning has finished before Kenya's presidential election on Tuesday. Current leader Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga have both prioritised land reform.

Kenya: Land disputes top agenda as election nears

Africa

Kenya: Rising cost of living adds to political pressures

Kenya’s presidential election is set to take place on August 8.

Kenya: Rising cost of living adds to political pressures

Africa

DR Congo: 15 years after eruption, city rebuilds near volcano

A city in the Democratic Republic of Congo is expanding and rebuilding in the shadow of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

DR Congo: 15 years after eruption, city rebuilds near volcano