Fleur Launspach

Fleur Launspach

Writer 

Europe

A long history of controversial Nobel Peace Prize winners

The silence of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, over the Rohingya crisis has led critics to call for her award to be revoked. However, the Peace Prize committee is no stranger to controversy.

A long history of controversial Nobel Peace Prize winners

Humanitarian crises

Europe or die

10 years ago a large group of West Africans tried to cross into Europe via Spain’s Canary Islands. Even though this route is now sealed off, the youngest generation of fishermen in Kayar still dreams of reaching Europe.

Europe or die

War & Conflict

UN: Tens of thousands killed in South Sudan war

As many as 50,000 have died in the two-year conflict, one official says, with violence continuing despite peace deal.

UN: Tens of thousands killed in South Sudan war

Mali

ICC hearing to decide on 'destroyer' of Timbuktu sites

Malian member of al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar al-Dine is accused of being involved in destroying historic Timbuktu sites.

ICC hearing to decide on 'destroyer' of Timbuktu sites

Africa

Report highlights plight of DRC's 'cobalt children'

Western firms turn blind eye as child miners toil in dangerous conditions for precious "battery" mineral, Amnesty says.

Report highlights plight of DRC's 'cobalt children'

Health

New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone

Medical tests confirm new Ebola death in Sierra Leone, just hours after WHO declares West Africa free of the virus.

New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone