Humanitarian crises

Week in Pictures: From Dakota pipeline to Somalia blast

From scenes of protests in the United States to images of Iraqis fleeing their homes, here is the week in pictures.

Humanitarian crises

$4.4bn urgently needed to prevent 'famine catastrophe'

UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

Politics

Somali president names ex-oil executive prime minister

President Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, appoints political newcomer Hassan Ali Khaire as the country's prime minister.

Aid

Lake Chad Basin: World's most neglected crisis rages on

As the humanitarian scale-up in the region continues, governments and donors are urged to do their part.

by Winnie Byanyima
- Jan Egeland

Africa

The Gambia arrests ex-spy chief linked to killings

Spy chief Yankuba Badjie has been accused of overseeing kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, torture, killings and rape.

Africa

Mohamed Abdullahi inaugurated as new Somali president

President promises improvements but asks for patience as the country grapples with threats and a humanitarian crisis.

Africa

SA court rules ICC withdrawal plan unconstitutional

South African government wanted to leave the ICC as a result of the court's alleged bias against African nations.

REWIND

Spell of the Albino: Witchcraft and a gruesome trade

In 2011, Africa Investigates probed the trade in the body parts of people with albinism. REWIND revisits a survivor.

Africa

South Sudan areas affected by famine

The United Nations has declared a famine in certain parts of the world's youngest country, South Sudan.

Inside Story

Who is to blame for famine in South Sudan?

The United Nations says millions are going hungry in the world's newest country.

Africa

Nigerians in S Africa 'living in fear' after attacks

Nigerian community in South Africa calls for protection after reports of renewed 'xenophobic' violence in Pretoria West.

Africa

Famine declared in South Sudan's Unity state

More than 100,000 people in two counties of Unity state are starving, UN and government officials say.

Africa

Scores of bodies wash ashore in Libya's Zawiya

At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says.

Africa

UN: Famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen

Call for action comes day after aid agency and government officials declared famine in parts of South Sudan.

Health

Bushmeat trade tests Cameroon's Ebola prevention

In a country where hunting wildlife for food is a centuries-old practice, the association with Ebola challenges habits.