Here is an exploration of a term that evokes the very worst of human suffering.
by Ihsaan Haffejee
by Kim Harrisberg
Politics26 Feb 2017 06:23 GMT
The world's oldest leader said he has no plans to step down in his lavish birthday party.
Inside Story25 Feb 2017 20:23 GMT
A series of attacks targeted foreign workers and their businesses across South Africa.
Africa25 Feb 2017 08:26 GMT
Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to break up local protesters who blame foreigners for unemployment and crime.
Humanitarian crises24 Feb 2017 15:18 GMT
From scenes of protests in the United States to images of Iraqis fleeing their homes, here is the week in pictures.
Humanitarian crises24 Feb 2017 04:42 GMT
UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.
Politics23 Feb 2017 18:52 GMT
President Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, appoints political newcomer Hassan Ali Khaire as the country's prime minister.
Aid23 Feb 2017 07:54 GMT
As the humanitarian scale-up in the region continues, governments and donors are urged to do their part.
- Jan Egeland
Africa23 Feb 2017 07:42 GMT
Spy chief Yankuba Badjie has been accused of overseeing kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, torture, killings and rape.
Africa22 Feb 2017 14:47 GMT
President promises improvements but asks for patience as the country grapples with threats and a humanitarian crisis.
Africa22 Feb 2017 11:10 GMT
South African government wanted to leave the ICC as a result of the court's alleged bias against African nations.
REWIND22 Feb 2017 06:31 GMT
In 2011, Africa Investigates probed the trade in the body parts of people with albinism. REWIND revisits a survivor.
Africa22 Feb 2017 05:12 GMT
The United Nations has declared a famine in certain parts of the world's youngest country, South Sudan.
Inside Story21 Feb 2017 20:03 GMT
The United Nations says millions are going hungry in the world's newest country.
Africa21 Feb 2017 19:17 GMT
Nigerian community in South Africa calls for protection after reports of renewed 'xenophobic' violence in Pretoria West.
Africa21 Feb 2017 12:08 GMT
More than 100,000 people in two counties of Unity state are starving, UN and government officials say.
by Winnie Byanyima
- Jan Egeland
by Esther Ngumbi
by Abukar Arman
by Fisayo Soyombo
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