I won't step down, Mugabe says at 93rd birthday bash

The world's oldest leader said he has no plans to step down in his lavish birthday party.

Inside Story

What's behind attacks on foreigners in South Africa?

A series of attacks targeted foreign workers and their businesses across South Africa.


Anti-migrant protest in South Africa turns violent

Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to break up local protesters who blame foreigners for unemployment and crime.

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.


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.


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


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.


Mohamed Abdullahi inaugurated as new Somali president

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.