Humanitarian crises

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical

The country no longer has areas in famine but almost two million people on the brink of starvation, report says.

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical

Africa

'100 killed' in CAR town a day after truce deal

Bria mayor says death toll will certainly rise after a day of heavy clashes between rival factions.

'Around 100 killed' in CAR's Bria despite truce deal

Opinion

The world has abandoned South Sudanese refugees

Despite receiving only limited funds from international organisations, Uganda has given a warm welcome to refugees.

Khairunissa Dhala

by Khairunissa Dhala

Khairunissa Dhala

Africa

South Sudan: 50 percent food-insecure as disease toll escalates

About half of South Sudan’s population are facing severe food shortages as its three-year civil war drags on.

Africa

Civilians bear the brunt of fresh fighting in DRC

Civilians have been forced to flee their homes, adding to the tens of thousands already living in IDP camps.

Africa

'50 killed' in CAR town a day after ceasefire deal

Bria mayor says heavy clashes break out a day after the signing of a peace deal aimed at ending violence in the country.

'Dozens killed' in CAR's Bria despite ceasefire deal

Human Rights

UN accuses rivals in DR Congo of fuelling ethnic hatred

UN human rights chief Zeid Al Hussein accuses Kinshasa of supporting rebels behind 'horrific attacks' in Kasai province.

UN accuses rivals in DR Congo of fuelling ethnic hatred

Africa

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Somalia's Mogadishu

At least 15 people killed in al-Shabab attack on Wadajir district, government official says.

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Somalia's Mogadishu

Poverty & Development

The slow road to recovery for rape survivors in the DRC

In eastern DRC, an outpost of hope provides medical, psychological and social help to marginalised victims.

The slow road to recovery for rape survivors in the DRC

Africa

DR Congo: Troops deployed to push out rebels from wildlife park

Thousands of soldiers have been deployed to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to push out rebels from an acclaimed wildlife park.

Africa

CAR accord: 'Civilians desperate for violence to end'

HRW's Lewis Mudge says a lot more still needs to be done after truce deal signed by CAR government and rebel groups.

Q&A: Will CAR peace accord bring end to violence?

Africa

126 refugees feared dead after Libya shipwreck: IOM

Testimony from survivors brought to Italy suggests that more than 120 refugees drowned while trying to reach Europe.

IOM: 126 refugees feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

Africa

CAR government signs peace deal with rebel groups

Under the accord, armed groups will be given representation in the political arena in exchange for an end to attacks.

Africa

Deadly raid targets tourist resort in Mali's Bamako

At least two people killed and dozens of guests rescued after attack by armed men on luxury complex on city's outskirts.

Opinion

Why did Qatar leave the Djibouti-Eritrea border?

The renewed Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute is the first ripple effect of the Gulf crisis in Africa.

Sultan Barakat

by Sultan Barakat
- Sansom Milton

Sultan Barakat