Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris

Africa

Niger violence: Rising death toll and affected families

Civil society organisations in Niger have called for protests to demand action against increased attacks by armed groups in the Sahel region.

Niger violence: Rising death toll and affected families

Africa

Liberia discontent: More anti-government protests expected

Many people are unhappy with the economy and the rising cost of living.

Liberia discontent: More anti-government protests expected

Africa

Central African Republic: Warning of humanitarian disaster

Humanitarian workers say food shortages and inflation will get worse as lean months draw closer.

Central African Republic: Warning of humanitarian disaster

Africa

Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts

For government forces, this is the first time they are setting foot in PK5 since 2014.

Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts

Africa

Central African Republic clashes: UN adds more troops

After fighting between traders and fighters broke out over a dispute in Bangui, 40 people die.

Central African Republic clashes: UN adds more troops

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Niger struggles to combat armed groups in the Sahel

An increase in violence in the Sahel is heavily impacting lives and the economy in Niger.

Niger struggles to combat armed groups in the Sahel

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Niger attack: Thousands flee increasing violence in Sahel region

Armed groups' increased activity in region cause hundreds of deaths forcing thousands to seek safety in camps.

Niger attack: Thousands flee increasing violence in Sahel region

Africa

Sierra Leone diamond mine: Legal action over land grab

How a community displaced by diamond mining in Sierra Leone is fighting back.

Sierra Leone diamond mine: Legal action over land grab

Africa

Sierra Leone: Illegal mining blamed for environmental disasters

The government is introducing stiff penalties for those behind disasters causing a catastrophic loss of life.

Sierra Leone: Illegal mining blamed for environmental disasters

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Sierra Leone resumes timber exports, worrying environmentalists

Activists fear effort to counter falling revenue from mining could erase gains made over last 10 years to regrow country's forests.

Sierra Leone resumes timber exports, worrying environmentalists

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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, in Sierra Leone, is under threat

Animal conservation groups fear unless they have resources needed to protect primates they will not be around for long.

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, in Sierra Leone, is under threat

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Nigeria border closure: Businesses complain of revenue loss

The government says it wants to stop smugglers and criminals who pose a threat to the country and its economy and will keep the borders closed for now.

Nigeria border closure: Businesses complain of revenue loss