Simona Foltyn

Simona Foltyn

Simona Foltyn is an independent journalist covering East Africa. You can follow her on Twitter: @simonafoltyn

Middle East

Iraqi tribes seek to reinstate security amid unrest

Powerful tribes in the south of Iraq want to take matters into their own hands after two months of deadly government crackdown on protests.

Iraqi tribes seek to reinstate security amid unrest

Middle East

Two years after ISIL defeat, Mosul still in ruins

The victory over ISIL is overshadowed by the slow pace of reconstruction and lack of services in the Sunni north.

Two years after ISIL defeat, Mosul still in ruins

Middle East

Iraq businesses hurt by protests

Weeks of anti-government protests in Iraq are damaging trade.

Iraq businesses hurt by protests

South Sudan

South Sudan's displaced face hunger

Hunger and conflict force tens of thousands to abandon their fields and migrate north to Sudan.

South Sudan's displaced face hunger

Human Rights

Ethiopia: Oromo protests continue amid harsh crackdown

Protesters continue to clash with security forces in what has spiralled into Ethiopia's largest unrest in decades.

Ethiopia: Oromo protests continue amid harsh crackdown

Business & Economy

South Sudan: Coffee in a time of war?

South Sudan farmers must choose between feeding the war-torn nation or profiting from lucrative international markets.

South Sudan: Coffee in a time of war?

South Sudan

Q&A: UN mission chief on challenges of S Sudan peace

Ellen Margrethe Loj discusses difficulty of UN mission as Security Council deploys another 1,100 troops to the country.

Q&A: UN mission chief on challenges of S Sudan peace

South Sudan

Conflict persists despite South Sudan peace deal

Tensions have burst into violence in Western Equatoria state with more than 100 people reportedly killed since May.

Conflict persists despite South Sudan peace deal

Africa

South Sudan's half a peace agreement

A rift among rebel factions stymies peace negotiations as President Kiir requests two week extension to sign agreement.

South Sudan's half a peace agreement

Poverty & Development

Independent South Sudan’s economic woes

Businesses in Juba struggle to survive as the country's economy contracts eighteen months into conflict.

Independent South Sudan’s economic woes

Refugees

Divided and desperate along South Sudan's front-line

Renewed fighting between government and rebel forces cuts off Shilluk tribe on the Nile River with many eager for aid.

Divided and desperate along South Sudan's front-line

Africa

Ethiopia's ruling party sweeps elections

The EPRDF and its allies have so far won all of 442 seats declared amid claims that opponents' supporters were harassed.

Ethiopia's ruling party sweeps elections