Interactive

Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.

Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

Middle East

Sudan PM pushes for peace in first trip to rebel region

PM Abdalla Hamdok makes first visit by a government official to conflict-ridden South Kordofan state in nearly a decade.

Sudanese in rebel-held Kauda hope for peace after Hamdok's visit

AJ Impact

US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights abuse

This is the US government's latest move to pressure the country's politicians to form a unity government.

US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights abuse

Uganda

No time to play: Childhood in Uganda's biggest refugee settlement

Thousands of unaccompanied child refugees, mostly fleeing war in South Sudan, face risks and challenges in Uganda.

No time to play: Childhood in Uganda's biggest refugee settlement

AJ Impact

Sudan to lift fuel subsidies, double public sector wages in 2020

These economic reforms are designed to ease the pain of Sudan's soaring inflation, which topped 58 percent in October.

Sudan to lift fuel subsidies, double public sector wages in 2020

Middle East

Top 10 books of 2019 from the Arab world

A brief tour of some of the best literature from the Middle East and North Africa in 2019.

Top 10 books of 2019 from the Arab world

South Sudan

S Sudan's Kiir, Machar agree to form unity government by February

President Salva Kiir makes announcement after holding three days of talks with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba.

S Sudan's Kiir, Machar agree to form unity government by February

South Sudan

US puts two South Sudan ministers on sanctions list

Washington accuses ministers of defence and cabinet affairs of fomenting conflict.

US puts two South Sudan ministers on sanctions list

Africa

S Sudan: $40m to help integrate rival forces as Kiir, Machar meet

Rare talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba amid growing pressure to save peace deal.

S Sudan: $40m to help integrate rival forces as Kiir, Machar meet

Africa

East African states devastated by floods

Nearly 300 people have been killed and millions affected across region, with disaster taking large toll on South Sudanese refugees.

Kenya

Nairobi summit explores progress on issues affecting women

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta opened summit by pledging to end female genital mutilation by 2022.

Nairobi summit explores progress on issues affecting women

South Sudan

What's delaying South Sudan's unity government?

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar postpone the formation of a power-sharing government by 100 days.

South Sudan: What's delaying the unity government?

Health

IOM halts Ebola screening after aid workers killed in South Sudan

UN migration agency suspends some Ebola checks at South Sudan border points with Uganda, DR Congo.

IOM halts Ebola screening after aid workers killed in South Sudan

Africa

South Sudan's Machar seeks delay to unity government

Opposition seeks six-month delay saying President Kiir not pushing through peace deal, casting shadow on peace efforts.

South Sudan's Machar seeks delay to unity government

Africa

UN: Almost one million people affected by floods in South Sudan

Heavy flooding since July has submerged entire communities and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes, OCHA says.

UN: Almost one million people affected by floods in South Sudan