Africa

Mapped: A world at war

by IRIN News July 30, 2015

The news is dominated by wars and unrest in places like Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, but there are dozens of other conflicts around the globe just as devastating that get far less media attention. ...

Starvation as a product of war

by Nicholas Kristof New York Times July 23, 2015

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The worst atrocity you have never heard of

by Nicholas Kristof and Adam B New York Times July 13, 2015

The ethnic cleansing unfolding in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan doesn’t get much coverage. But once you’ve witnessed it, says Nicholas Kristof, it will haunt you....

Corruption is killing children in Angola

by Nicholas Kristof New York Times June 24, 2015

Angola, naturally, doesn’t welcome journalists. It took me about five years to get a journalist visa to get into Angola, and after my reporting I doubt I’ll get another visa as long as the current regime remains in power. So at The Times, we poured a lot of time and effort into the story of what...

Violence has driven at least 1.5 million people from their homes in the three conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. The vast majority have been taken in by friends and relatives in the main cities, but the hospitality has imposed a significant burden on their hosts. Farming and markets are also disrupted, with many areas facing “emergency” levels of food shortages, one step below famine, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Network (FEWS Net). Photo: Nigerian Defense Headquarters

Beyond Boko Haram: Nigeria’s hidden crisis

by Obinna Anyadike IRIN News June 5, 2015

The violence has driven at least 1.5 million people from their homes in the three conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. The vast majority have been taken in by friends and relatives in the main cities, but the hospitality has imposed a significant burden on their hosts....

A displaced woman sets up camp in Mali’s Timbuktu region. Photo: Africare

Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali

by Katarina Höije IRIN News May 29, 2015

A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins....

Food worries widen in Mauritania

by Mamoudou Lamine Kane and Jennifer Lazuta IRIN News May 26, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of Mauritanians are struggling to feed themselves as they fall victim to the effects of climate change....

Prof Grace Irimu shows IPS a drip feed bag and a copy of Kenya’s ‘Basic Paediatric Protocols’ as she explains the importance of intravenous treatment in saving the lives of young children affected by acute watery diarrhoea. Photo: Miriam Gathigah/IPS

When Kenyan children’s lives hang on a drip

by Miriam Gathigah Inter Press Service May 23, 2015

Prof Grace Irimu shows IPS a drip feed bag and a copy of Kenya’s ‘Basic Paediatric Protocols’ as she explains the importance of intravenous treatment in saving the lives of young children affected by acute watery diarrhoea. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS...

A Burundian woman suffering from suspected cholera lies in the health clinic at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma, Tanzania. Photo: Jessica Hatcher/IRIN

Photo feature: Burundi’s endless exodus

by IRIN News May 22, 2015

Of the thousands who have fled in recent weeks amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to run for a third term and a related attempted coup, more than half have arrived in neighbouring Tanzania....

The Mozambique Council of Ministers is considering a massive project along the Lurio River in northern Mozambique without consulting the estimated 500,000 affected people in the project area. Photo: Flickr/Stig Nygaard

Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique

by Timothy Wise Food Tank May 19, 2015

In late April 2015, the Mozambican government began a process of community consultations on the grand ProSAVANA land project in the country’s coastal Nacala Corridor, widely denounced as a “land grab” by opponents. Those consultations were immediately repudiated by community members, who said ...