twitter TwitterFreelance journalist and IRIN contributor* It is part of one of the most important nature reserves in West Africa, home to endangered lions, cheetahs, and elephants, attracting tourist..
It was almost four years ago in 2015 that members of Farmer’s Frame of Idiofa (FFI), a farmers group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), produced a mere eight tonnes of sweet potatoes on two he..
In September 2018, five people acquitted of the July 2010 terror attacks in Kampala, Uganda, were re-arrested by the Ugandan Police. Omar Awadh Omar and four others were charged with possessing litera..
TRIPOLI – In the vast assembly hall of Libya’s Trucks and Buses Company (TBCo) the country’s sole automobile manufacturer, two men work on the body of a new bus and a few others inspect a row of truck..
Part of a special project exploring violent extremism in Nigeria and the Sahel In the six years since a separatist rebellion broke out in northern Mali in January 2012, armed groups in West Africa’s..
The scorched remains of houses and buildings in Batangafo, CAR, after violent clashes there in late October and early November 2018 forced thousands to seek shelter at MSF's hospital in the city. © MS..
Parfait Dosséli, is a nurse supervisor at Bossangoa’s hospital and he is working in the nutrition department. Every day, he provides treatment to malnourished children. He is pictured here giving intr..
Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northeast Nigeria after an increase in violence in the Boko Haram conflict, the United Nations said on Wednesday. "More than 30,000 internally dis..
Congo has never witnessed a peaceful transition of power Country is the top producer of cobalt, used in batteries The Democratic Republic of Congo is in uncharted waters as the nation awaits ele..
The YouTube images are ubiquitous: angry young men brandishing guns, promising violence in the name of religion. What is so often unseen, obscured in the rush to condemn, is an understanding of what d..
Violence against women is an indicator of how prone societies are towards violence. Almost two decades since countries across the world adopted United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 –..
Residents of the Gabonese capital, Libreville, awoke to a city teeming with security forces on Friday, one day after police clashed with crowds protesting the election that put Africa’s longest-servin..
TwitterWomen and girls bear an additional burden in any war, as the threat of sexual violence or abuse combines with the standard risks of conflict. The conflict in South Sudan is no different. Since..
Forty-nine of Africa’s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free and unfe..
Khartoum-On 16th Dec 2018 at IOM, colour marked the celebrations of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa. The event which was held at the IOM Suda..
The Africa Sustainable Development Report 2018 is the second in a series of reports which provides an integrated assessment of the continent’s progress towards implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Su..
View from Maiduguri Another glaring omission has been the failure to consult the communities supposed to receive the ex-combatants. A pilot programme involving a handful of detainees – who had gone t..