Women walk past a car bombed by Boko Haram: (Photo/Ashley Gilbertson/VII Photo).

New Term, Old Problems For Nigeria’s Buhari: Boko Haram Advances And Violence All Around

Despite Buhari’s 2015 claim that Boko Haram was “technically defeated”, jihadists continue gaining ground across Lake Chad and West Africa, where the humanitarian fallout is, if anything, worsening.


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Habiba Suleiman, a district malaria surveillance officer in Zanzibar. (Photo/Morgana Wingard/USAID).

War Against Malaria Stalls As It Still Kills More Than 435,000 Every Year, Mainly In Africa

An estimated 219 million malaria cases were reported globally in 2017.


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A bullet hole in the window of a hotel in Mogadishu: the worst is not over. (Photo/Stuart Price/UN).

US Kills 60 Al-Shabaab In Deadliest Attacks On The Somali Militants, But The Cycle Of Violence Continues

Al-Shabaab has lost large swathes of territory to the Somali army this year, bolstered by US and African Union peacekeeping troops, AMISOM.


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Armed guards in Mali. (Photo/Philip Kleinfeld/IRIN).

Mali’s Spoilers: Fighting Among Armed Groups Intensifies, Leaving Hundreds Dead, Thousands Displaced

Islamist militants, once confined to the north, have slowly expanded their presence in the region since 2015, inflaming tensions.


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Anti-Mugabe blast from the past. (Photo/Eric Fidler/Flickr).

Bringing Up Baby, Trump Style – That Is Sans Mother’s Milk

Formula manufacturers have used aggressive and sometimes illegal tactics to encourage the use of formula in poor countries, where it can sometimes be dangerous when combined with unsafe water.