Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir: out of step and at war. (Photo/UNMISS).

A Grim Anniversary: South Sudan’s Unending War Is A Horror Show Like Few Others

7.6 million people need assistance for their day-to-day survival; 2.1 million have fled as refugees in neighbouring states; 1.9 million are displaced within South Sudan; 4.8 million are severely food insecure.


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A displaced Nigerian girl jumps rope in Bakassi camp, Maiduguri, September 2016. (Photo/Hlne Caux/UNHCR)

In First Six Months Of 2017, 2.7 Million People In Africa Were Newly Displaced, That’s 15,000 Every Day

At the end of 2016, 12.6 million Africans were living in displacement


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After 35 years, Paul Biya is uneasy in power.

Biya Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow? After Mugabe, Cameroon Strongman Marks 35th Years In Subdued Mood

At the beginning of this year, the list of Africas top longest serving leaders looked like this: Dos Santos, Obiang Nguema, Mugabe, Biya, and Sassou Nguesso. Two of those men have since gone.


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Arid soils in Mauritania: crops often fail because severe drought leaving the Sahel region facing major food crises, affecting thousands of people. (Photo/Pablo Tosco/Oxfam/Flickr).

Climate Change Apartheid: People In Poor Nations 5 Times More Likely To Be Displaced Than Those In Rich Ones

The data is worrying: since the 1970s, the amount of human displacement due to natural disasters has doubled.


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The plague outbreak has reached the crowded capital, Antananarivo. (Photo/Rafael Medina/Flickr).

In Madagascar, Biggest Plague Outbreak Since 2008 As 94 Die, With 1,153 Cases Suspected

This outbreak is nearly three times bigger than the typical seasonal outbreaks the island has every year, and it’s reached the capital city, Antananarivo.