After walking for two months, these young men arrived in Djibouti to try for Yemen and Saudi Arabia. (IRIN)

112 Perish In Deadliest Shipwreck Of Year, As Tunisia Becomes New Hotspot For African Migrants

Off the Horn of Africa, another migrant boat disaster on the perilous route to Yemen and the Gulf states from Somalia early in the month cost at least 60 lives


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Past protest against Somali pirates. (Photo/ Dale Sundstrom/Flickr).

East African Piracy Escalates Sharply, Jumping To 54 In 2017 – Up From 27 In 2016

Blame the spike partly on complacency in the shipping industry, as vessels have cut down on self-protection measures


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Destruction is evident in Malakal, once South Sudan's second city but now largely deserted. (Photo/Stefanie Glinski/IRIN)

Africa’s Worst Crisis In 24 Years: Ahead Of Peace Talks, A Who’s Who In South Sudan’s Splintering Civil War

More than 4 million people, one third of the population, have fled their homes since South Sudans brutal war began in December 2013


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Watching Ethiopia And Eritrea: Will The Two Bald Men Stop Fighting Over A Comb Soon?

The big question now is whether Abiy will pull Ethiopian troops from land around the frontier town of Badme, which an international commission in 2003 determined belonged to Eritrea.


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Chinese customs officials prepare to crush illegal stockpiles of confiscated ivory in Guangzhou. (Photo/IFAW/Flickr).

Elephant Poaching In Africa Has Dropped For 5 Straight Years, But Faces New Threats From Southern Asia

2016 saw the highest level of seizures of illegally traded ivory by weight since 1989. These encouraging trends are primarily linked to developments in East Africa