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President Salva Kiir (R) and former rival Riek Machar (L). Giving peace another shot, but their past records are not inspiring many. (Photo/UNMISS).

South Sudan War Enters 6th Year, With A Tragic Count Of 40,000 People Dead And 4.5 Million Displaced

As the war enters its sixth year only the most optimistic of observers is voicing much hope that the revitalised peace agreement.


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South Sudan: no country for girls and women. (Photo/UNMISS).

Brutal Attacks Against Women And Girls In South Sudan Reported, As Strife-Torn Country’s Levels Of Sexual Violence Continue

More than 150 women and girls were raped, beaten, and brutalised over a 10-day period at the end of November.


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Through a net: refugees arrive at a camp in Arua District, Northern Uganda. A UN audit reveals errors and mismanagement totalling tens of millions of dollars of refugee funds in the country. (Photo/Mark Garten).

First Uganda Was Very Nice To Refugees – Then It Stole From Them In Massive Fraud And Corruption

The audit also found stockpiled goods, more lying idle than had been distributed in the previous 12 months, including 288,000 blankets and 50,000 wheelbarrows.


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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.