A cleared minefield in South Sudan. The worst is not over. (Photo/UNMISS/Flickr).

South Sudan’s Nightmare Not About To End, As Thousands Flee Renewed Violence

There are more than 70 armed groups in South Sudan and one that didnt sign last year’s accord. Five years of civil war have left 1.9 million internally displaced and 2.4 million living as refugees in neighbouring countries.


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Breaking Bad In Burundi: Now You See Nkurunziza, Now You Don’t

300,000 people died in a 1993-2005 civil war and recent years have been marked by political unrest and violent oppression


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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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A US MQ-9 Reaper drone. (Photo/J.M Eddins Jr/US Air Force/Flickr).

In 2017 US President Trump Doubled Drone Strikes In Somalia. What Does 2018 Hold?

Ironically, the latest strike came as the Somali government officially took back control of its own airspace from the International Civil Aviation Organisation, 27 years after the fall of the central government in 1991.