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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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Community based water supply models now appearing in urban areas. (Photo/Aqua Mechanical/Flickr).

Power To The People: Folks In African Cities Are Taking Charge Of Their Water Supplies – And It’s Working

844 million people in the world many of them in sub-Saharan Africa still dont have access to improved and safely managed drinking water sources.


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Inside a cholera treatment centre in Somalia. (Photo/Amunga Eshuchi/Flickr).

12 Countries, 1,730 Deaths: Africa’s All Too Preventable Cholera Crisis

But by far the worst-affected countries have been Somalia and South Sudan. Zambia, lies in the middle of a range of countries caught in the surge of cases, from struggling Mozambique to relatively prosperous Kenya.


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A vial of blood that has been tested for HIV. (Photo/Jarun Ontarkal/Shutterstock).

40% More People On ARVs In Kenya Than There Were Four Years Ago, But Progress Against HIV Still Has Big Gaps

By 2030, the WHO says, there should be no new infections, no AIDS-related deaths and no stigma or discrimination related to the virus in the world.