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Detention centre in Libya. (Photo/IRIN).

In A Reversal Of Migration Trends, 1,700 Sudanese Refugees Leave Libya For Niger, Some Arrested

There are fears that intensified conflict in southern Libya could lead to a large scale displacement crisis in northern Niger


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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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Sex Ratios In Africa: Where Women Outnumber Men, And Vice Versa, And Why It Matters

A country’s sex ratio (the ratio of men to women in the population) tell us something about its history, social fabric and economic make-up, if the top five countries on either side of the split in Africa are anything to do by.