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Jihadist Violence Putting “Generation At Risk” In Africa’s Sahel-WFP

Jihadist Violence Putting “Generation At Risk” In Africa’s Sahel-WFP

Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, once confined to lawless areas of northern Mali, have in recent […]

Nearly 600 Burundian Refugees Head Home As Mass Repatriation Starts

Nearly 600 Burundian Refugees Head Home As Mass Repatriation Starts

Burundian refugees who returned home on Thursday say they left camps in Tanzania because women are often raped when they go looking for firewood and because Tanzanian police have beaten and arrested men. Reuters interviewed 10 of the 590 refugees who returned, the first batch transported under an August agreement between Burundi and Tanzania to […]

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh Spotlights Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh Spotlights Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women

A collection of striking photographs set in the arid landscapes of northern Ethiopia aims to spotlight the harsh reality of water scarcity and how it impacts the lives of women across Africa, said artist Aida Muluneh. Muluneh’s “Water Life” series – depicting turbaned, painted women in robes of primary colours of blue, yellow and red, […]

New Threat As Temperatures Rise In Kathmandu

New Threat As Temperatures Rise In Kathmandu

For Prabina Maharjan, it started with a headache, which then turned into fever and body pain. When she finally turned up at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital a week ago, tests showed something odd for this high-elevation city: dengue fever, a scourge more associated with Nepal’s low-lying tropics. But as climate change brings […]

Rohingya Women Aren’t Backing Down! They Defy Threats To Build Their Lives

Rohingya Women Aren’t Backing Down! They Defy Threats To Build Their Lives

Rohingya refugee Shofika Begum can’t stop the flashbacks from two years ago when her husband and sister were shot dead and she was raped in her village in Myanmar that was then torched. Begum, 22, escaped and now lives in the world’s largest refugee settlement in southeast Bangladesh, where she leads a group of about […]

Suicide Bomber Kills Five At Wedding Party In Eastern Afghanistan

Suicide Bomber Kills Five At Wedding Party In Eastern Afghanistan

A spokesman for Nangarhar province’s governor said a boy set off his explosives inside the house of a pro-government militia commander in Pacheragam district A suicide bomber on foot targeted a wedding party in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring 40, local officials said. Atahullah Khogyani, a […]

Car Bomb And All-Night Hotel Siege Kill 26 In Somalia’s Kismayo

Car Bomb And All-Night Hotel Siege Kill 26 In Somalia’s Kismayo

The Islamist militant group al Shabaab, which is linked to al Qaeda and is trying to topple Somalia’s central government, said it had carried out a suicide attack Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on […]

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed In Eritrea

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed In Eritrea

Today marks one year since the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended 20 years of intermittent conflict between the two countries. Eritrea’s leaders had long used the “no war, no peace” situation with Ethiopia to justify some of their most repressive policies, and many had hoped that the peace deal would usher in a […]

Men Kill Women In EL Salvador – El Salvador Has The Highest Rates Of Femicide

Men Kill Women In EL Salvador –  El Salvador Has The Highest Rates Of Femicide

El Salvador, a country of 6 million people, has one of the world’s highest rates of femicide A year after El Salvador created a special unit to tackle the country’s high rates of killings of women, gang violence stands in the way of getting convictions, a top prosecutor said. El Salvador, a country of 6 […]

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