Africa:Three Deadly Viruses That Could Spawn the Next Pandemic
Bird flu in China puts infectious diseases back in the spotlight Read more »
Chad:Lake Chad Money, Oxfam-Goal Merger, and Serial Syria Talks - the Cheat Sheet
Every week, IRIN's team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on the humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may… Read more »
Africa:A Rough Guide to Foreign Military Bases in Africa
Foreign military intervention in Africa is controversial when it happens, and occasionally controversial when it doesn't. Read more »
Gambia:Can Barrow Deliver On the Promise of a 'New Gambia'?
The Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, received a hero's welcome when he returned to Banjul after his makeshift inauguration in neighbouring Senegal at the end of January. Read more »
Central African Republic:Closure of Conflict Camps Tests Reconciliation
Etienne Guinot picks up a blue plastic bag, pulls out a dead snake, and holds it up in the air. "If it bites, it will kill you," he warns, rubbing its rough, spotted skin between… Read more »
Africa:How Much Worse Are African Droughts Because of Man-Made Climate Change?
The once-fertile fields of South Africa's Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted crops. Read more »
Africa:Trump Ban Hits U.S. Refugee Resettlement
The non-profit network for refugee resettlement in the United States may take years to recover from changes announced by President Donald Trump, charity managers and advocates say. Read more »
Africa:The Humanitarian Cheat Sheet - Trouble in Car and Whatsapp for Crises
Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of some of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed and looks ahead to give you the inside… Read more »
Somalia:Blocked By Trump, Unwanted By Kenya, Somali Refugees Face New Crisis as Famine Looms
Somali refugees have no good options any more. With Kenya vowing to close the Dadaab refugee camp within months and resettlement to the United States suspended, many will succumb… Read more »
Africa:Exclusive - EU Migrant Policy in Africa Built On Incorrect Data
The European Union has been touting a faulty figure for migration reduction through key transit country Niger as it looks to expand a policy of giving more development aid to… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa:Uganda Rebel Returns Add to Growing Headache for Kabila and Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused neighbouring Uganda of allowing former M23 rebels to cross the common border, sparking fears of a new armed rebellion and yet more… Read more »
West Africa:How Communities Fought the Ebola Epidemic and Won
Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected… Read more »
Gambia:Bye Bye Jammeh - Hope and Challenges in the Gambia
Only disgraced ex-president Yahya Jammeh's most hardcore supporters turned up to watch as he boarded a private jet at the weekend for exile in Equatorial Guinea. Some soldiers and… Read more »
Africa:Promoting Peace By Waging War - African Interventionism
Africa, the world's poorest continent, faces many security challenges. But its leaders are not slow to intervene in crises when they can, as Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia is now… Read more »
Africa:The Smart Way to Help Farmers Tackle Climate Change
Agriculture is the most important sector of African economies, from the livelihoods it supports to the future jobs it can generate. Read more »
December 27, 2016
Africa:The Grinch's Not-So-Festive Guide to Food Ration Cuts
Across much of the world, the festive season is a time of indulgence. But what if you're too busy fleeing violence and upheaval, or stuck in a refugee camp on reduced rations? Read more »
December 20, 2016
Uganda:From War to Want - Refugees Find Less Violence but Grim Conditions in Uganda
For leverage, Helen grips the rungs on the side of the rusting hospital bed with her toes. "Sindika!" encourages Aisha Ayikoriu. "Sindika! Sindika!" In Luganda, the Bantu language… Read more »
December 19, 2016
Burundi:Mental Scars Deepen As Fear Rules
She's watching the road just outside her house, sitting on a tree trunk used as a barricade during anti-government protests last year against President Pierre Nkurunziza. And she's… Read more »
December 16, 2016
Nigeria:Nigeria Fails to Come to Grips With Separatist 'New Biafra'
A treason trial will start next month in a Nigerian high court that has major implications for the country's stability. Read more »
December 15, 2016
Cameroon:Non, Merci - English-Speaking Cameroon Rises Up, Wants Republic of Ambazonia
A middle-aged man stands in front of a freshly covered grave, a flag tied around his neck. The flag has blue and white stripes and a white dove in its top left quadrant, but these… Read more »
December 13, 2016
Central African Republic:Can U.S.$2.2 Billion Buy Peace and Prosperity?
Central African Republic, plagued by insecurity and a related humanitarian crisis, has been pledged $2.2 billion by international donors as part of a five-year rescue plan. It's a… Read more »
December 09, 2016
Africa:Crunch Time in Congo, Community Philanthropy, and Continuing Genocide
Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and… Read more »
December 08, 2016
South Sudan:"This Fighting Will Continue to Our Children"
David Salah sits on the South Sudan side of the Kaya river. A wooden bridge separates him from Busia, a border crossing in Uganda. He wears a black-and-red jersey and black shorts.… Read more »
December 06, 2016
Gambia:The Challenge of Building "New Gambia"
Last Friday, the unbelievable happened in Gambia: after 22 years of autocratic rule, Yahya Jammeh peacefully conceded defeat in a historic presidential election. By Monday, 19… Read more »
December 05, 2016
Central Africa:Kony's Killers - Are Child Soldiers Accountable When They Become Men?
The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army, opens on Tuesday before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Many horrors will be… Read more »
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