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 »
November 28, 2016
Gambia: Will a United Opposition Finally Unseat Gambia's Strongman?
Yahya Jammeh looks to extend his 22 years in power in elections this week Read more »
November 25, 2016
Africa: The End of Zika?
Helen Lima de Souza sits alone in the waiting room of a clinic in Brazil's northeastern city of Recife cradling her eight-month-old, Maria Fernanda. Read more »
November 21, 2016
Africa: Climate Action Gathering Shakes Off the Trump Effect
If last year's climate talks in Paris saw UN member states designing a (climate-friendly) engine, this year in Marrakesh they have been tinkering with it, figuring out how to bring… Read more »
November 17, 2016
Ethiopia: Internet Crackdown Hurts Everyone
Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined with internet and travel restrictions imposed in response to a wave of… Read more »
November 16, 2016
Nigeria: Can U.S.$10 Billion End Nigeria's Century-Long Oil War?
Militant groups are fighting for a greater share of the Niger Delta's vast oil wealth Read more »
Kenya: Reprieve but No Solution for Kenya's Dadaab Refugees
The Kenyan government has postponed its closure of the Dadaab refugee camp by six months, but the reprieve does not reverse its ultimate decision to send home 261,000 Somali… Read more »
November 14, 2016
South Sudan: Who Can Stop the Threat of Genocide in South Sudan?
The alarm has been raised over the threat of genocide in South Sudan, with civilians increasingly targeted and persecuted in a scorched earth counter-insurgency campaign waged by… Read more »
Africa: The Battle to Stop Trump Hijacking the Climate Agenda
Will the president-elect tear up the global consensus on climate chang Read more »
November 08, 2016
Sierra Leone: Silence Marks Ebola Milestone, but Scars Remain
Sierra Leone commemorates the victims Read more »
October 28, 2016
Africa: Europe Seeks to Return Nigerian Economic Migrants
After an accord with Turkey practically shut down the Aegean route, the EU is eying a raft of deals with African nations to stem an increasing surge across the Central… Read more »
October 24, 2016
Ethiopia: Europe's Bid to Slow Ethiopia Migration
The compound of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, is a microcosm of the region's troubles. Read more »
Libya: Torture, Starvation, Deprivation - Life Inside IS Prisons in Libya
During a months-long investigation, IRIN tracked down and spoke to those held in so-called Islamic State's secret prisons Read more »
October 19, 2016
Burundi: Govt Walks Away From the ICC
President signs law to begin withdrawal from the international court Read more »
October 17, 2016
Congo-Kinshasa: Congo's South Sudan Rebel Problem
The last thing eastern Congo needs is more armed groups, so the arrival of hundreds of South Sudanese rebels in the violence-prone region is cause for concern. Read more »
October 14, 2016
Central African Republic: Wounds Remain Raw in Central African Republic
The Central African Republic's new government is struggling to bring an end to three years of war and sectarian violence, its authority undermined by continuing attacks on… Read more »
October 10, 2016
Africa: Egypt Boat Disaster Shines Light On New Migration Trend
Just before sunrise on a warm September morning, mobile phones in the village of Green Island on Egypt's Mediterranean coast began ringing urgently. Read more »
Sudan: Chemical Weapons - Is Govt a Serial Offender?
An Amnesty International investigation that has put the spotlight on the Sudan government's possible use of chemical weapons against civilians in the western region of Darfur, may… Read more »
October 07, 2016
Africa: Top Picks - Damning Reports, Dodgy Deals, and Dangerous Convoys
Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Read more »
September 30, 2016
South Sudan: Women Refugees - Pregnant and Homeless
Josephine Maziku arrived at Uganda's Nyumanzi Transit Centre in June this year six months pregnant and with only the dress she was wearing. Read more »
September 28, 2016
Algeria: Has Algeria Taken an Anti-IS Vaccine?
As so-called Islamic State recruits members from across the world, one Muslim country has set itself apart. Despite its geographic proximity to extremist-prone regions and a… Read more »
September 26, 2016
Zimbabwe: Climate Change On the Front Line, in Rural Zimbabwe
The last time Tabitha Moyo's* borehole went dry was the drought of 1992, a disaster that affected 20 million people across southern Africa. That the 50-metre well is bone-dry now… Read more »
September 23, 2016
Congo-Kinshasa: Kabila Election Gamble Leads Congo Into Crisis
President Joseph Kabila's bid to extend his stay in power was met with protests and violence on the streets of Kinshasa this week, with demonstrators condemning a government they… Read more »
September 22, 2016
Africa: When the Drugs Don't Work
World leaders came together this week to agree on a global response to the escalating problem of Antimicrobial Drug Resistance (AMR), but will new measures actually reach the… Read more »
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