On 7 November, the World Health Organisation declared that Sierra Leone is officially Ebola-free for the first time in over a year. We are inclined to celebrate this by urging people not to celebrate too much.
Pastoralists long accustomed to a harsh environment are reeling as drought and cyclones lay waste to their herds and leave families weak from thirst and hunger
Clár Ní Chonghaile in Lughaya
Monday 23 November 2015 07.59 EST Last modified on Monday 23 November 2015 08.05 EST
The drought that may prevent many South African farmers planting this year could lead to food shortages and social unrest, and stall land redistribution
Hannes Geldenhuys, a burly farmer in South Africa’s Gauteng province, surveys his fields. At this time of year, they should be a green, thigh-high carpet of maize and soybean. Instead, all he sees is the decaying residue of his last crop: hectare upon hectare of brittle, yellowing stalks.
Growth of violence in cities swollen by urbanisation has created challenges to which international community yet to respond, claims ICRC head Peter Maurer
The world’s cities are becoming increasingly overcrowded and violent, with conflict and the increasing prevalence of urban gangs armed with military-grade weapons creating development challenges with which the international community is struggling to cope, according to the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
With rapid economic growth and a government safety net, Ethiopians are understandably angry at being associated in western minds with misery