Congo has nipped Ebola in the bud before, but an experimental vaccine and testing conditions now promise a different challenge
More than 4,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against Ebola have arrived in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a bid to check the spread of an outbreak that is alarming experts after it travelled from a remote rural area into a million-strong city.
By Moulid Hujale
In a land where sexual predators are emboldened by a weak legal system and the stigma that reporting assaults brings, justice is elusive for young victims
When Anab’s madrasa teacher in Mogadishu told her to stay behind after classes, everyone but her two younger brothers left. He ordered the boys to face the wall, then assaulted their six-year-old sister.
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Tom Gardner and Charlie Rosser in Djibouti
Wed 9 May 2018 02.00 EDT
Persecution and hardship drives almost 100,000 migrants to cross the Red Sea each year, risking the treacherous journey in a bid to reach the Gulf
When a lack of trained builders hampered reconstruction in earthquake-hit Nepal, women stepped up to the plate – yet their resourcefulness has perturbed some traditionalists
Pete Pattisson in Baluwapati
Wed 25 Apr 2018 13.28 BST
This time last year Phulsani Tamang was living in a makeshift temporary shelter on the terraced slopes of eastern Nepal.
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Low-lying atolls around the world will be overtaken by sea-level rises within a few decades, according to a new study
Hundreds of thousands of people will be forced from their homes on low-lying islands in the next few decades by sea-level rises and the contamination of fresh drinking water sources, scientists have warned.