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Nigeria + 3 more

Boko Haram’s war on children

By Shola Lawal It took great courage, but finally, Musa decided that he would run away. He doesn’t remember exactly when he ran. During his years in the forests somewhere in northeast Nigeria, as a...

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South Sudan

South Sudan on brink of new famine

Peter Martell in Riwoto The breath is shallow and ragged, as if the intake of air is painful for two-year- old Lotabo Loworet, his bony ribs visible through his ragged shirt. “I had nothing to feed...

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Libya + 10 more

A tale of human traffickers and Libyan slave markets

Ali Younes 29 Nov 2017 17:04 Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in “slave markets” across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told Al Jazeera, with many of them held for...

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Madagascar

Madagascar’s grave dilemma

by Ra'eesa Pather In the streets of Madagascar’s capital city, the plague is a ghost. Patients stay hidden away in hospitals or are at home, where some are keeping their illness a secret. They fear...

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Liberia

Liberia changes the guard

Simon Allison As Liberians vote this week for their new president, the country must simultaneously deal with another seismic change to its political landscape: the complete withdrawal of the United...

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Malawi

Malawi’s village health heroes

By Ra'eesa Pather In remote villages hours away from Malawi’s cities, community health workers are saving the lives of small children in makeshift outdoor treatment areas. Amidu Malope (37) sits...

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World + 7 more

Making Africa’s schools safe in the midst of war

The Nigerian Defense Ministry official described how the authorities had built ditches around schools and installed security lighting and set up roadblocks to keep Boko Haram fighters from invading...

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Sierra Leone

Ebola burials traumatise aid workers

Fatimatu was dead. Mohamed Conte, a member of the Red Cross Ebola burial team, had lowered her corpse into the ground. But when he returned to the van to take off his protective clothing, she stood...

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Rwanda + 1 more

Fearful children flee Burundi on their own

Aid agencies say the number of unaccompanied minors among refugees arriving in Rwanda is uncharacteristically high. Jean-Pierre (not his real name), whose feet swing above the ground as he sits on a...

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Chad + 1 more

Running from Boko Haram

LAUREN CLIFFORD-HOLMES A refugee camp in Chad has provided temporary sanctuary for thousands of fleeing Nigerians. “I saw Boko Haram with my own eyes and I saw the bodies. If I think about the...

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Kenya + 1 more

Eritrea: Take me to prison - they have food

More than 300 000 citizens have fled Eritrea's chaotic national service. This is the story of one conscript. Binyam*, a refugee, lives in Kenya now, closing a circle that began with his birth. He’s...

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Sierra Leone + 2 more

Number of Ebola victims understated

06 MAR 2015 00:00 ARTHUR NESLEN "The end of the outbreak is in sight, but the high human and economic costs are yet to be tallied." Regional and world leaders have called on the international...

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Malawi + 4 more

Flood-hit Malawi faces aid deficit

REX CHIKOKO The government of impoverished Malawi has said it will need more than $65-million (R750-million) to reach out to more than 121,000 people made homeless and cut off by flooding, the worst...

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