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Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (III): The Limits of Darfur’s Peace Process

If Darfur is to have durable peace, all parties to the country’s multiple conflicts need to develop a more holistic means of addressing both local conflicts and nationwide grievances.

If Darfur is to have durable peace, all parties to the country’s multiple conflicts need to develop a more holistic means of addressing both local conflicts and nationwide....

Mali: Reform or Relapse

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s current legitimacy and a strong international presence gives Mali a unique opportunity to engage in serious reforms and inclusive dialogue. However, the window for change is narrow and dangerous political habits are resurfacing.

In its latest report, Mali: Reform or Relapse, the....

Exodus adds to CAR crisis

About a century after she says she was born in CAR, Rame Higa is heading for Chad after her home was torched and two sons killed.

Almost 20,000 people of Chadian origin have left violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) in recent weeks, and many more are expected to join the exodus, which is straining....

Cameroon takes steps against Boko Haram

The authorities in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, have set up tighter border controls in the Far North region to guard against infiltration by jihadist Boko Haram fighters from neighbouring Nigeria

The authorities in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, have set up tighter border controls in the Far North region to guard against infiltration by jihadist Boko Haram fighters from....

West African livelihoods weakened by graft

Poor public services in many West African countries, with already dire human development indicators, are under constant pressure from pervasive corruption.

Poor public services in many West African countries, with already dire human development indicators, are under constant pressure from pervasive corruption. Observers say graft is corroding....

Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high

Life-saving: the sofosbuvir molecule has been approved in the US and Europe for the treatment of hepatitis C

Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries, a development....

Displaced Malians turn to survival sex
Displaced Malians turn to survival sex
More displaced women and girls - some as young as 13 - are turning to sex work to get by in Mali where 14 months of occupation and conflict have....
Syrians seeking refuge in Libya
Syrians seeking refuge in Libya
Two years ago Syrians in the relative security of their own country watched the unfolding crisis in Libya descend into a devastating civil war.....
Politicians, military undermine Guinea-Bissau’s stability
Politicians, military undermine Guinea-Bissau’s stability
The small West African country of Guinea-Bissau is slated to hold fresh polls later this year after yet another coup, but opposition to security....
Guineans flee Conakry unrest, ethnic tension
Guineans flee Conakry unrest, ethnic tension
Guinea’s political violence is hitting residents of the capital Conakry increasingly hard, with some families forced to flee their homes and....
Despite decade of innovation, much left to do on neglected tropical diseases
Despite decade of innovation, much left to do on neglected....
Ten years ago, the main treatment for kala azar - a disease that kills up to 40,000 people every year - was a 30-day course of injections, a....
NGOs under pressure in Egypt
NGOs under pressure in Egypt
The conviction in Egypt of 43 NGO workers this week for working illegally has turned the spotlight on an increasingly restrictive environment for....
NGOs concerned about new DRC Intervention Brigade
NGOs concerned about new DRC Intervention Brigade
Nineteen international NGOs have sent a joint letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to express concern over the peace process in the....
A long road ahead for justice in Côte d’Ivoire
A long road ahead for justice in Côte d’Ivoire
Wary of a backlash, Côte d’Ivoire’s government has hesitated to charge its own supporters of crimes committed during the....
Call for oil revenues to improve living standards in Congo
Call for oil revenues to improve living standards in Congo
Congo, which is heavily dependent on revenue from the oil industry, has been declared as “conforming to” a global standard that aims....
CAR crisis remains dire - and neglected
CAR crisis remains dire - and neglected
International neglect of the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) is partly to blame for the dire humanitarian and security situation....
Fears of a malaria relapse in Madagascar
Fears of a malaria relapse in Madagascar
Madagascar’s recent gains in the battle against malaria are likely to be reversed because funding problems have interrupted prevention....
Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines
Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines
South Africa's gold mines are estimated to have the highest number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, making the disease a leading....
Solving statelessness in Southern Africa
Solving statelessness in Southern Africa
Frederik Ngubane was born in South Africa to South African parents 22 years ago but, lacking any proof of his origins or nationality, he lives a....
Digital jobs offer skills, promise to Africa's unemployed youth
Digital jobs offer skills, promise to Africa's unemployed youth
Although Africa's economy has expanded rapidly in recent years, it has not kept pace with the growth of its youth population or their need for....
How to Afford Seeing the World
How to Afford Seeing the World
(NewsUSA) - When Americans discuss their life dreams, they often mention travel. But too many people never see the pyramids, the Taj Mahal or New....
Green Building in the Third World
Green Building in the Third World
(NewsUSA) - The Western World, though it produces most of the pollution linked to climate change, has the funds to protect itself from global....
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