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  • UN: Nigeria's humanitarian crisis under constant neglect

    A delegation from the United Nations is visiting camps in northeast Nigeria that are hosting people displaced by Boko Haram violence. More than two million people have been forced from their homes by the armed group.

    UN: Nigeria's humanitarian crisis under constant neglect
    UN: Nigeria's humanitarian crisis under constant neglect

    A delegation from the United Nations is visiting camps in northeast Nigeria that are hosting people displaced by Boko Haram violence. More than two million people have been forced from their homes by the armed group.

    02:15Mar 6, 2017

  • Somalia's displaced seek aid and security at camps

    Somalia's prime minister has announced that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in the country amid a drought in the Bay region.

    Somalia's displaced seek aid and security at camps
  • Somalia’s severe drought threatens children’s education

    Dollow, southern Somalia - The severe drought in Somalia is threatening the lives of millions. Children are particularly vulnerable, and their education has been disrupted. The UN says a third of those enrolled in schools in drought-affected areas

     Somalia’s severe drought threatens children’s education
  • The African Storm opens to applause at Pan-African film festival

    A new movie called The African Storm is captivating audiences at the 25th Pan-African film and television festival in Burkina Faso. The film tackles corruption, civil war, and the country’s ties with former colonial powers.

    The African Storm opens to applause at Pan-African film festival
  • Famine warning as drought devastates Somalia

    The UN is warning that drought is threatening half of Somalia's population with famine. About 5 million people in the Horn of Africa country don't have enough food to eat. The grim effects of the drought are being felt throughout East Africa

    Famine warning as drought devastates Somalia
  • Zimbabwe nurses join doctors' strike over unpaid bonuses

    Health services in Zimbabwe are grinding to a halt after nurses joined a strike by doctors over unpaid bonuses. Army medical professionals have been called in, but are struggling to deal with the number of patients.

    Zimbabwe nurses join doctors' strike over unpaid bonuses
  • Kenya looks to tap oil in northwest Turkana

    The government of Kenya plans to start testing the production of crude oil in the northwest of the country. A British exploration company will transport oil from Turkana to a port on the Kenyan coast.

    Kenya looks to tap oil in northwest Turkana
    Kenya looks to tap oil in northwest Turkana

    The government of Kenya plans to start testing the production of crude oil in the northwest of the country. A British exploration company will transport oil from Turkana to a port on the Kenyan coast.

    02:47Mar 2, 2017

  • Cholera on the rise in famine-hit South Sudan

    Cholera cases are on the rise in South Sudan, as tens of thousands of people flee famine and conflict. Aid organisations say more than 100 people have died from the disease in the past six months.

    Cholera on the rise in famine-hit South Sudan
  • The Gambia: HIV patients recount herbal treatment under Jammeh

    Former president Yahya Jammeh claimed he could cure people suffering from HIV and AIDS. Jammeh treated hundreds of patients in Gambian clinics, administering herbal remedies.

    The Gambia: HIV patients recount herbal treatment under Jammeh
  • UN troops use locals in Mali peacekeeping mission

    UN soldiers in northern Mali are enlisting the help of local residents to defeat fighters linked to al-Qaeda. It's a strategy one commander says has already prevented a massacre. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby explains.

    UN troops use locals in Mali peacekeeping mission
  • Refugees in Libya: 'Smugglers have lost all humanity'

    The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, says refugee women and children suffer routine sexual violence and abuse as they try to travel across the Mediterranean to Europe.

    Refugees in Libya: 'Smugglers have lost all humanity'
  • ICC president meets Lord's Resistance Army victims in Uganda

    Judge Sylvia Fernández, president of the International Criminal Court, is in Uganda to meet survivors of rebel violence.

    ICC president meets Lord's Resistance Army victims in Uganda