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  • Niger’s water crisis hits farmers

    In the country’s most fertile region called Agadez, severe water shortages are causing farmers to struggle. And inadequate irrigation systems are helping to push food prices higher.

    Niger’s water crisis hits farmers
    Niger’s water crisis hits farmers

    In the country’s most fertile region called Agadez, severe water shortages are causing farmers to struggle. And inadequate irrigation systems are helping to push food prices higher.

    01:37Jun 22, 2017

  • South Sudan: Half of population food insecure as disease toll escalates

    About half of South Sudan’s population are facing severe food shortages as its three-year civil war drags on.

    South Sudan: Half of population food insecure as disease toll escalates
  • DR Congo: Thousands of troops deployed to push out rebels from wildlife park

    Thousands of soldiers have been deployed to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to push out rebels from an acclaimed wildlife park.

    DR Congo: Thousands of troops deployed to push out rebels from wildlife park
  • CAR government signs peace deal with rebel groups

    The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has signed an "immediate ceasefire" deal with rebel groups at a meeting in Italy's capital, Rome, aimed at ending violence in the strife-torn country.

    CAR government signs peace deal with rebel groups
  • Five killed in Mali resort attack

    At least five people have been killed in Mali after armed gunmen stormed a luxury tourist resort outside the capital, Bamako. One of the victims was a Portuguese soldier. Police have put the resort on lockdown.

    Five killed in Mali resort attack
  • Gunmen storm resort in Malian capital Bamako

    At least two people have been killed after an attack on a popular tourist resort on the outskirts of Mali's capital, Bamako, but dozens of guests were rescued.

    Gunmen storm resort in Malian capital Bamako
  • East African farmers face new pest threat

    Farmers in countries across eastern Africa, who have already been struggling with devastating drought, are facing a new threat.

    East African farmers face new pest threat
    East African farmers face new pest threat

    Farmers in countries across eastern Africa, who have already been struggling with devastating drought, are facing a new threat.

    02:35Jun 18, 2017

  • Factory workers in Lesotho push for better working conditions

    Trade unionists in Lesotho are accusing foreign-owned factories of underpaying workers. The southern African country suffers from high unemployment, extreme poverty and a shrinking economy. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Maseru, Lesotho.

    Factory workers in Lesotho push for better working conditions
  • Niger struggles to curb people smuggling

    People smuggling is a lucrative business in the landlocked West African country of Niger. Migrants see it as a way to get to Europe by first crossing into Libya. But now the government with help from the European Union is trying to stop the trade.

    Niger struggles to curb people smuggling
  • South Africa’s growing craze for ‘spinning’

    'Spinning' is a motorsport that is increasingly popular in South Africa.

    South Africa’s growing craze for ‘spinning’
  • DR Congo violence: President Kabila revisits troubled Kasai region

    More than 400 people have been killed in fighting during the past year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The president of the DRC has visited the Kasai region where two United Nations investigators were recently murdered.

    DR Congo violence: President Kabila revisits troubled Kasai region
  • At least 17 dead after Shabab attack on restaurant in Somali capital

    Gunmen stormed a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu after a suicide car bomb attacker targeted the building. At least 17 people were killed in the attack.

    At least 17 dead after Shabab attack on restaurant in Somali capital