Africa

Nick Turse, The Intercept
The general leading the U.S. military’s hidden war in Africa says the continent is now home to nearly 50 terrorist organizations and “illicit groups” that threaten U.S. interests. And today, gunmen reportedly yelling “Allahu Akbar” stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital and seized several dozen hostages. U.S. special operations forces...
Isaiah Esipisu, Inter-Press Service
A Climate Smart Village in Western Kenya. Many African countries have pledged to invest in Climate Smart Agriculture as a way of mitigating climate change. (Photo: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS)
African civil society organizations championing for climate justice have...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Syrian refugee children at a UNICEF-backed kindergarten in Turkey in January 2014. (Photo: UNICEF/Noorani)
Even sanctuaries of learning are not spared from the war and upheaval sweeping...

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From Fambul Tok - family talk - a short film on the efforts of the extraordinary women of Sierre Leone to heal their communities, one village at a time, after a devastating decade-long civil war. A happy and peaceful Mother's Day.