Africa

Tharanga Yakupitiyage, IPS News
A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS)
World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels. “Political failure has led to these crises – political...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Today's new evidence shows senior executives at the world's fifth biggest company knowingly entered a corrupt deal that deprived the Nigerian people of $1.1billion," said Global Witness co-founder Simon Taylor. "That is more than the country's entire health budget for 2016." (Photo: AP)
In a damning development in one of the oil industry's biggest global corruption...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
President Donald Trump relaxes rules of military engagement in Somalia at a time of extreme drought and famine in the region. Reporters warn that with more groups of people moving around in search of food and water, this could increase "the risk of mistaking civilians as Islamist fighters." (Photo: Expert Infantry/cc/flickr)
The U.S. war against terror, expanded in the shadows with covert drone strikes...

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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.