Africa

UN News Centre
Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes. The figure equates to “one person displaced every three seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence.”...
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...
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...

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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.