September 15, 2016

The greatest epidemic of Yellow Fever in decades is hitting the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angolo, with fears that it could soon spread to the Americas and Europe.

One of the largest emergency vaccinations campaigns ever attempted in Africa will begin next week as...

September 15, 2016

More than 77 million people have been vaccinated against yellow fever as part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign ever attempted in Africa.

A major part of the emergency campaign has been completed in record time and in less than two weeks has reached the targ...

September 15, 2016

Hundreds of children have been recruited by armed forces in South Sudan, as violations against women and children continue to increase.

The conflict in South Sudan began late 2013 and since then an estimated 16000 children have been recruited by armed forces and groups,...

September 15, 2016

After more than two years without wild polio-virus in Nigeria, the government has reported two children have been paralysed by the disease in the northern Borno state.

An emergency mass polio vaccination has been announced with the Government of Nigeria collaborating wi...

September 15, 2016

The number of people requiring food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has dramatically doubled since March, rising to 4.5 million people according to a mid-August analysis (Cadre Harmonisé).

A declining economy could see this figure rise by one million by as early as...

September 15, 2016

Nearly a hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured during a protest in Ethiopia over the weekend as demonstrators clashed with security forces, Amnesty International says.

According to Amnesty International thousands of protestors turned out in Oromia and Amh...

September 15, 2016

Esther Mungalaba, a 19 year old Zambian student, has been selected as the senior runner up of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay competition.

Four young writers have been awarded winners and runners up of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2016, the world’s oldest i...

September 15, 2016

The Australian Government has announced that it will provide further financial assistance to southern African to help combat the acute rise in food shortages caused by severe El Niño conditions in the region.

Australia will provide $10 million to the World Food Programm...

September 13, 2016

Travel photographer, Joel Santos traveled to Ashanti, Ghana to capture the life of local fisherman on Lake Bosumtwi. Once a thick lush rain forest, the lake is situated in an ancient impact crater resulting from a heavy meteorite shower. Thought by locals to be sacred,...

September 13, 2016

Based on a book by Tim Crothers, the biographical sports drama follows the story of Ugandan chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesti. Growing up in the slums of Katwe, a then 9 year-old Mutesti was introduced to chess via a local church program that “enticed players with a free c...

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