Africa

Blind man given impossible choice

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited displaced families at a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan, on June 19, where he held a Facebook Live event as part of a regional tour ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday, June 20. The video was released as part …

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Terrorists seize luxury resort

A tourist camp in Mali is under attack. Picture: Twitter. SUSPECTED jihadists attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali’s capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekend. About 30 people managed to escape though at least two people were killed as the assault continued into the …

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Elephant tramples handler; ‘destroyed’

Three in four elephants in tourist entertainment venues across Asia are living in poor, unacceptable welfare conditions. The elephant charged at Kufandada as he was preparing to move the animal into his pen. THE elephant rides at Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe are advertised as a “unique opportunity to …

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Pizza house gunfight kills 14

A Somali firefighter gestures at the site of an earlire car bomb attack in Mogadishu on May 8. Picture: AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB GUNMEN posing as military forces were holding an unknown number of hostages inside a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital in an attack that began when a car …

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Gambia on the brink over two presidents

Yahya Jammeh has refused to acknowledge the results of a recent election and stand down as Gamiba’s leader. Picture: AP A WEST African regional force charged into neighbouring Gambia late on Thursday to support the country’s newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down. …

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Horror the world knows little about

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Eritrea are among several countries that can’t be reached by aid workers, according to CARE International. THEY are raped, tortured, beaten, shot and murdered but no one can help them. Some of the world’s worst wars and conflicts are so dangerous that not even …

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‘My 11-year-old sister got married’

Memory Banda fights against child marriage in Malawi. Picture: Plan International “MY sister didn’t have a chance to stop what was happening to her”. Memory Banda, 20, reflects on the moment her 11-year-old sister was forced to marry before she even knew the true meaning of love or had entered …

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The first famine declared in six years

A famine has been declared in two counties in South Sudan. The announcement was made by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies. A young child sits on the floor in the therapeutic feeding unit of the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Bentiu, South Sudan, which has been hit …

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74 dead migrants wash ashore in Libya

The Italian Coast Guard rescued approximately 1,300 migrants from the central Mediterranean Sea over a 24-hour period, the agency said on Thursday, February 2. The people were rescued from six make-shift boats. An Italian report said another 100 people were rescued by a humanitarian ship chartered by SOS Mediterranee and …

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‘Billion-dollar journey’ mapped

UNICEF has called it one of the deadliest journeys in the world, controlled by criminal gangs and dangerous conditions, but thousands of children are risking their lives and crossing the Mediterranean via Libya alone The billion-dollar migration route shows how migrants from many African countries flow towards Libya. Picture: UNICEF. …

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