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Opposition supporters throw stones at police in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya

Opposition supporters throw stones at police in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya

Kenyans go to the polls in re-run vote

26/10/2017 13:06

Violence has marred voting in Kenya's second Presidential election since August. Clashes erupted in Nairobi's Kibera slum and Kisumu, a major city in the west.

 

Blast death toll continues to rise

A body is removed from the rubble, as the death toll continues to rise.

Somalia blast death toll increases

16/10/2017 11:29

The death toll after the explosion in Somalia on Saturday 14th October has now risen to over 270 people.

 

Somalis walk past the wreckage of vehicles at the scene of a Saturday blast in the capital Mogadishu,

Somalis walk past the wreckage of vehicles at the scene of a Saturday blast in the capital Mogadishu,

Death toll from Somalia bombings rises to more than 200

15/10/2017 19:15

More than 200 people were killed Saturday in near simultaneous bombings in the Somali capital and more than 250 people injured.

 

Zannah Mustapha, the recipient of the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award

Zannah Mustapha, the recipient of the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award

Nigerian teacher and school-founder wins Nansen Refugee Award

18/09/2017 16:49

A Nigerian lawyer, teacher and peacemaker has won the prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for his work opening schools amid conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. 

 

File photo of one of the biggest camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

File photo of one of the biggest camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Aid agency highlights malnourished children in Lake Chad Region

06/09/2017 07:37

An aid agency is warning that the number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across Africa’s Lake Chad Basin has soared since last year and could spiral further, as Boko Haram terrorists ramp up attacks in the region.

A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone

A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Aid agencies voice concern over mudslide disease threat

17/08/2017 11:24

Sierra Leone has begun burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital Freetown. As the burials took place aid workers warned of an impending health crisis caused by about 400 corpses left out in the warm climate.

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

UK aid agencies respond to East Africa hunger crisis

18/03/2017 11:03

Aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help 16 million people facing starvation across East Africa. 

Queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan.

Queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan.

International community urged to do more to help South Sudan

23/02/2017 12:45

The relief agency Christian Aid has appealed to the international community to do more to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, which has led to famine in parts of the country.