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At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report

15 Feb 2019

At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said today.

Protest over rising bread price kills 19 in Sudan: Government

28 Dec 2018

Protest over rising bread price kills 19 in Sudan: Government

Clashes between Sudanese anti-riot police and protesters in demonstrations against a rise in bread prices have killed 19 people, including two security force personnel, the government said yesterday.

Increasing evidence points towards sixth wave of extinction

11 Jul 2018

Increasing evidence points towards sixth wave of extinction

When the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, was put down earlier this year by its caretakers, the uncomfortable topic of extinction made its way into mainstream news for a brief period of time before being swept under the rug again.

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for first time since 2016

21 Jun 2018

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for first time since 2016

South Sudan President Salva Kirr met opposition leader Riek Machar on Thursday in Addis Ababa for the first time in almost two years amid efforts to end a five-year civil war.

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, is dead

20 Mar 2018

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, is dead

In a major loss, the world's last male northern white rhino, who had been staying at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, has died.

Famine-hit South Sudan cancels Independence Day celebrations again

26 Jun 2017

Famine-hit South Sudan cancels Independence Day celebrations again

The famine-hit South Sudan has cancelled Independence Day celebrations for the second time, its sixth after becoming independent in 2011.

World's last northern male rhino joins Tinder to find mates

26 Apr 2017

World's last northern male rhino joins Tinder to find mates

The world's last male northern white rhino has now joined Tinder in an attempt to find breeding options for the survival of the species.

South Sudan declares famine

21 Feb 2017

South Sudan declares famine

In a significant deterioration of governance and civil society, South Sudan has declared the first famine the world has seen in over 6 years.

Tanzania's move towards banning gay rights groups

10 Sep 2016

Tanzania's move towards banning gay rights groups

Tanzania announced that it would ban non-governmental organizations that "promote" the freedoms of "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people".

Ceasefire in doubt hours after coming into effect

31 Aug 2015

Ceasefire in doubt hours after coming into effect

South Sudan government forces and rebels have accused each other of breaking the ceasefire agreement, hours after it came into effect on the midnight of Saturday (the 29th).

Rivals attend South Sudan peace talks

17 Aug 2015

Rivals attend South Sudan peace talks

In an attempt to broker a deal to end the 20-month civil war, South Sudan's warring rivals met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.