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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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).
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.