Kenya’s ethnic-based politics often leads to electoral violence that hurts regional trade.
Countries have used starvation as a war strategy for centuries, historically without being prosecuted. Three experts on hunger and humanitarian relief call for holding perpetrators accountable.
Lifting awards at film festivals is just the start of the journey for documentaries like The Last Shelter (Mali), No U-Turn (Nigeria) and No Simple Way Home (South Sudan).
Peacekeeping missions grab the headlines when they’re associated with tragedy and death – but that isn’t their full story.
Refugee law puts humanitarianism above considerations of state sovereignty.
The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
Kiir and Machar have been pivotal figures in most of South Sudan’s short history as an independent nation.
The idea of what it means to be South Sudanese is not universally accepted in the young nation.
At the age of five, Akuch Kuol Anyieth climbed into a cattle truck to journey to the refugee camp known as Kakuma. This is her story.
South Sudan wants to create a professional army from rival forces in under 12 months. It’s a lofty timeline that faces many challenges.
The ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement dominated the drafting of the current transitional constitution. History could repeat itself.
Barges transporting goods can end up paying up to US$10,000 in taxes for one trip.
Globally, about 1 million deaths annually are related to exposure to second-hand smoke. Thirteen African countries have implemented comprehensive smoke-free bans.
Prior to the secession of South Sudan, the rural livelihoods of people living in the 11 states were dependent on free trade and movement across the boundaries.
A spate of anti-clerical attacks has put a spotlight on the role of Christian leaders in South Sudan.
Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.
The actions of the chief justice undermine the independence, impartiality and competence of the judiciary, which erodes public confidence in the courts.
It won’t be easy to get the 11 countries in the basin to agree to a plan that avoids chronic water shortages in the future. Good information sharing and technical cooperation are critical.
The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
Refugees invest a great amount of effort in solving disputes among themselves, and with surrounding host community members.