Open sewage at Kenya’s largest slum, Kibera, in Nairobi.
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The struggle with open defecation is a silent emergency, undermining the continent’s efforts towards sustainable development goals.
Mosquitoes are the primary medium for contracting dengue.
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The Sahel region is grappling with an outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne disease.
Emmanuel Macron has found himself to be an unpopular figure in parts of Africa.
The French president has struggled to maintain the influence his country gained in Africa through colonialism.
Chadian soldiers form part of a regional force, 2015.
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Boko Haram may be the unintended beneficiary of the crisis created by the recent coup in Niger.
Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu, new ECOWAS chairman.
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The new ECOWAS chairman must focus on strengthening democracy and security in west Africa.
Malians demonstrate against the presence of foreign troops.
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The transitional government is determined to change its partners to fight insecurity in Mali – but results will be hard to come by.
The death penalty has not been enforced in Ghana for over three decades.
Ghana is a signatory to several international conventions that oblige it to guarantee the right to life.
European Union election observers in Zimbabwe during the 2018 general elections.
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Observers regularly face dangers owing to political instability, insecurity, violence and other crises in some countries.
People fleeing war-torn Sudan on 13 May 2023.
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A spiralling Sudan will affect peace and security in the Lake Chad Basin region, of which Nigeria is a member.
A 2014 view of Gaoui refugee camp in N'Djamena, Chad. Pressure on refugee camps in Chad has increased due to latest fighting in Sudan.
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The ongoing war in Sudan poses security, humanitarian, political and economic challenges for Chad.
Sudanese protesters in Khartoum.
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An African-led process would take into account complex regional dynamics – which would lead to a better and more stable peace agreement.
Refugees who crossed from Sudan to Ethiopia wait in line to register at the International Organization for Migration at Metema on May 4, 2023.
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The number of refugees leaving Sudan is particularly high because Sudan was itself host to a million refugees.
Devastation: much of central Khartoum has been destroyed in heavy fighting.
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The role of the Wagner Group in the Sudan crisis is not yet clear, but its mercenaries are reported to be involved in a number of African countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, in Paris, in 2021.
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Expulsion of the German ambassador could be a way of warning other embassies, especially France, to steer clear of Chadian politics and support for the opposition.
Sudan army soldiers are fighting a rival paramilitary group.
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Violence in Sudan threatens to throw the troubled nation into chaos. A scholar of the region explains what is going on and what’s at stake.
The violence in north-east Nigeria has displaced thousands of people.
The insecurity in the area has serious implications for development and the well-being of people, especially young people.
Local residents gather around the biggest mosque in the region for the evening prayer in Bahai, Chad.
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Chad fulfils all conditions to be affected by Islamist terrorism. But the threat so far comes from its neighbours, not from the inside.
Parents of students abducted from Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria, pray inside the school premises.
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To stem the tide of violent extremism across the Sahel region, especially northwest Nigeria, the vulnerabilities and grudges of border communities need to be properly addressed.
Opening ceremony of Chad’s national inclusive dialogue, in N'Djamena on August 20.
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Chad’s ongoing national inclusive dialogue appears great on paper but there are serious gaps and little hope for peace and democracy.
Artwork in the Djourab desert, Chad, gives a taste of how our oldest ancestors got around.
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New research shows our oldest ancestors were able to walk as well as evolve in trees.