Africa


Migrant Crisis Continues In The Mediterranean

Nearly 8,500 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean were rescued over the Easter weekend. The Italian Coastguard reported that 73 separate rescue operations were undertaken and that 13 bodies, including that of an 8-year-old boy, were recovered. Among those rescued were a woman in active labour and a two-week-old baby […]


What Is Continuing The Migration Movement From The Horn Of Africa To War-Torn Yemen?

Thousands of refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea are continuing to undertake the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen, despite the dangerous conditions that have emerged there since the beginning of the civil conflict in 2015. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), over 700,000 refugees […]


New Fighting Erupts In South Sudan: 60 Aid Workers Forced To Flee

South Sudan still finds themselves struggling to contain a civil war since December 2013, when President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, accused his erstwhile deputy Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer, and ten others of attempting a coup d’etat. The political showdown quickly split along ethnic lines and has drawn many […]


UNICEF Report: The Chibok Anniversary And Rise In Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers

UNICEF has released a report to coincide with the three-year anniversary since the devastating abduction of the Chibok girls in 2014. The report has called attention to the alarming number of children being used as suicide bombers by Boko Haram; a terrorist organisation based in Nigeria, with links to Islamic […]