Eastern Africa



Girl with albinism

Photo: Santiago Gomez on Unsplash

A United Nations (UN) expert has called for urgent action to combat attacks against persons with albinism including murders and mutilations, which are spiking in Madagascar as dangerous myths and poverty persist. Babies and children remain prime Read more


The Nineteenth annual festival of the Eritrean community in the UK was enthusiastically conducted last weekend in London under the theme “Independent Choice - Backbone of Our Pride”. The festival in which a number of nationals from all cities in Read more


A quarter of reported cases of conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan are against children.

Photo Credit: UNICEF, Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin

Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict is being fueled by systemic impunity, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan has said. Read more

South Sudan

South Sudan’s unity government marked its two-year anniversary against a backdrop of stalled constitutional progress and ongoing cycles of community violence – often fuelled by political groups and armed militias – the senior UN official in the Read more

South Sudan

Wrecked boats in Obock, Djibouti

Photo by IOM, Olivia Headon

The odds of survival were stacked against seven-year-old Amara* when she was trapped in a sinking boat controlled by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti. Amara was among at least 60 migrants and refugees who were attempting to return from Yemen to Read more