Eastern Africa



Three years ago, Anthony, then 11, showed signs of stunted growth as observed by African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President - Akinwumi Adesina during a visit to Madagascar’s Bas Mangoky region. To the Bank chief, the boy looked no more than Read more


After being stranded in Yemen, a group of 280 Ethiopians returned home with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The returnees are among a large group of Ethiopian migrants from Yemen Read more


Zimbabwe’s Emma Madziva stands at attention as a medal is pinned on her left breast pocket, just next to her name tag. The five-feet-three-inches-tall peacekeeper now proudly wears her first-ever United Nations medal, honouring her peacekeeping work Read more

South Sudan

Displaced civilians holding a meeting under a tree in Yei, South Sudan

Picture: Nyagoah Tut Put / Human Rights Watch

Government soldiers carried out extensive abuses against civilians during counter-insurgency operations in South Sudan between December 2018 and March 2019 in Yei River State, Human Rights Watch said today. Read more

South Sudan

Girls in Tanzania’s Mara region participate in an alternative rites of passage camp at the UNFPA-supported Masanga Centre

© UNFPA - Mandela Gregoire.

“Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s largely rural Mara region. “During the cutting season, you can’t get Read more