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Drought has affected residents of the Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania, in the Sahel region of Africa

Picture: WFP / Justin Smith

Repeated and increasingly sophisticated armed attacks in the Sahel and food shortages linked to last year’s severe drought, have reached unprecedented levels, putting the future of a “whole generation” at stake, three top UN humanitarian officials Read more

Western Africa

The new Sierra Leone High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland - H.E Tamba James Sylvanus Lamina, has presented his diplomatic credentials to the Queen. Read more

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled textbooks, teaching and learning materials worth Le 221 billion ($26.2 million) as a joint-support from UKAid and the Government of Sierra Leone to the free quality education programme in public Read more

Sierra Leone

“I felt like it was me they had killed that day,” says Asatu*, reaching for a piece of multi-coloured cloth to wipe away her tears. Exactly two years ago today, her 16-year-old son was shot by the police as he came home from school. Read more

Sierra Leone

On the second leg of her programme travels across the African continent, American teenage education advocate and film maker - Zuriel Oduwole and members of her DUSUSU Foundation have been formally welcomed to Accra in Ghana, by H.E. President Nana Read more

Ghana