HARARE 27 July 2012 (IRIN) - More than 100 people in the Zimbabwean capital Harare and Chitungwiza, a dormitory town 35km southeast of the city, have contracted typhoid this month, and the dilapidated water and sanitation systems are again being blamed for another round of water-borne diseases.
DAKAR 01 May 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies in northern Mali are debating how or whether they should negotiate with newly installed rebel groups such as the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and Ansar Dine, which is affiliated to Al Qaeda, to reach people in need.
JOHANNESBURG 30 May 2012 (IRIN) - Right now, people in Niger, Mali and Nigeria could be sipping 50,000-year-old water from a two-aquifer system buried below their feet. But some of it may be contaminated.
It's called "the bearing of the body" in Burkina Faso: when a death is deemed
suspicious and a group of men carry the corpse through the community,
believing the deceased will guide them towards the person responsible for the
death. The accused - almost always women – are then chased out of their
With 35 students, the first secondary school specifically for transvestites and other members of sexual minorities who face discrimination in mainstream schools opened in March in the Argentine capital.
Saffa Momoh Lahai was just two years old when his father was killed
Sierra Leone's civil war. Rebels attacked their family home in Kailahun
the eastern reaches of the country, and shot Lahai's father when he
It was the middle of the day when Tabisou, 72, suddenly saw people from her
town of Amderamboukane in Mali fleeing for their lives. Her family had no
time to pack their things; the fighting had already begun.