It was just after midnight when Simon (not his real name) was woken up by a loud blaring noise tearing into the dark night. It had been raining heavily over the past few days. He tried to ignore the...
15 Apr 2014
The Security Council has approved my proposal to deploy a United Nations peacekeeping mission to...
24 Jan 2014
“We were picked up at checkpoints or during house searches. They recognized us by our accents, or...
16 Dec 2013
On 27 November 1995, a calm voice issued this jarring statement on the BBC: “Abacha is sitting on a...
16 Dec 2013
Conventional wisdom has it that tigers never roamed the African jungle. Indeed there are no tigers...
12 Apr 2013
JICA President, Akihiko Tanaka. Photo: Africa Renewal/Bo Li
5 Apr 2013
Waking up one day to hear that her entire family had been slaughtered sounded like a horror movie...
20 Mar 2013
Every day sees visitors breaking down in tears while touring 97,000-square-foot Elmina Castle, west...
22 Feb 2013
Ni hao, Chinese for “hello,” or ting bu dong, meaning “I hear you, but I don’t understand,” are two...
11 Feb 2013
In recent years, the shrill cries of a newborn baby have been bringing more shouts of joy than of...
1 Feb 2013
Zainab Bangura, UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict, speaking after her...