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Africa Renewal: December 2018 - March 2019

Cover Story

Rescue operations of African migrants carried out in the Channel of Sicily, Italy. Photo: IOM / Malavolta

Towards a safe and orderly migration

A global migration compact may help combat the myth that migrants are liabilities

Departments

16 Days of Activism

Migration

The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. Photo: IOM / Francesco Malavolta

Risky journey to Europe

and Louise Donavan
Search for greener pastures carries deadly consequences
The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. Photo: IOM / Francesco Malavolta

Risky journey to Europe

and Louise Donavan
Search for greener pastures carries deadly consequences
Lucia Kula.

A life on the move

From the ravages of war to culture shock in Europe
Richard Danzinger is IOM’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa

Confronting the challenges of migration in West and Central Africa

Sound policies and cooperation by countries are key
Sengalese at cultural parade in Harlem in New York. Photo: Alamy / Richard Levine

African migrants keen to retain their cultural values abroad

African children abroad struggle over cultural identity
Refugee students in a classroom in Uganda. Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten

Uganda stands out in refugees hospitality

The country hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa – more than a million
Africans march on New York streets during the African Day Parade. Photo: Alamy /Richard Levine

2019: Year of return for African Diaspora

Ghana rolls out the red carpet to encourage resettlement in the motherland

Interview

Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria

Nigeria needs free, fair and credible elections

— Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria

Youth Profile

Egypt ‘Ify’ Ufele

Egypt ‘Ify’ Ufele

African themes a standout in young designer’s fashion line

Human Rights

Jonathan Bigirima (left), married and father of six, in his joinery. Photo: Panos/D. Telemans

A double challenge for the disabled

Stigma prevents many people with disabilities from entering the workforce
Agitating for change: Women wave flags during a demonstration in Kasbah Square, Tunis.     Photo: Panos / Alfredo D’Amato

Africa’s freedom struggles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70 years since its adoption, the declaration has inspired liberation movements

Politics

A Cameroonian refugee across the border in Cross River State, Nigeria. Photo: UNHCR/Simi Vijay

Crisis worsens in Cameroon

People flee as the UN calls for national reconciliation and durable solution
President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sign the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9 July 2018. Photo: Yemane Gebremeskel

After making peace, Ethiopia and Eritrea now focus on development

Both countries say they must make up for lost times

Agriculture

A farmer in Mount Kenya region in Kenya. Photo: CIAT/Neil Palmer

Fighting ‘hidden hunger’ with fortified foods

Lack of key nutrients in food impedes growth

Environment

Farmers planting during a rainy season in Dali, North Darfur, Sudan. Photo: UN Photo / Albert Farran

Global warming: severe consequences for Africa

New report projects greater temperature increases

Blue economy can be a lifeline for Africa

Sustainable exploitation of the oceans, lakes, rivers will increase countries’ earnings

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