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South Sudan

South Sudan on brink of new famine

Peter Martell in Riwoto The breath is shallow and ragged, as if the intake of air is painful for two-year- old Lotabo Loworet, his bony ribs visible through his ragged shirt. “I had nothing to feed the baby,”…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
22 Jun 2018

Madagascar

Madagascar’s grave dilemma

by Ra'eesa Pather In the streets of Madagascar’s capital city, the plague is a ghost. Patients stay hidden away in hospitals or are at home, where some are keeping their illness a secret. They fear death but, more…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
10 Nov 2017

Kenya

From good to bad, and the implications of Kenya on international observation

In the aftermath of Kenya’s August 8th elections, international observers were fast in expressing their satisfaction with the implementation of the polls. The preliminary statements of the African Union, European Union and Carter Center observation missions…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
02 Sep 2017

Malawi

Malawi’s village health heroes

By Ra'eesa Pather In remote villages hours away from Malawi’s cities, community health workers are saving the lives of small children in makeshift outdoor treatment areas. Amidu Malope (37) sits under a tree with a wooden table by…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
30 Jun 2017

Rwanda + 1 more

Fearful children flee Burundi on their own

Aid agencies say the number of unaccompanied minors among refugees arriving in Rwanda is uncharacteristically high. Jean-Pierre (not his real name), whose feet swing above the ground as he sits on a plastic chair, looks more like…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
12 Jun 2015

Eritrea + 2 more

Eritreans flee camps but find they’re in psychological prisons

Ismail Einashe Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in the world and the refugee camps offer little freedom or safety, but enslavement and abuse instead. Television journalist Temesghen Debesai had waited years for an opportunity to…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
18 Mar 2015

Kenya + 1 more

Eritrea: Take me to prison - they have food

More than 300 000 citizens have fled Eritrea's chaotic national service. This is the story of one conscript. Binyam*, a refugee, lives in Kenya now, closing a circle that began with his birth. He’s making a new…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
11 Mar 2015

Malawi + 4 more

Flood-hit Malawi faces aid deficit

REX CHIKOKO The government of impoverished Malawi has said it will need more than $65-million (R750-million) to reach out to more than 121,000 people made homeless and cut off by flooding, the worst in 24 years. Malawi is…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
23 Jan 2015

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