The pageantry of the recent opening ceremony of the Olympic Games coalesced representatives of 207 nations in astounding fashion.
Itayi Viriri's blog
Over the last two decades, Somalia has constantly been on the news, all for the wrong reasons. We often hear of Al Shabaab attacks and the term ‘failed state’ is invoked so often as if it’s Somalia’s second name.
As butterflies flutter over the drainage pond at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan, Peter remembers those happier times when he and his family would take their cattle to the river for drinking.
On the border with Nigeria, the town of Diffa, Niger – one of the world’s poorest countries – has borne the brunt of Boko Haram’s insurgency. So much so that in February 2015, Niger declared a 15-day state of emergency across the Diffa region after a spate of attacks by the group.