DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week, the United Nations said on Friday.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About two-thirds of patients in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak have been women, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, calling for more focus on gender in disease control and prevention.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) during an initiation into a secret women's society in Sierra Leone, police said on Wednesday, sparking renewed calls for the practice to be banned.
TOUBA TOUL, Senegal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmer Adama Faye holds out two handfuls of peanuts - in one weathered palm, the nuts are round and smooth, in the other, they are small and shriveled.
NOUAKCHOTT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mo had nothing but a set of jail clothes and the name of a distant cousin when he boarded the deportation flight from the United States to Mauritania, the African country he had fled.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major chocolate companies have failed to keep a promise they made a year ago to stop forests in West Africa being destroyed for cocoa production, a campaign group said on Friday.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Niger has adopted Africa's first national law for the protection and assistance of people fleeing violence, floods and droughts, the government and United Nations said on Thursday.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies working in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused the United Nations of manipulating data ahead of elections to give an overly positive impression of the situation in a country beset by conflict and disease.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Communities that benefit from aid want international charities to move beyond pictures of poor children and show a more balanced view of Africa, a study showed on Friday.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health workers on Wednesday launched a door-to-door, four-day blitz to control malaria in Democratic Republic of Congo with the aim of cutting suspected Ebola cases in half.