Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2013, more than 1.8 million people, over half of which were children, have arrived in neighbouring countries.
Residents have long since decamped to a well-ordered grid of mud dwellings ringed by sewage, where they live in wretched ...
Dozens of families with children are feared drowned after their boat snapped in two and sank off the coast of Libya.
President Salva Kiir has ordered South Sudan’s police to shoot robbers dead, including those who break into shops at night.
Gunmen attacked a luxury resort just outside Bamako, killing two people in what the security minister called a terrorist attack.
The AU has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to exercise restraint after Djibouti accused its neighbour of occupying disputed territory along their border.
The UN is warning of a growing threat from the Lord's Resistance Army after the US and Uganda gave up their pursuit of its leader Joseph Kony.
A criminal court has sentenced to death 31 Islamists for their part in the 2015 assassination of Egypt's top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat.