Kenya: Illegal sand mining threatens environment
Rapid urbanization has encouraged illegal sand mining on a large scale and sparked a global wave of gang violence. In Kenya, the practice has taken a serious environmental toll, impacting the local communities which have been battling with droughts.
Mexico: mothers are looking for missing sons
Violence between drug cartels is thought to be behind the disappearance of tens of thousands of people in Mexico. As authorities fail to provide answers, a group of mothers has embarked on a desperate search for bodies.
African Union suspends Sudan over violence
The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until there was a civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the worst violence since Omar al-Bashir's fall in April
Northwest nigeria violence drives 20,000 displaced into Niger
Northwest nigeria violence drives 20,000 displaced into Niger.
UN's Bachelet warns Cameroon risks further descent into violence
Cameroon may fall further into violence if the government does not stop hate speech by politicians and heavy-handed tactics by security forces, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday.
Don't be used for election violence, IGP warns Nigerians
Don't be used for election violence, IGP warns Nigerians.
Here are some of the risks African business should be worried about in 2019
The Allianz Risk Barometer highlights that the most important business risk facing Africa this year are Market Developments and political risks and violence.
No to virginity test
In a bid to eliminate violence against women and girls globally, the UN and the WHO have called for a scrap of virginity test. Virginity testing is a long-standing tradition that has been documented in at least 20 countries spanning all regions of the world.