Disaster-prone Madagascar battles flooding and drought

Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to respond to increasingly severe, flooding in the central highlands region of the country that includes...More

Why the EU migration deal with Sudan is so dodgy

Sudan is a lynchpin in the flow of migrants out of Africa. It is also a serial human rights abuser.For a European Union keen to throttle that flow, it’s an unfortunate combination...More

Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

Much ink has been spilt trying to make sense of the migration flow across the Mediterranean, a stretch of sea that has become the frontline of capitalism’s most urgent question: What’s more valuable – a human life, or the fraying concept of the sanctity of state borders? ...More

https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/12/06/what-libya-s-slave-auctions-tell-us-about-humanitarian-system

In the wake of the CNN report on human auctions in Libya, there has rightly been a surge in concern for the thousands of Africans languishing in inhumane conditions in detention camps. Political leaders in Europe and Africa, including UN Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki, have condemned the situation. ...More