Even as aid workers are warning that children in South Sudan are falling victim to mass malnutrition, international agencies are said to be missing their fundraising goals and failing to avert a looming famine in the country.
At age 7, Congolese rapper Oracle was forced to leave her parental home in Kinshasa and move to a place where women were treated differently than the women in the capital. Oracle wasn’t allowed to make music. Because she was a girl.
It's 5 p.m. in Zimbabwe and I’m at an infamous taxi rank in Bulawayo, the second largest city in the country. I had made the crazy decision to join a group of ‘border jumpers’ and illegally cross into South Africa.
Today it’s three years ago that the world’s youngest country was born. After decades of struggle, during which an estimated 1.9 million people died, South Sudan broke away from Sudan to become independent.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo intends to count the number of foreigners living on its territory. There’s only one small problem though: the latest reliable demographic statistics are 30 years old.