What happened to Liberia’s Ebola orphans?

Many of the Liberian children who lost one or both parents to Ebola have since found loving homes, but others are still struggling to survive. full report

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Another peace deal unravels in South Sudan

NYAL, 9 October 2015 (IRIN) - South Sudan's latest peace deal is unravelling as fighting picks up and a new declaration by President Salva Kiir threatens the most delicately struck parts of the agreement. full report

Central African Republic goes back to square one

BANGUI, 6 October 2015 (IRIN) - Six days of fighting that ended in Central African Republic’s capital last week has left a heavy toll: dozens dead, hundreds wounded, thousands displaced, and hope of an imminent resolution to the country’s protracted and complex political crisis fading fast. full report

Burundi's descent into hell

BUJUMBURA, 5 October 2015 (IRIN) - It’s not unusual to find dead bodies in Bujumbura these days. We find them on the streets, in drainage channels, bushes and rivers. To help understand the depth of the crisis, it's worth looking back at some key recent events. full report

Is Burkina Faso’s elite guard still a threat?

DAKAR, 1 October 2015 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso's transitional government has dissolved the RSP, but will the elite security force responsible for last month's coup finally go away? OSIWA's Mathias Hounkpe looks at what must happen next to keep the country on its path to civilian rule and democracy. full report

Slideshow: Surviving in the Sudd

KOCH COUNTY, 30 September 2015 (IRIN) - A month after President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal aimed at ending South Sudan's two-year civil war there is still intermittent fighting in some of the nation's most far-flung and violent places. full report

Cattle rustlers profit from Boko Haram bonanza

KADUNA, 28 September 2015 (IRIN) - Cattle theft has long been a problem in northwestern Nigeria but the general insecurity caused by the Boko Haram insurgency is emboldening seasoned rustlers and encouraging those struggling with endemic poverty and high unemployment to turn to it as a lucrative second ‘career’, with potentially disastrous consequences. full report

No aftercare for Boko Haram bomb victims

KADUNA STATE, 23 September 2015 (IRIN) - Countless Nigerians have been killed by Boko Haram suicide bombings since 2009. Many more have survived, but their difficulties are far from over. full report

The rocky road to democracy in Burkina Faso

DAKAR/OUAGADOUGOU, 22 September 2015 (IRIN) - Negotiations are under way to return Burkina Faso to civilian rule following last week's coup, but a proposed amnesty for the coup plotters would leave many people unhappy. full report

Vote limbo for Central African refugees

BERTOUA/DAKAR, 14 September 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly 200,000 refugees who fled the Central African Republic are still waiting to see if they will be able to cast their ballots in next month's presidential elections. full report

Millions going hungry because of Boko Haram

ABUJA/DAKAR, 11 September 2015 (IRIN) - Ongoing attacks by Boko Haram have left millions of people in Western and Central Africa without enough food to eat. full report