How fragile is Burundi's peace?
With 12,000 Burundians now taking refuge abroad, concern is growing that the fragile peace of the last decade could shatter if President Pierre Nkurunziza continues to pursue his controversial bid for a third term in June elections. Refugees allege a campaign of intimidation from ruling party thugs and the US State Department is already talking about a "climate of fear" full report
South Sudan food crisis deepens amid tanking economy
1 June 2015
Some 4.6 million people in South Sudan, about 40 percent of the country's population, will have major problems finding enough to eat over the next few months. After 17 months of renewed civil war, and amid falling oil prices, the country's economy is in dire straits. This report comes from a refugee site in neighbouring Uganda.
Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali
29 May 2015
A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins:
Food worries widen in Mauritania
26 May 2015
More than 465,000 people in Mauritania, where lean season is already underway, are expected to face severe food insecurity by June, due in large part to last year's poor harvests.
Many fleeing Burundi have no wish to return
21 May 2015
Aid agencies are warning a cholera outbreak is creating major health crisis among tens of thousands of people who have fled Burundi for neighbouring Tanzania. It's a journey many of the refugees have made before. Some have no desire to return home.
BRIEFING: Can new pact bring peace to the CAR?
15 May 2015
Can the Central African Republic finally turn the page on decades of instability and conflict? Rebel groups and militias have signed a new peace pact aimed at putting the horrific violence of the past few years behind them. But will it work?