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

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South Sudan food crisis deepens amid tanking economy

NYUMANZI, Uganda, 1 June 2015 (IRIN) - 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. full report

Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali

BAMAKO, 29 May 2015 (IRIN) - 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: full report

Photo feature: Ebola tales from Guinea

GUECKEDOU, 28 May 2015 (IRIN) - Guineans share their personal accounts of the impact the ongoing Ebola outbreak has had on their lives. full report

Food worries widen in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN) - 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. full report

Photo Feature: Burundi's Endless Exodus

KIGOMA, 22 May 2015 (IRIN) - Over 110,000 Burundians have fled their country amid protests and an attempted coup d’etat. Now a cholera outbreak has made the journey all the more dangerous. full report

Prisons ignoring the rights of Ivorian youth

ABIDJAN, 21 May 2015 (IRIN) - Hundreds of children in Cote d'Ivoire are living among adult prisoners in detention centres as they await trial. full report

Many fleeing Burundi have no wish to return

KIGOMA, Tanzania, 21 May 2015 (IRIN) - 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. full report

Insecurity fuels food shortages in northern Cameroon

MAROUA, 19 May 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly 200,000 people in northern Cameroon don't have enough to eat due to ongoing attacks by Boko Haram. full report

Film: When the war came back - A South Sudan village relives the effects of conflict

KANDAK, South Sudan, 18 May 2015 (IRIN) - Kandak, a small village in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, eight days walk from the Ethiopian border, has paid a high price for its unfortunate location in the midst of Sudan’s civil wars. This film explores the impact of the current conflict. full report

BRIEFING: Can new pact bring peace to the CAR?

GOMA, 15 May 2015 (IRIN) - 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? full report