Freedom brings stigma and fresh fears for Boko Haram 'wives'

Hundreds of women and girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram have since escaped or been rescued, but their struggles are far from over. full report

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Life still hard in northern Mali, despite peace deal

BAMAKO, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - A peace accord was signed in Mali earlier this year, but ongoing conflict continues to impact the livelihoods of millions in the north of the country. full report

Farmers turn to fishing as Zimbabwe crops fail

WEDZA, Zimbabwe, 31 August 2015 (IRIN) - The lean season in Zimbabwe has rarely been so lean. Harvests have failed across the country after a cruel combination of late rains, floods and drought. Farmers are turning their hand to just about anything to ensure their families don't starve... full report

Ebola: Where are we now?

DAKAR, 27 August 2015 (IRIN) - The Ebola outbreak appears to be winding down, but it isn't over yet. Here's where things stand. full report

Is South Sudan’s latest peace accord the real deal?

NAIROBI, 26 August 2015 (IRIN) - After months of foot-dragging and under the threat of United Nations sanctions, South Sudan President Salva Kiir today finally signed a power-sharing agreement aimed at ending the country’s civil war. But will it stick? full report

The lost childhoods behind our chocolate

ABIDJAN, 25 August 2015 (IRIN) - An estimated 1.62 million children are forced to work in Cote d'Ivoire each year. The majority spend their days in cocoa fields, cultivating the beans that will eventually become chocolate. full report

Rape, stigma, poverty: The lot of urban refugees in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, 24 August 2015 (IRIN) - Despite efforts to help refugees who settle in urban areas, many still face stigma, poverty and sexual assault. full report

Nigerians who fled Boko Haram forced home

YAOUNDE, 21 August 2015 (IRIN) - As many as 15,000 people who took refuge in northern Cameroon after fleeing violence in Nigeria are now being sent back home, over fears they could have ties to Boko Haram. full report

Burundi diary - inauguration day

BURUNDI, 20 August 2015 (IRIN) - In this latest installment of his Bujumbura Diary, IRIN correspondent Desire Nimubona reflects on the insecurity in his country on the day that President Pierre Nkurunziza is sworn in for a controversial third term in office. full report

What peace deal? No end to Mali conflict

BAMAKO, 19 August 2015 (IRIN) - The Malian government and Northern rebel groups signed a peace deal on 20 June that was supposed to end years of conflict. Two months later, the violence continues. full report

Amid clashes, many clinics close in eastern DRC

BENI, 18 August 2015 (IRIN) - Some 30,000 people in eastern DRC's Beni territory no longer have easy access to basic healthcare after dozens of clinics shut up shop because of staff fears of being attacked by rebels. full report