No shortage of recruits for Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North
Young people in northern Cameroon, who lack access to school and employment, are increasingly joining the ranks of Boko Haram. full report
Sierra Leone's missing Ebola millions
30 March 2015
Taxpayers and individual donors contributed some $18 million to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has killed almost 3,800 people. When public auditors examined how the money had been spent, they found that records for more than half of the money were incomplete or entirely missing.
Nigeria's election - "anything fit happen"
27 March 2015
Nigeria is increasingly tense in the countdown to presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan is facing an exceptionally strong challenge from former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari. Never has a presidential race been so close, and with that the risk of major political violence increases.
Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat
25 March 2015
Children play on the dumpsite in the Budiriro suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, scrambling through the garbage and ignoring the clouds of flies and overpowering stench from the rotting, untreated waste.
One year on: why Ebola is not yet over in Guinea
23 March 2015
The Ebola outbreak, which was first declared on 22 March 2014, continues to ravage the country, in large part because information campaigns have failed to bring about comprehensive changes in behavior and beliefs.
"Let’s finish the job" : UN Ebola envoy
16 March 2015
At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola. He spoke to IRIN from New York about ongoing challenges and lessons learned.
Nigerian police neglect widows of cops slain by Boko Haram - study
12 March 2015
The Nigerian Police Force is not only failing to pay all the financial benefits owed to the families of their men killed in action against Boko Haram militants, but in some cases sexual favours and kickbacks have been demanded of the widows in return for the dues they did receive, according to new research in the northern city of Kano’s police command.