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Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch

    Niger: They will be forbidden from dying
    Niger: They will be forbidden from dying
    The government of Niger says it wants to ban women and children from travelling north across the country following the horrifying discovery in the...
    Mali: Recovery is hampered by poverty and food insecurity
    Mali: Recovery is hampered by poverty and food insecurity
    At the referral health centre in Gao, northern Mali, Halifatou Alousseini shares a recipe. The 20-year-old mother of three looks almost twice her...
    Rape, rockets and unrelenting fear -- Mali's troubles are far from over
    Rape, rockets and unrelenting fear -- Mali's troubles are far from over
    Sitting in front of her house on a quiet street in Gao, Bintou Yatarra (28) pokes a feathered bird into a pot of hot water. Beside it, two small...
    Morgues in Nairobi prepare for an influx of bodies
    Morgues in Nairobi prepare for an influx of bodies
    Gruesome details continue to emerge from the aftermath of the four-day terrorist siege.
    Fractured Somalia held hostage by factions
    Fractured Somalia held hostage by factions
    Somalia has been without arecognised central government since 1991, when President Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown.
    Transparency will help Africa help itself
    Transparency will help Africa help itself
    In 2004, one year before the United Kingdom was preparing to host the G8 summit at Gleneagles in Scotland, a group of the most influential British...
    Illegal mines tarnish gold from Ghana
    Illegal mines tarnish gold from Ghana
    Huang Ren Zhong's striped parasol stands out against the muddy cliff of excavated earth. The horizon is fringed with the tall trees of the...
    Côte d'Ivoire asks UN to replace peacekeepers with drones
    Côte d'Ivoire asks UN to replace peacekeepers with drones
    Côte d'Ivoire, whose security situation is described as "fragile" after a decade of turmoil that culminated in a brief civil...
    As Africa rises, Europe loses grip on Catholic power base
    As Africa rises, Europe loses grip on Catholic power base
    The muted light of an African sunset filters into the high, pointed roof of Christ The King church in Accra, a wide, understated building just...
    War reaches Malians on the run
    War reaches Malians on the run
    The city of Segou used to welcome visitors with a sign for its industrial zone – a scheme designed to encourage industry in this impoverished...
    Hollande vows to fight Mali rebels until they are 'destroyed'
    Hollande vows to fight Mali rebels until they are 'destroyed'
    France will only end its intervention in Mali when political stability and an election process have been restored to the chaotic West African country...
    Well-endowed and loving it
    Well-endowed and loving it
    You did not have to hold tickets to Ghana Fashion and Design Week to get a sense that something was afoot at Accra's most showy venue, the...