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Clar Ni Chonghaile

Humanitarian aid system in need of substantial reform

A financing study commissioned for the World Humanitarian Summit in May urges an entirely new approach to help the rising number of poor.

Commodities on a slippery slope

Africa’s oil-producing and metal-rich giants face a difficult year in which growth will be hampered.

Sierra Leone forced to rethink its future

The Ebola epidemic and falling commodity prices have signalled a need for economic change in the West African country.

‘Marshall plan’ needed to rescue Ebola-ravaged countries

Oxfam has called for a multimillion-dollar plan to rebuild the economies of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, ahead of a recovery summit in Brussels.

Peaceful polls promised in Kenya’s first televised presidential debate

Kenya's televised presidential debate saw hopefuls play down fears of a repeat of the post-election tribal violence that erupted in 2007.

Alleged rape victim and journalist to be imprisoned in Somalia

A Somali woman who said she was raped by state security forces and a journalist who interviewed her have both been sentenced to a year in jail.

Burundi’s mothers are smiling

Radios, local doctors and techniques to help underweight newborns are saving the lives of women and children in Burundi.

Piracy takes a dive in Somalia

Somali piracy has fallen to a three-year low because of co-ordinated action by international navies and the enlistment of armed security guards.

‘Slaves in our own land’

Randu Nzai Ruwa is no stereotypical revolutionary. But the soft-spoken carpenter has a radical idea.

Misery living off Kenyan rubbish dump

Health campaigners want to close a dump in Nairobi that spreads disease, but thousands of scavengers rely on it for survival.

Team tackles Uganda’s Ebola crisis

Apart from a medical officer, the victims are all from a single family, according to reports.

Uganda fights to contain Ebola outbreak

Ebola has broken out in Uganda, killing at least 14 people as health officials battle to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

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