Research on violence in Africa argues that it is mainly within the context of a weak state that has lost control over its people and institutions
Conflict in Ethiopia has displaced masses of people, but relief efforts are under-funded
In the rarely visited town of Gedeb, fears are rife over state plans to return 150 000 people to areas they fled because of ethnic violence.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country
Armed conflicts break out as a result of natural disasters, and societies with pre-existing factions are the most at risk of falling apart.
Burundi’s leading opposition politician has called on President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold talks with rivals and form a national unity government.
The ANC has slammed religious killings between Nigeria’s Christians and Muslims, which have claimed hundreds of lives.
Kabir Sokoto, the man accused of the attack on a Nigerian church that killed 37 people on Christmas Day, has escaped from police custody.
Members of a South Sudan tribe, previously targeted in an ethnic assault, killed 47 people in another revenge attack, escalating the tribal conflict.
Mosques have been burnt and two people were killed in a mainly Muslim village in the latest ethnic attack to hit Nigeria.
The UN’s top official in South Sudan says ‘no evidence’ has been found of reported mass killings but warns 60 000 people are in urgent need of aid.
Over 3 000 people have been killed in South Sudan’s brutal massacres last week in an explosion of ethnic violence forcing tens of thousands to flee.
The humanitarian crisis for tens of thousands of refugees who fled ethnic fighting in Kyrgyzstan is intensifying, officials warned on Tuesday.
Police fanned out in the far-flung Chinese city of Urumqi on Wednesday to try to stifle unrest days after 156 people were killed in ethnic violence.
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