# Africa

Children stand on a platform at their home as officials and volunteers of Code for Africa engage in the mapping of the Makoko waterfront settlement in Lagos, on October 23, 2019. Photo: Pius Utomi Ekpei / AFP
Children stand on a platform at their ho […]

Sixty years on, Africa still seeks right model for growth

As 1960 dawned, sub-Saharan Africa braced for historic change: that year, 17 of its countries were destined to gain independence from European colonial powers
Malian soldiers, part of a joint military force the G5 Sahel, patrol on November 2, 2017 in central Mali, in the border zone between Burkina Faso and Niger. Photo: Daphné Benoit / AFP
Malian soldiers, part of a joint militar […]

EU doubles Sahel force funding but African leaders issue warning

European leaders have doubled their funding for a force tackling jihadists in the Sahel, but African leaders warn the money must come quickly if it is to be effective.
A South Sudanese refugee family with five children of their own and five others the have adpoted can be seen at the refugee settlement in Imvepi, Uganda, 27 June 2017. More than two million people have fled the civil war in South Sudan, one million of them in Uganda. Photo: Gioia Forster/dpa
A South Sudanese refugee family with fiv […]

EU steps up sanctions over South Sudan human rights violations

The Council has added 3 persons involved in serious human rights violations to the list of those submitted to a travel ban and an asset freeze in view of the situation in South Sudan.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Libya’s slave trade and torture scar African migrants for life

Reports of African migrants being tortured, killed and sold as slaves in Libya have caused a global outcry. The few who manage to escape the horrors carry deep physical and psychological scars.
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