Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10 000. It's now backtracked on the decision
The court's action was welcomed by rights groups.
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump told Minnesota voters that his administration would bar refugees unless he had the approval of local communities.
Developing countries carry the burden of hosting 86% of the world’s forced migrants.
Africa is home to almost a third of the world’s 41 million internally displaced people and close to one-fifth of its refugees.
Africa needs to be well represented at the top echelons of UN decision-making organs and agencies.
Dadaab houses more than 320 000 Somalis, but now the host wants to return them to a place many of them do not know.
Still, the numbers of boats arriving in Somalia is almost matched by those going in the opposite direction
Mozambique clashes send thousands fleeing to Malawi, and Angolan rebels say to resume armed struggle
Africa’s second-biggest crude producer pumps most of its 1.75 million barrels a day from off the coast of Cabinda
Under a peace accord signed in August, Machar will join the president in a 30-month transitional government, leading to new elections
Different factions sprang up like toadstools and quickly began sparring with each other for control of the wealth
As body count mounts, mediator Museveni ‘takes his eyes off Burundi’ and country inches closer to the cliff
Rwanda denies recruiting Burundian refugees into a new rebellion, and accuses Bujumbura of hobnobbing with forces that carried out genocide in 1994
"I'd like him to talk about corruption, which is too much in Uganda. He must talk to Museveni: if a pope can stand down why not a president?"
Maasai hairdressers, Congolese tailors – with more flights and good business, Zambia is an African melting pot
Just over a year ago, these men were herding cattle in Kenya's plains; today they are leading braiders of women's hair in Lusaka.
Victims are shot in the middle of the night, and every morning Burundi wakes to bodies on its streets
The corpses are often found in the same position - the arms bound tight behind the back, the limbs twisted in death.
Refugees are 4.1% of Chad’s population, and 1.2% of Kenya’s. Only Sweden’s ratio of refugees-to-entire population exceeds 1%.
Despite the fighting, the army and rebels says August 29 ceasefire deal - the eighth such agreement - remains in place.
More than three-quarters of homes and other buildings in Bama, Borno’s second-largest town, have been destroyed by insurgents.
About 70% of the population is facing food shortages while nearly 200,000 terrified civilians are sheltering in UN bases.