Fred Arment, head of International Cities of Peace, speaks with visiting Bosnian students. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Ever since the peace accord that ended the Bosnian war was penned in his hometown of Dayton 25 years ago, Fred Arment has been moved to action. By 20(...)

Crowds confront United Nations peackeepers in a UN compound on the outskirts of the eastern DR Congo town of Beni, in protest at massacres in the region. Photograph: Ushindi Mwendapeke Eliezaire/AFP via Getty Images)

Ongoing violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has led protesters to attack a UN base and town hall, while forcing medical workers tackl(...)

Nidhi Zak / Aria Eipe

“Where are we going? Always home.” – Novalis, 18th century German poet and philosopher “Home” is among the most emotive words there is. It refers to (...)

Former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter Dejong

A warlord responsible for mass murder, rape and abduction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been sent to prison for 30 years – the longest s(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

The first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya at the Kigali international airport in  Rwanda. Photograph: Minema/AFP

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union(...)

Locals prepare to welcome asylum seekers at the King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare last year. Photograph: Eamon Ward

It seemed a match made in hell. The village did not fancy the asylum seekers. The asylum seekers did not fancy the village. Residents of Lisdoonvarna(...)

A health team disinfects and decontaminates the home of  an Ebola patient who was admitted to a treatment centre the previous day in Ngongolio, Beni, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: EPA

The number of deaths in a year-long Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to reach 2,000 this week, as healthc(...)

The measles vaccine must be kept cold, making it hard to transport in DRC. File photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

More people have died from measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo than the total number of people who have died in a year-long Ebola outbreak(...)

More than one million people in Uganda contracted malaria  within the past two months

Uganda’s health ministry has said a sharp rise in malaria is partly attributable to climate change, after more than one million people contracted the (...)

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