Nicolette Knapton

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Pictures of Ethiopia - 50 photos of this beautiful but misunderstood country

70<p>19<p>5<p><b>A collection of my best pictures of Ethiopia to give you insights into this misunderstood country….</b><p>To most of the world, Ethiopia is practically …

Uganda's sprawling haven for 270,000 of South Sudan's refugees

Bidi Bidi camp was opened six months ago but already hosts a fifth of all the South Sudanese fleeing violence and hunger in their home country<p>Moses Roba still has the scar on his face from when the glass shattered. It runs around the outside of his right eye, starting at the tip of his eyebrow and …

Communities being left behind in the fight for land in Uganda

In a Uganda forest reserve, green goals and community land rights are at odds. It's a story being played out across Africa, as investors scramble to …

Africa

In Nigeria, Planting a Future Amid War

This week’s military airstrike on a community of displaced people in Nigeria killed at least 70 civilians and aid workers and injured more than 100 …

BBC Radio 4 - Best of Today, Michaela DePrince: From a Sierra Leone orphanage to the London stage

Tonight will be the last night that ballerina Michaela DePrince will be dancing on the London stage.<p>Born amidst Sierra Leone’s violent civil war in the mid-nineties, Michaela lived in an orphanage before being adopted and taken to the US where she started to dance.<p>The BBC’s Siobhann Tighe has been …

I called for help during Ebola - no response in Sierra Leone

The BBC's Umaru Fofana called the emergency services during Sierra Leone's Ebola crisis and got no response.<p>He asks whether corruption was a factor in the lack of ambulances.