Timothy La Rose

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In Guinea, one girl’s story of violence reveals a commonplace nightmare

Today, there is a significant global movement to tackle female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), with over 10,000 communities and around 8 million …

Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage

<i>NPR's Jennifer Ludden recently traveled to the African nation of Malawi, one of many countries in the developing world where child marriage remains prevalent. She found girls like Christina Asima, who was married at 12 and became a mother at 13. She is now divorced and caring for her infant son on</i> …

Child Protection & Development

FGM is a violation of girls' and women's human rights. UNICEF is fighting to end this violent practice once and for all.

South Sudan stands at precipice, says Barack Obama

Barack Obama has said South Sudan "stands at the precipice" after political infighting spilled over into ethnic killings, claiming hundreds of lives including those of three UN peacekeepers.<p>Obama called on leaders in the world's newest country to show courage and halt the violence. He warned that …

African mediators try to avert civil war in South Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) - African mediators said they held “productive” talks on Friday with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, trying to prevent an almost week-long conflict plunging the world’s newest nation into an ethnic civil war.<p>Medic peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in the Republic of …

Africa

Central African Republic atrocities escalate amid rampaging rival militias

Armed gangs are rampaging through the Central African Republic carrying out atrocities including executions and mutilations, despite the presence of French and African troops.<p>Reports by two leading human rights organisations say the situation in the war-torn country is out of control and requires a …

A photographer captures the violence in the streets of the Central African Republic

It was an example of US diplomacy in the Central African Republic (CAR). The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, made a surprise visit to the former French colony on Thursday.<p>Earlier this month, France sent 1,600 troops to join 3,500 African Union soldiers in an effort to stop clashes between …

Guinea Mining: From Conakry to Simandou

For Patrick Radden Keefe’s piece in last week’s issue of the magazine, the photographer Moises Saman travelled to the West African republic of Guinea. The country is one of the poorest in the world, but it holds reserves of natural resources that are worth a fortune. Guinea’s vast iron ore …

Syria's polio outbreak could resurrect a once-rare disease

As aid groups launch massive vaccination campaign, experts warn that the virus could soon reach Europe<p><i>The Zaatari refugee camp in Northern Jordan, home to many who have fled war-ravaged Syria. (Flickr /</i> <i>UK Department for International Development)</i><p>Syria's bloody civil war took an even deadlier turn …