Some people are staying with family in Nigeria, but most are sleeping rough in abandoned buildings, or out in the open.
At last count, 28 countries and seven large cities in the USA had moved to introduce a tax on sugary drinks. Potential benefits are clear and include reducing costs from obesity and health-care spending, as well as the potential to increase a healthy life. Health groups in Australia have long called for the same to be done here.
In Africa, the world’s poorest continent, malnutrition is stubbornly widespread and millions of people are desperately hungry.
In just 100 days in 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists.
Breast ironing, a traditional practice commonly done in Cameroon, is the use of hard or heated objects like a wooden pestle or scalding grinding stones to stop or slow the development of breasts in young girls.
Starving and sick, people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo are caught in a bloody cycle of violence and political turmoil.
The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.
The strangers were trying to round up the girls. He remembered them shouting: “Stop, stop! We are not Boko Haram! We are soldiers, get into our vehicles. We will save you.”
The worst cholera epidemic of the past 15 years, with over 55,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths. Countless others killed, maimed or sexually assaulted.