Development in OPEC member, which has Africa's largest economy, has been stunted by corruption
The shortages, which forced the government to introduce rationing on May 16, have caused food prices to jump by around a third and raised the prospect of a wave of economic migration
Staff members allegedly sought payments of $500 to $2,500 from refugees for services that should be free, threatened other workers and intimidated the camp's occupants
Hundreds of elderly Kenyans are seeking to sue the British government for alleged displacement and torture by its colonial predecessor
Of 93 recommendations made by Uganda Human Rights Commission, government departments have fully complied with just one in the past five years
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More than 1.4 million people in northeastern Nigeria face famine by September, the UN warns
Government denies reports of intimidation
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Spokesman gives no alternative date for visit to country hit by civil war, famine and refugee crisis
Syrian refugees, including babies and pregnant woman in need of medical care, have been stuck on border since April 17, with Morocco and Algeria trading blame in what resulted in diplomatic row last month
Nutrition Early Warning System's goal is to catch the subtle signs of a hunger crisis brewing in Africa as much as a year in advance
Residents in Onitsha staged a 'stay home' to reflect on the more than one million people who died fighting from 1967 to 1970
Boko Haram threat still looms as life returns to normal
Polish immigrant Janusz Walus was sentenced to life in prison for shooting Hani, head of the military wing of the African National Congress
Sudanese foreign minister calls off visit to Cairo as each side accuses the other of 'terrorism'
Recently circulated videos characterized by human rights activists as encouraging genocide against Tutsis
Twelve of the 20 soldiers accused of rape, torture, killing and looting during attack on Terrain hotel compound were in court Tuesday
While exported tobacco rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars, small-time farmers feel left out of the lucrative cycle
Mapping report by Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is meant to help authorities identify cases as they establish a Special Criminal Court to try worst crimes committed in country
Migrant arrivals by sea to Italy are up about a third this year to roughly 60,000; UNHCR has recorded more than 1,700 dead or missing