The index also found that 12 percent more women than men felt they might lose their property in the event of divorce or death of a spouse
Situation made worse by power outages, which have hampered communication, and flooding that cut off streets and highways
UNHCR is appealing for $184 million to support life-saving operations for displaced and refugee Cameroonians
Electoral body CENI says in statement President Azali Assoumani won 60.77 percent in Sunday's vote; runner-up Ahamada Mahamoudou, one of 12 opposition candidates, received 14.62 percent
US-based nonprofit is helping many blind South Sudanese see again by hiring local doctor to perform surgeries on hundreds of patients in Jonglei State capital, Bor, but the surgery cannot help all
In blow to 15 of the injured sailors and three of their spouses who sued the Sudanese government, justices say Sudan was not properly notified of lawsuit
The situation is triggering public anger and a demand for long-lasting solutions
Fighting between the Fulani and Dogon communities has resulted in the deaths of some 600 women, children and men over the past year
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Deadly water-borne disease poses new problems as United Nations urges international community to join forces to aid cyclone victims in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi
Call by Army Chief of Staff Ahmed Gaid Salah comes after weeks of protests against continued rule by ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika