An interactive guide to the 75 countries most at risk from outbreaks of disease due to their weak national health systems.
There are swarms of them in most Nigerian cities. Yellow, noisy and slightly dangerous, auto rickshaws provide cheap public transport - and a livelihood for tens of thousands of their drivers.
The motorized three-wheeler taxis are known as “Keke-NAPEP” – a combination of the Yoruba word for bicycle and the acronym for a 2001 National Poverty Eradication Programme, in a neat onomatopoeic package.
A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court this week to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Although the LRA has not been active in northern Uganda for a decade, the effects of their twenty year war with the government linger on.
IRIN looks at how lingering underdevelopment in the northern Acholi region has affected education.
The number of people affected by severe flooding in southern Africa continues to rise, and more rain is predicted.
Malawi has reported 50 deaths and 153 missing, Mozambique 84 fatalities and Madagascar, which has been battered by Tropical Storm Chedza, 13. The overall number of people affected by in these countries stands at 638,000 in Malawi (of which 121,000 have been displaced from their homes), 90,000 in Mozambique and 100,000 in Madagascar.
International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary investigation into the situation in Palestine, following Palestine’s joining the court. But prosecutions related to this summer’s Gaza war a long way off: Since the court began operating in 2002, it has opened 21 cases in nine situations but to date only two people have been convicted. This interactive map tracks all the ICC's cases globally.