IRIN World News

Ready or not? Africa and the coronavirus

Africa has so far been spared the spread of the coronavirus – the race is now on to provide kits to identify the microbe should it make landfall.

US-Iran tensions fuel Afghan returns

Conflict and disasters drive humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, but so do returning refugees and migrants coming home to a country at war.

The Gambia’s ‘MeToo’ year breaks silence on rape

The silence around rape and sexual violence in The Gambia has been broken, with women stepping forward to provide their accounts of abuse at the hands of the country’s most powerful men.