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The hole in Africa’s heart

The hole in Africa’s heart

Africa’s ‘lawless third’: duty of care Swathes of the continent are home to people whose efforts at self-rule or traditional ways of life have challenged state attempts to deal with COVID-19 The...

A desperate battle for water

A desperate battle for water

Photo essay: Somaliland     Over the past 25 years, Somalia has experienced a cycle of protracted droughts. During the most recent drought, between 2016 and 2017, rains failed for three...

Rewiring the city

Rewiring the city

How informal energy initiatives in the Somali city of Hargeisa are lighting up a once-dark city The southern periphery of Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa, is a line of hills offering a panoramic view...