iOS app Android app

Lake Chad

As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

As Europe Considers Asylum Policy, World's Poorest Teach Us Lessons of Humanity

Toby Lanzer | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Toby Lanzer

One in every five people in Diffa was not there some months ago but has now fled from the raging violence. The provincial capital has become a safe haven for many; its capacity to cope with the arrival is stretched to the limits.

Reports: Nigerian Army Targeted Civilians, Burned Down Village

AP | HARUNA UMAR and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

BAGA, Nigeria -- Satellite photographs and witness statements Tuesday strongly challenged denials by Nigeria's government about mass casualties and da...

Fighting In Nigeria Kills At Least 185

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

BAGA, Nigeria — Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far...

A Dying African Lake, Polluted, Overfished; Bad And Getting Worse

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Lake Victoria, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, is suffering. It is polluted with raw sewage and it is muddy from the erosion of soil from nearby hills that have lost trees and shrubs to people in search of firewood.