Al Jazeera

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 07:29
Alex de Waal discusses how South Sudan, the world’s newest country, was set up to fail.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 08:47
Rival Central African Republic (CAR) groups have signed a ceasefire deal in an effort to provide the country with a political solution. The agreements aim to end years of fighting involving mostly Muslim Seleka and mostly Christian Anti-Balaka coalition groups, as well as government forces. There will be a second round of talks between the two leaders in Nairobi, but no timeframe has been given.
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 07:23
After more than a week of Saudi-led air strikes, the country is heading towards a major humanitarian crisis.
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 06:46
The United States' secret talks with Iran, which first led to the interim accord and now to a preliminary nuclear deal, has had wider consequences in the region beyond the simple nuclear file. This accord has angered many US regional allies, and particularly Saudi Arabia, which considers Iran an arch-enemy - partly due to an old Sunni-Shia schism in Islam. The sectarian difference has been manipulated by both Saudi Arabia and Iran in their strategic competition for greater influence in the Middle East, which has undermined the stability of the entire region.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 07:50
South Sudan has become an aid-dependent entity, bringing necessary questions about the sustainability of this arrangement. The ability for states to survive principally from the support of governments, donors or corporations looking to turn a profit is doubtful.
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:04
According to WHO, the week up to Feb. 1 saw 80 new diagnoses in Sierra Leone, up from 65 the previous week. Guinea saw an increase from 30 to 39, and Liberia from four to five cases over the same time period.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 06:59
The UN Security Council has voted to cut 2,000 troops from the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite calls from the country for a bigger drawdown. Tensions have been rife between Kinshasa and the United Nations over how to deal with rebel groups in the east and security concerns ahead of the elections seen as a test of democracy in the DR Congo.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 06:52
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the closure of the country's land and sea borders ahead of this weekend's general election, the interior ministry said Wednesday. The closure will take effect from midnight on March 25 until the same time March 28, after polling closes for presidential and parliamentary elections.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:10
Yemen's embattled president has asked the U.N. Security Council to authorise a military intervention in support of his government to oust Houthi rebels who control much of the country's north and are advancing south.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 07:14
A year on from the start of the Ebola outbreak, a report has been published by frontline aid agency Doctors Without Borders slamming the international community's slow response and detailing the "indescribable horror" faced by its staff.