Churches, NGOs help Mozambicans displaced by Islamist insurgency

Islamic insurgents have been in the Cabo Delgado province, rich in natural gas deposits, since 2017. More than 2,700 people have died and more than 670,000 others have been displaced.

COVID-19 robbed refugees 'of the little that they had,' says Salesian

1.4 million refugees in Uganda are facing hunger because of aid disruption, loss of income and rising food prices linked to the COVID-19 crisis. The U.N. Refugee Agency warns that unless urgent action is taken to address the situation, levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anemia are expected to rise, especially among children.

LGBT refugees say they face hostility, violence in Kenyan camp

Religious hostility is a major challenge for the estimated 200 self-identified lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender refugees at Kakuma, which hosts almost 180,000 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Uganda.

Witch hunts increase in Tanzania as albino deaths jump

Many women are living in fear in this rural part of northwestern Tanzania because they are increasingly being targeted by witch hunts -- literally.

This East African country is grappling with an upswing in vigilante justice as villagers attack women they believe are witches responsible for the murders of albinos, whose white skin some believe possess magical powers.