News stories from Africa

15 April 2014

Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The Red Cross launches emergency operations in countries not yet affected by the Ebola outbreak
Volunteers on the front lines in Uganda refugee camps
15 April 2014

Volunteers on the front lines in Uganda refugee camps

With 700 South Sudanese crossing into Uganda daily, Red Cross volunteers are kept busy.
1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard
14 April 2014

1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard

A Red Cross employee recalls his time in Rwanda 20 years ago
Building resilience in South Sudan: a female farmer’s success story
10 April 2014

Building resilience in South Sudan: a female farmer’s success story

Canadian Red Cross teaches farmers improved agricultural techniques
Food rations save lives in Namibia
10 April 2014

Food rations save lives in Namibia

The Red Cross uses cash transfers and food rations to support drought affected farmers
Ethiopia: Red Cross trains South Sudanese refugees
8 April 2014

Ethiopia: Red Cross trains South Sudanese refugees

Engaging refugees to reduce the risk of disease outbreak
Joy as a refugee family is reunited in Uganda
7 April 2014

Joy as a refugee family is reunited in Uganda

Using mobile technology to reconnect families separated by violence
20 years of transformation for individuals, communities and the country
5 April 2014

20 years of transformation for individuals, communities and the country

Rwandans look to the future but remember the past
Picking up the pieces: one man’s hopes for his family
2 April 2014

Picking up the pieces: one man’s hopes for his family

A refugee from South Sudan looks to establish a co-op with other refugees in Uganda
Battling fear and stigma over Ebola in West Africa
1 April 2014

Battling fear and stigma over Ebola in West Africa

Red Cross volunteers help stem panic in communities.
Trading sexual favours for food and school fees in Zimbabwe
28 March 2014

Trading sexual favours for food and school fees in Zimbabwe

The lengths people are going to, to keep themselves fed during lean times.
Support ramps up in South Africa as TB awareness month draws to a close
28 March 2014

Support ramps up in South Africa as TB awareness month draws to a close

Helping to reduce the stigma of being diagnosed with TB.
The new normal in South Sudan
28 March 2014

The new normal in South Sudan

Adjusting to life in the midst of ongoing violence
Alone and fleeing violence in South Sudan: The difficult journey being made by young children
27 March 2014

Alone and fleeing violence in South Sudan: The difficult journey being made by young children

The Uganda Red Cross steps up to help children separated from their families.
Red Cross responds to Ebola outbreak in Guinea
25 March 2014

Red Cross responds to Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Ebola is a highly infectious virus with no cure or vaccine
Residents flee as heavy rains hit South Africa
25 March 2014

Residents flee as heavy rains hit South Africa

The South Africa Red Cross Society supports thousands left homeless from flooding
Life as an internally displaced person in the Central African Republic
24 March 2014

Life as an internally displaced person in the Central African Republic

Thousands of families now live in precarious surroundings, struggling to survive.
Communities battling tuberculosis, HIV and isolation in Uganda
24 March 2014

Communities battling tuberculosis, HIV and isolation in Uganda

The Uganda Red Cross Society has developed programmes which support ongoing treatment for TB and HIV.
Concerns in Namibia as cholera outbreak reaches nation’s capital
21 March 2014

Concerns in Namibia as cholera outbreak reaches nation’s capital

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated.
Paying tribute to a valiant Red Cross volunteer
15 March 2014

Paying tribute to a valiant Red Cross volunteer

Patrick Matede was shot to death, a victim of the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic

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