First U.N. special envoy for Somali refugees amid 'asylum fatigue'
Hunger is worsening in Somalia due to poor rains, with five million people now short of food, the U.N. said.
EXCLUSIVE - India cracks down on illegal mica mines after expose reveals child deaths
A three-month investigation in the mica-producing state of Jharkhand found that a flourishing black market resulted in at least seven children being killed
Liberia passes law to create seats in parliament for women
Liberia ranks 40th out of 54 African countries for the number of women in parliament, and 149th out of 191 worldwide, U.N. Women said
UN appoints first expert to protect LGBT people from violence, discrimination
"This critical mandate will bring much-needed attention to human rights violations against LGBT people in all regions of the world"
FEATURE-Senegal's dancing grandmothers lead charge for health over tradition
Grandmothers are using their influence to promote modern medicine and health care, and discuss issues from family planning and malnutrition to maternal mortality
Mauritania intensifies crackdown on anti-slavery activists, says campaigner
Slavery is a historical practice in Mauritania, which became the last country worldwide to legally abolish it in 1981
Indonesian slum dwellers challenge eviction law in landmark case
Decades-old law has been used to forcibly remove thousands of families
"Press 1 for child labour": Garment workers use cellphones to report abuses
The idea is to give big brands early warning of problems at the furthest ends of their supply chains