Eyewitness - Africa
Find out more about our work in Africa.
Democratic Republic of Congo: a melting pot of conflict
Once a peaceful lakeside town, the town of Bweremana has become a dumping ground for rebels and soldiers. We are working with the community to fight for their rights.
Locals left hungry
Farming pioneers: making every drop count
When water is scarce, you have to make every drop count. That's why many communities in Africa are turning to conservation farming.
A welcome water supply for Malawi farmers
Malawi farmers rely on rainfall to grow crops to feed their families. With increasingly erratic rain, we have worked with local families to build an irrigation system, providing a more secure supply of water.
Access to water
A new voice for women in Ethiopia
Adi Duba is a widow and a mother of five. Living as a single widow is tough in Ethiopia, but after receiving livestock from our partner, she has gained respect in her community and can speak up for herself and for women's rights.
Sustainable solutions for Malawi rice farmers
Through savings and loans schemes, farmers like Nellie are being given the opportunity to make a secure income.
DRC: home for Christmas at last
Conflict forced Benita Maombi from her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo but now, 18 years later, she has returned to her village. Our partner, BOAD, is supporting her community to re-establish their livelihoods.
Ethiopia: from relief to resilience
Life is a struggle for mother of two, Aster Bariso, 20. After a disastrous harvest in 2011, emergency food packages provided by our partner were vital to keep the most vulnerable members of her family alive.
Safer farming practices in Ghana
Organic farming methods are increasingly ending poor farmers' reliance on dangerous chemical pesticides, improving their health and their livelihoods.
Ghana: Where there’s food, there’s hope
How a school feeding programme is providing hope to the children of Gbanyamni Primary School in Ghana, but needs tax justice to feed more hungry children it has yet to reach.
Kenya: happy, healthy and living with HIV
Alice Awino no longer views being HIV-positive as a death sentence. She has access to free antiretroviral drugs and a healthy diet, and is able to provide for her six children.
Can't you see I'm strong?
Hopes and wishes for South Sudan
The people of Murle county, South Sudan, have been devastated by violence and are 'facing starvation'. A Christian Aid partner gives an eyewitness report of the situation.
Zimbabwe: Election 2013
Christian Aid partner Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), which monitors human rights violations and politically motivated breaches of the peace, is raided by police ahead of general elections.
Appeal for solidarity
Kenyan elections approach
Kenya's 2007 presidential election was followed by a period of violence. As new elections approach on 4 March, Christian Aid partners are monitoring the situation in potential hotspots.
Training provides food for the future
Samuel Gatare, guardian to eight children, reflects on life. Having started with a plot of land too small to provide enough food, with help from Christian Aid partner Barakabaho, he now has a two-hectare farm full of fresh produce.
Enough food for all
Ethiopian couple find love through partner group
Matchmaking Muslim cleric Hadji Abdela Hassen introduced Leila and Nasir at a Christian Aid partner support group in Ethiopia. They fell in love and went on to get married.
Discover the pair's story
Ethiopian self-help group means food for all
Mariama Said reflects on her family's life before joining a self-help group set up by Christian Aid partner, the Women Support Association in southern Ethiopia.
Read Mariama's inspiring story
Zimbabwe I-stories: 20 months on
Young Zimbabweans move towards peaceful political involvement.
Refugees and HIV
Escaping the civil war in Sudan made thousands vulnerable.
Ghanaian Christian Aid partner wins award
Christian Aid partner, SEND-Ghana, has been awarded the 2010 ONE Africa Award to recognise their remarkable work in advancing the Millennium Development Goals.
Christian Aid welcomes a BBC apology to Band Aid Trust
Christian Aid welcomes a BBC apology for broadcasting claims that much of the famine relief sent to Ethiopia in 1985 was diverted to rebel forces.
BBC apology in detail
Mourning the death of Angolan partner
Christian Aid mourns the death of Friar João Domingos, former head of Christian Aid partner Institute of Religious Sciences of Angola (ICRA).
Using music and cartoons to fight malaria and HIV
How music and animation is helping to save people's lives in the fight against malaria.
Young Zimbabweans bravely share their experiences in a move to promote peaceful political engagement in deeply scarred communities.
Our response to claims about diverted aid in Ethiopia
Christian Aid responds to the recent claims that aid funds were misused in the 1984 famine relief effort.
Solar energy in Malawi
A solar-driven water project is helping people in central Malawi.
Water security in Ethiopia
A water sanitation project has brought clean water and greater security to the women of Ethiopia.
Water security in Ethiopia
Climate change in Tanzania
Erratic weather patterns are taking their toll on farmers in Tanzania. See how our partners are helping them to adapt.
Climate change in Tanzania