US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

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Nigerian ambassador Dr Bolere Ketebu and South African ambassador Ahlangene Sigcay at the launch of the Irish Aid 2014 Annual report, in Iveagh House. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Ambassador Geraldine Byrne-Nason (in purple, front row) with Senator Helene Conway-Mouret (on her left) and guest of honour Marie-Christine Saragosse (to her right). Photograph: Lara Marlowe

When Ambassador Geraldine Byrne-Nason arrived in Paris last year, she and her Swedish counterpart started an informal network of nearly 20 women ambas(...)

People speaking on the phone in Nairoi. Many talk about how African countries are “leapfrogging” economic growth stages with the adoption of cellular and internet technologies. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP/GettyImages

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 Rashid Charles Mberesero stands in the dock with Osman Abdi Dakane, Sahal Diriye Hussein, Hassan Aden Hassan, Mohamed Abdi Abikar at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

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People demonstrate against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for the 3rd term in Nyakabiga neighbourhood in Bujumbura. Photograph: Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images

Seventeen security officials, including five generals, accused over the attempted coup of Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza, have appeared before a (...)