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Philip Taylor, son of former African warlord Charles Taylor:  considers himself to be clan chief, charged with clearing the family name. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Philip Taylor is losing patience with the chickens. They peck at his feet, flapping their wings and clucking furiously. “I’m gonna freakin’ . . .” he (...)

George Weah at home on Rehab Road, Paynesville suburb, Monrovia. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

There’s a kerfuffle in the court of King George. Ex-soccer star George Weah, who is leading the race to become Liberia’s next president, has just issu(...)

Liberian election: George Weah and Jewel Haward-Taylor wave to supporters. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It’s a big day in Todee, a village deep in the bush of Montserrado County, in Liberia. Locals have packed into its hall to hear the renowned footballe(...)

Germany’s Dax traded lower on Monday after German chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term but saw her party weakened by a surge in support for the far-right. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European shares rose on Monday after the euro weakened following the increase in support for the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in (...)

US president Donald Trump looks to his VIP section during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Roy Dabner/EPA

A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocal(...)

Medical agents remove a  body at the Aziz Istanbul restaurant after an overnight raid in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Monday. Photograph:  Bonaventure Pare/Reuters

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital overnight, but secu(...)

Ivorian soldiers and gendarmes patrol at Ivory Coast’s army headquarters, the Gallieni military camp, in Abidjan.  Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast shot three people on Saturday and cut off access to the second-largest city, Bouake, as a revolt escalated over deman(...)

File photograph. Output at Tullow Oil’s flagship  Jubilee field was disrupted last year as a result of technical issues on its floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Photograph: Getty Images

Tullow Oil, which has not paid a dividend since 2014, is likely to hold off on shareholder payouts for at least the next two years as it concentrates (...)

Aidan Heavey: Mr Heavey (64) will continue to receive his chief executive remuneration and benefits for six months after stepping down

Tullow Oil’s outgoing chief executive, Aidan Heavey, has said he was “confident” the exploration group had the ability to prosper as he handed over t(...)

Seán McCartan, a member of Skiability Special Olympics Club, from Carryduff, Co Antrim.

Team Ireland secured their first medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria on Tuesday. Cyril Walker (46) from Co Armagh took bronz(...)

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