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On Thursday, the people of Uganda will cast their ballots in that country’s 2021 presidential election. The incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni, is a(...)

People queue up outside the main post office on Mohamed Bouazizi Square, its facade showing a picture of Bouazizi, in the centre of the town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia in October. The spark that set off the Arab Spring was the tragic suicide of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi, who, having long been cheated and humiliated by state officials, set himself on fire. Photograph: Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images

‘Al-Sha’b Yurid Isqat al-Nizam.” “The people demand the overthrow of the regime.” This battle cry of rebellion in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syr(...)

Tunisians  gather at Mohamed Bouazizi Square in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17th 2020, during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Bouazizi’s self-immolation which triggered a wave of protests across the North African country. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

When a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight a decade ago to protest over the confiscation of his handcart and fruit by police, he never imagined (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI: Morocco established a low-level office in Tel Aviv once peace talks began between Palestinians and Israelis. It closed in 2002 during the second Palestinian uprising.  Photograph: Debbie Hill and Laudes Martial Mbon

Morocco has defended its decision to normalise ties with Israel, saying the kingdom’s bilateral relations with Israel were “already normal” before the(...)

Insofar as Clare Sheridan was Irish, as she always claimed, it was in part thanks to her lack of formal education. Born in London in 1885, she spent c(...)

At ClassicsNow festival, audiences are invited to explore the  arts and ideas of ancient Greece and Rome.

Ranging from Irish theatre and dance to language, literature and myth, the first ClassicsNow programme begins on Friday, November 13th. In a new weeke(...)

French police block  access to the Notre Dame de l’Assomption basilica in Nice after   Brahim Aouissaoui killed  three people at the church. Photograph:  Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

The Tunisian who killed three in an attack at a church in Nice, France, has been condemned by Arab and Muslim leaders, who argue he does not represent(...)

Saly Portudal beach, south of Dakar. Migrant arrivals in the Canary Islands from West Africa have more than quadrupled this year compared with the same period in 2019, according to the International Organization for Migration. Photograph: Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

At least 140 Europe-bound migrants drowned off the coast of Senegal when their boat caught fire and capsized, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded(...)

Policemen observe a minute’s   silence at  Bordeaux city hall in homage to history teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded. Photograph:   Philippe Lopez/AFP

France began a crackdown against alleged Islamic radicals on Monday, three days after a school teacher was beheaded for having shown cartoons of the P(...)

 An ice cream seller walks through Gandhi Square in  Johannesburg. While  South Africa has been hard hit,  the continent is doing much better than many expected.  Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Early in the spring, as Covid-19 swept across Europe and the United States and pushed some of the world’s most advanced health systems to the brink of(...)

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