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 A photograph from February 11th, 2019, showing Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison (centre),  Australia’s defence minister Christopher Pyne and France’s defence minister Florence Parly (right) after signing a  submarine deal   in Canberra.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Hurt French pride rather than economic damage has been the most serious casualty of the week-old diplomatic crisis which began when Australia, the UK (...)

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi: His   killing has “struck a decisive blow against the command structure of Isis in the Sahel. The organisation has been decapitated,” says French defence minister Florence Parly.  Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

French forces in Africa have killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), which Sa(...)

A newspaper stall in Karachi. Pakistan could face blowback for sponsoring and hosting the Afghan Taliban if the Pakistani Taliban revive. Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

The swift Taliban victory in Afghanistan could have a profound impact on its Central Asian neighbours, the Middle East and Africa where governments ar(...)

Mali transitional president Col Assimi Goïta inspects a guard of honour after his swearing-in ceremony in Bamako, Mali, on Monday. Phptograph: Hadama Diakite/EPA

Col Assimi Goïta wore full military dress uniform when he swore on Monday to uphold the republican regime and democracy in Mali. Goïta has led two mi(...)

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, in a screengrab from a 2014 video released by the group. Photograph: Boko Haram/AFP via Getty

The death of the leader of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been confirmed by a rival extremist faction that said it carried out th(...)

Burkinabe soldiers patrol in a pick-up car in Gorom-Gorom, northern Burkina Faso, 2012. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty

As least 132 people were killed in the worst militant attack in Burkina Faso in recent years, the government said on Saturday, after armed assailants (...)

 Mali transitional president Bah N’Daw was still in detention on Tuesday. File photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Soldiers in Mali have seized control of the west African country at the heart of the fight against jihadism in the Sahel in the second coup in less th(...)

Prof Adrian Hill, who leads the Oxford University team: “What we’re hoping to do is take that 400,000 down to tens of thousands in the next five years, which would be absolutely fantastic,” he said.  Photograph:   Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images

A research team at Oxford University led by Irish vaccinologist Prof Adrian Hill has developed the most effective malaria vaccine to date. It brings t(...)

The first scientific report for a malaria vaccine was published in 1910, the first trial of a malaria vaccine took place in the 1940s, and 140 malaria vaccines have gone into clinical testing. Photograph: iStock

Researchers in Britain have developed the world’s most effective malaria vaccine, with it becoming the first to achieve the World Health Organisation-(...)

A picture from the World Food Programme (WFP) taken on March 18th shows a temporary settlement centre in Palma, Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique. Violence has resulted in widespread displacement, loss of lives and casualties, massive destruction of infrastructure and disruption of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in central and northern districts of Cabo Delgado. Photograph: Grant Lee Neuenburg/WFP/AFP via Getty Images

On March 24th 100 Islamist gunmen converged on the refugee-filled town of Palma in northern Mozambique. It was the latest bloody chapter in a three-ye(...)

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