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Burundi’s former president Pierre Nkurunziza: he refused to step down after two terms. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Burundians responsible for serious human rights violations continue to enjoy impunity despite the death of the previous president, according to a Unit(...)

 Family members wearing  PPE suits carry the remains of an elderly  relative who died from  Covid-19  at a graveyard in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph:  EPA/Kim Ludbrook

Confirmed coronavirus cases on the African continent are expected to hit one million this week, with experts raising concerns about the lack of testin(...)

 EU Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan: weighing up  whether to run to be the next head of the World Trade Organisation.

The position of Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan is increasingly awkward in Brussels as he weighs whether to run to be the next head of the World (...)

A teacher measures the temperature of a pupil before school starts in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Christiaan Kotze / AFP via Getty

Africa topped 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, less than three weeks after the continent passed the 100,000 mark, on May 22nd. South(...)

Pierre Nkurunziza: Planned to remain active in politics as “Supreme Guide of Patriotism”. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

President Pierre Nkurunziza, a fitness enthusiast who increasingly relied on religion and repression to rule the impoverished and unstable central Af(...)

Evariste Ndayishimiye, Burundi’s victorious presidential candidate. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Burundi’s ruling party candidate, retired general Evariste Ndayishimiye, has won the presidential election with 69 per cent of votes cast, the elector(...)

Burundians wait in a queue to vote during the presidential and general elections in Ngozi, northern Burundi. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Burundians voted on Wednesday in their first competitive presidential election since a civil war erupted in 1993, with the election commission calling(...)

Women sit along the street in downtown Bujumbura, Burundi. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Burundi has expelled officials and experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) ahead of next Wednesday’s presidential elections, which will go ah(...)

Yoga teacher Siri Ajeet Dipuo Banda (left) and her family walk  outside her family house in the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

One-third of African countries have managed to successfully contain the coronavirus, while another third have widespread community transmission, accor(...)

Orthodox Christians pray outside the closed Medhane Alem Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as the government warned the population to avoid large gatherings to curb the spread of the  coronavirus. Photograph:  Michael Tewelde/AFP/ Getty Images)

Ethiopia has postponed August elections due to the coronavirus pandemic but Burundi says it will go ahead with a vote scheduled for May 20th. The upc(...)

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