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A photograph from on August 16th, 1983, shows Chad’s president Hissène Habré in N’Djamena. Photograph: Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images

A judge has declared Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and tortu(...)

Relatives and friends of passengers of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean comfort each other  in Cairo. Photograph: Mohamed Meteab/AFP/Getty Images

The 66 people lost aboard EgyptAir Flight MS804 included a businessman adored by his colleagues, a language and history scholar, and a mother who was (...)

Richard Osman, from Wales, was described by his younger brother Alastair as a workaholic and a very admirable person. Photograph: Centamin/PA

The Briton on the crashed Egyptian plane was a kind and loving father who had just welcomed a new baby less than a month ago. Richard Osman, from Wal(...)

An Egyptian military search boat takes part in a search operation for the EgyptAir plane. Photograph: Egyptian Military/Handout via Reuters

Egypt’s civil aviation ministry confirmed on Friday that the Egyptian military had found more wreckage and human remains believed to belong to those o(...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari  with Boko Haram escapee Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki’s   four-month-old baby   during a meeting in the   presidential villa in the country’s capital  Abuja. Photograph:   Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

The Nigerian army is moving in to Boko Haram’s final stronghold in the Sambisa forest to rescue more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls after one managed to (...)

The Egyptair in-flight service building where relatives are being held at Cairo International Airport, Egypt, Thursday. Photograph: AP

Egypt’s Aviation ministry said 30 Egyptians, 15 French, one Briton and a Belgian were among the 66 people on board an EgyptAir flight that went missin(...)

Burned cars next to homes that were spared the wildfire in the Beacon Hill neighbourhood of Fort McMurray, in northern Alberta, Canada. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Fort McMurray, or Fort Make Money as some Canadians nicknamed it during its recent boom years, was the kind of place where second chances and fat payc(...)

Rahila Amos, a Nigerian grandmother who said she was abducted by Boko Haram and forced to take classes on how to carry out a suicide bombing, in Minawao, Cameroon.  Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Hold the bomb under your armpit to keep it steady, the women and girls were taught. Sever your enemy’s head from behind, to minimise struggling. (...)

Boys hold bows and arrows in Kerawa, Cameroon. Kerawa is on the border with Nigeria and is subject to frequent Boko Haram attacks. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Adama Simila wears a knife tied to his belt by a piece of rope, his only protection against Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist insurgents who have repe(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the Vatican. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

At the end of a week marked by terrorist attacks, Pope Francis urged people not to lose “all hope and joy in life”. Making his traditional Urbi et O(...)

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