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A woman wears a face mask on a  busy shopping street in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday amid rising concern in Africa over the spread of coronavirus. Photograph:  Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

African countries are shutting down travel from Europe in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, as the disease has become increasingly associa(...)

Alpha Condé arrives at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  during a recent session of the Assembly of the African Heads of States. Photograph:  Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, Guinea’s citizens will vote for a new constitution which could see the country’s first democratically-elected president cement his power an(...)

 A man chases away a swarm of desert locusts in the bush near Enziu, Kitui County, Kenya, January 24th 2020. Photograph: Dai Kirokawa/EPA

The worst desert-locust infestation in Kenya in 70 years is threatening to spread further into East Africa, jeopardising food security. Swarms of the(...)

Akwero Beatrice, her sister Alaker and their children have been forced to leave their home, which is waist-deep in water. They are moving to a relative’s house but do not know how they will survive long term. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It’s been five days since water came rushing into her home in Elegu, northern Uganda, and Akwero Beatrice was forced to leave. On Wednesday, she wade(...)

Somali boys wade through rainfall flood waters in Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar

East African countries are calling for help dealing with flooding that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and caused massive amounts of dam(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending a 20-year conflict between his country and neighbouri(...)

Afar girls displaying the braided hair styles popular among the women. Photograph: James Jeffrey

My three-wheel Bajaj taxi, powered by what sounded like a lawn mower engine, had somehow managed to bounce along the undulating dirt track through the(...)

The new Chinese-built electric locomotives and train line from Addis Ababa to Djibouti. Photograph: Paul Schemm/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Ethiopian platform guards in smart red waistcoats and hats stand rigidly to attention along the platform edge as the 8am train to Djibouti begins (...)

Campaign posters from different political groups ahead of New Caledonia’s independence referendum, in Noumea. Photograph: Theo Rouby/AFP/Getty Images

The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia voted against independence from France on Sunday in a long-awaited referendum that capped a 30-year-lon(...)

The report takes into account trading regulations, property rights, contract enforcement, investment laws and the availability of credit

New Zealand is the easiest country in which to do business, according to the latest World Bank report, which ranks 190 economies, taking into account (...)

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