Residents in Antanarivo, Madagascar, are given bottles of an untested herbal mixture said to prevent and cure Covid-19. Photograph: Alexander Joe

Madagascar’s “cure” for coronavirus is now being distributed across Africa, despite the World Health Organisation repeatedly saying there is no proof (...)

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(...)

Gambia’s president Adama Barrow addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York in Spetmeber 2018.Photograph: File/ Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Protesters in The Gambia have been charged with treason after they were arrested calling for president Adama Barrow to step down after an agreed three(...)

Evangelical pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo said the past few days had been “sobering”. Photograph: YouTube/PastorBiodun TV

Nigerian activists are calling for women to speak out about sexual harassment and abuse by religious figures, after a famous evangelical Nigerian past(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya, where progress is ‘taking longer than originally forecast’. Photograph: Getty Images

Tullow Oil has pushed back the date it expects to extract oil from a key asset in Kenya as a result of delays to land acquisition and environmental im(...)

Glencore   bought Caracal Energy for €1.4 billion in 2014 as part of a plan to grow its African oil business and secure barrels for its muscular trading arm. Photograph: LightRocket via Getty Images

Glencore has hoisted the “for sale” sign over the Chad-focused oil business it acquired five years ago as the miner and commodity trader looks to bols(...)

Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, delivers a statement at Moncloa Presidential Palace in Madrid, Spain, January 26th. Photograph: Victor Lerena/EPA

The European Union stepped up pressure on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, signaling it will recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido if elections (...)

 Cameroonian president Paul Biya and his wife, Chantal Biya, listen to speeches in honour of his reign during a September election rally at the Maroua Stadium, in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Photograph: Alexis Huguet/AFP/Getty Images

President Paul Biya has been declared the winner of Cameroon’s disputed elections two weeks after a vote marred by violence, boycotts and unrest, exte(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Relatives of victims of the regime of former president Yahya Jammeh demonstrate in Banjul, demanding answers on the state of the investigation on the disappearance of their loved ones.  Photograph: Claire Bargeles/AFP/Getty Images

At the end of a scenic, sandy road in The Gambia, a short walk from the British tourist-infested beaches of Banjul, hidden crimes are coming to light.(...)

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