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Teija Avila from Finland

  Teija Avila (Finland) “I almost died. The last 10km were the worst. It was my first marathon and I made a classic mistake of going too fast (...)

 Runners taking part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon in Dublin’s city centre on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The centre of Dublin was full of walking wounded by lunchtime on Sunday, but, as the thousands limped and grimaced and even struggled to bend down to (...)

Illegal migrants in the Ganzour shelter in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The UNHCR has updated its policy to say Libya is no longer a safe country to return people to. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/Getty Images

A Somali man set himself on fire in a Libyan detention centre on Wednesday, according to fellow detainees and the International Organisation for Migr(...)

Ethiopia’s newly appointed ministers take their oath of office in   the parliament in  Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ethiopia’s prime minister created a new Ministry of Peace and handed half the posts in his cabinet to women in a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday(...)

Yves Tumor has shown a gift for world-building experimental productions that could go on to influence others.

New artist of the week: Yves Tumor Plus songs you have to hear from Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Claire Laffu What: Eclectic experimental producer Where: T(...)

Hermon Tsegay: “I’m less naive about how the world works.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Hermon Tsegay’s family moved to Eritrea in the late 1990s, the teenager hoped to avoid being drafted into the nation’s military service. However,(...)

A horse rears in the street as major crowds gather to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front  in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Photograph: Mulugeta Ayene/AP Photo

Overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, resulted in the deaths of several people and caused hundreds to fl(...)

At the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. Photograph: Fionn McCann

Ever been kissed by a giraffe? Well, I took the bit between my teeth so to speak at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, one of the city’s premier tourist d(...)

Illegal migrants sit inside the Ganzour shelter after being transferred from  the airport road due to fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a week ago. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, hundreds of refugees and migrants in Tripoli’s Abu Salim detention centre felt a glimmer of hope. After months of waiting to be recognised(...)

 File image of Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed in July 2018. File photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea reopened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday, cementing a stunning re(...)

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