Guinea-Bissau

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Édouard Mendy will start for Chelsea in the Champions League final against Manchester City on Saturday. Photo: Clive Rose/PA Wire

Édouard Mendy was on the verge of giving up his dream six years ago. After 12 months without a club, he was close to falling through the cracks. His c(...)

Medical staff prepare to start administering drugs to a Covid-19 patient inside a field hospital in Machakos, Kenya. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

#CoronaBillionaires has been trending on Twitter in Kenya, as citizens complain about what many see as a select number of well-connected companies pro(...)

The West Point neighbourhood in the Liberian capital Monrovia, which residents have had to leave because of rising sea levels. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP via Getty Images

Donations by wealthy countries under international commitments to mobilise $100 billion a year to support states most vulnerable to climate disruption(...)

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 (...)

Erickson da Silva (26), aka MC Rey, in his room in Bissau. “We’re in a country where the leaders are out for themselves,” he says. “But we’re looking out for each other.” Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For many young men in Mindará, a favela in the heart of Bissau, life revolves round a yellow “Bwinners” machine used to place football bets. They gath(...)

Residents of the impoverished Bairro da Jamaica stage a protest in front of City Hall. Photograph:  Corbis via Getty Images

From time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica, craning their necks for a peek at the neighbourhood that’s been in th(...)

Protesters face military outside ECOWAS HQ in demonstration against sanctions. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For a country known as Africa’s first narco state, Guinea Bissau is a pretty sleepy place. Even the vultures picking at indeterminate carrion just a c(...)

Zika carrying mosquito: the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the figure of potential risk for the birth defect microcephaly following Zika infection at anywhere between 1 per cent and 13 per cent. Photograph: Felipe Dana, AP Photo

Three cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Guinea Bissau in West Africa. The UN health agency said it and national authorities are investi(...)

Irish and Romanian soccer fans in Versailles ahead of Euro 2016. File photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an emergency number for Irish fans attending Euro 2016 in France. The number is +33144176780 and has go(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel is under growing domestic pressure to drive down asylum seeker numbers. Photoghraph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany has sent angry letters to Pakistan as well as north and west African countries, accusing them of refusing to take back failed asylum applicant(...)

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