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A family of vendors pose for a photo before sleeping next to their items to be sold at Nakasero Market in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 infection rates are rapidly increasing in Africa, with many countries reporting a previously unseen spread of the disease. “The speed and sc(...)

Young boys listen to a radio broadcasting the verdict in the ruling against Dominic Ongwen, a former LRA commander, in his home village of Coorom, northern Uganda. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

There was almost total silence as a single radio set broadcast 61 guilty verdicts of war crimes and crimes against humanity to Dominic Ongwen’s family(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled the Tigray conflict at a village next to Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty

Nearly three months into the conflict in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, aid agencies are appealing for more access and international funding to help milli(...)

A government-organised coronavirus task force meeting in Gulu, northern Uganda. Photograph: Sally Hayden

For most of 2020, Santos Okot Lapolo, the chairman of the coronavirus taskforce in Gulu, northern Uganda, presided over weekly meetings under a mango (...)

Felix Lutalo stands outside his music store in the bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, holding a Westlife compilation he’s selling. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

From his small music store in the main bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, Felix Lutalo has provided the soundtrack to 27 years of his region’s life. I(...)

A team in protective gear carry out the burial of a coronavirus victim in Gulu, northern Uganda. Photograph: Sally Hayden

The funeral started like any other. Plastic chairs were spaced out under marquees. Steam rose as women cooked big vats of food on charcoal fires besid(...)

Burundi’s former president Pierre Nkurunziza: he refused to step down after two terms. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Burundians responsible for serious human rights violations continue to enjoy impunity despite the death of the previous president, according to a Unit(...)

 A procession on the eve of the Ethiopian new year, in the city of Mekele.  Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras / AFP

Ethiopians and Eritreans celebrated New Year’s Day on Friday, marking the beginning of the year 2013 in their calendar. In Amharic, Ethiopia’s nation(...)

 Congolese Nobel Peace prize winner Denis Mukwege. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty

Congolese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned gynaecologist Denis Mukwege has been put under United Nations protection, as threats to his life esc(...)

A polling station is seen during Tigray’s regional election, in the town of Tikul. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region held elections on Wednesday, in a move that has alarmed the central government, who are worried about growing ethnic(...)

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