Gulu

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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(...)

A soldier stands next to supporters of the CNSP celebrating during a gathering at the start of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali. Photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Mali’s new military rulers have been given a deadline of September 15th to appoint a civilian president who can lead a transition period, following la(...)

Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda: accused of being “the founder, leader, sponsor and member of violent, armed, extremist terror outfits”. Photograph: E Schneider/Voices-Unabridged/EPA

He was lauded as a hero internationally for rescuing more than 1,200 people during a genocide, his story told in the Academy Award-nominated film Hote(...)

 Migrants among the 350  on board the Sea-Watch 4 civil sea rescue ship, that is waiting for permission to run into a port, on sea between Malta and Italy.  Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty Images

Nearly 100 minors and several pregnant women are among hundreds of refugees and migrants asking to be allowed to dock in Europe, after they were rescu(...)

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