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Police officers detain a child caught drying cocoa in the sun in the village of Opouyo in Soubre, Ivory Coast, in May. Photograph: Sia Kambou/AFP via Getty Images

For Ivorian police commissioner Luc Zaka, 2021 was an especially good year. He and his team rescued more than 1,750 children from harsh work on the co(...)

Meal ticket: an edible one-day ticket for Berlin’s public transport operator BVG, designed to help commuters ‘calm down’ during the ‘stressful’ Christmas period. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Image of the week: Swallow this Kudos to Berlin’s public transport operator, BVG, for coming up with this: a one-day travel pass that, for the season(...)

A person has her vaccine administered at a drive through coronavirus vaccination site at the Swartkops Raceway in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: EPA

The Africa director at the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Matshidiso Moeti, criticised the decisions by some wealthy nations to start administeri(...)

Marburg case fatality rates have varied from 24 per cent to 88 per cent in past outbreaks depending on virus strain and case management, WHO said. Photograph: iStock

Health authorities in Guinea have confirmed one death from Marburg virus, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the World Health Or(...)

Mali transitional president Col Assimi Goïta inspects a guard of honour after his swearing-in ceremony in Bamako, Mali, on Monday. Phptograph: Hadama Diakite/EPA

Col Assimi Goïta wore full military dress uniform when he swore on Monday to uphold the republican regime and democracy in Mali. Goïta has led two mi(...)

Sergio Agüero will miss Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Saturday. Photograph:  Tim Keeton/PA Wire

Saturday PREMIER LEAGUE Newcastle (17) v West Ham (4), 12.30 – Live on Sky Sports Newcastle strikers Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin are fit to(...)

Vincent Fahy, 1928-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou with his French counterpart,  Emmanuel Macron, in Paris in 2019. Photograph: Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images

Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou has been awarded the $5 million (€4.2 million) Ibrahim African leadership prize in recognition of what the judgin(...)

Supporters of Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara celebrate his re-election in Abidjan on Tuesday. Photograph: Leo Correa/AP

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has been re-elected to a third term in the world’s largest cocoa producer, claiming a landslide 94.27 per cent(...)

 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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