Ivory Coast

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Leo Varadkar: those managing the Taoiseach’s image are engaging in clumsy attempted manipulation – without much success. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The spinmeisters are killing Leo Varadkar. He is being moulded into someone’s idea of a cool Taoiseach, but his appeal was never about being cool. In(...)

Black smoke rises as the capital of Burkina Faso comes under multiple attacks. Photograph: Ahmed Ouoba/AFP/Getty Images

Armed assailants attacked several targets in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday, including the army headquarters and the French embassy, in a co-ordinat(...)

Exhausted migrants in the waiting hall of the train station in Bardonecchia, Italy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The agreement that dictates which EU country is responsible for asylum applications is not being implemented effectively and is failing to help famili(...)

Philip Taylor, son of former African warlord Charles Taylor:  considers himself to be clan chief, charged with clearing the family name. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Philip Taylor is losing patience with the chickens. They peck at his feet, flapping their wings and clucking furiously. “I’m gonna freakin’ . . .” he (...)

George Weah at home on Rehab Road, Paynesville suburb, Monrovia. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

There’s a kerfuffle in the court of King George. Ex-soccer star George Weah, who is leading the race to become Liberia’s next president, has just issu(...)

Liberian election: George Weah and Jewel Haward-Taylor wave to supporters. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It’s a big day in Todee, a village deep in the bush of Montserrado County, in Liberia. Locals have packed into its hall to hear the renowned footballe(...)

Germany’s Dax traded lower on Monday after German chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term but saw her party weakened by a surge in support for the far-right. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European shares rose on Monday after the euro weakened following the increase in support for the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in (...)

US president Donald Trump looks to his VIP section during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Roy Dabner/EPA

A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocal(...)

Medical agents remove a  body at the Aziz Istanbul restaurant after an overnight raid in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Monday. Photograph:  Bonaventure Pare/Reuters

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital overnight, but secu(...)

Ivorian soldiers and gendarmes patrol at Ivory Coast’s army headquarters, the Gallieni military camp, in Abidjan.  Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast shot three people on Saturday and cut off access to the second-largest city, Bouake, as a revolt escalated over deman(...)

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