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Recurring issue: a newspaper in Kampala carries a report on Eritrean footballers who disappeared from a hotel they were staying in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations in 2012. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty

Five members of Eritrea’s under-20s football team have disappeared in Uganda, making them the latest of dozens of football players who have used tourn(...)

People gather at the scene of an attack on an Italian military convoy in Mogadishu on Tuesday. Photograph: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA

Dozens of civilians have been killed or injured by US army air strikes in Somalia, after being wrongly targeted as “al-Shabaab terrorists”, according (...)

The first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya at the Kigali international airport in  Rwanda. Photograph: Minema/AFP

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union(...)

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine is challengeing  long-standing president Yoweri Museveni’s power  in a byelection. Photograph: Biko Macoins/AFP/Getty

Ugandans went to the polls in the country’s west on Thursday in a byelection which saw popstar-turned-opposition politician Bobi Wine go head to head (...)

Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana. A presidential election will take place in Ghana next year. Photograph:  Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana’s government says it has halted a coup attempt, arresting three suspects, though analysts and citizens have expressed doubt at how serious the i(...)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Irish embassy in Kampala

There are significant opportunities for Irish companies in Uganda, the country’s minister for trade Amelia Kyambadde has said on a visit to Ireland. (...)

Soldiers close to offices of humanitarian group, Action Against Hunger in Maiduguri, Nigeria, September 19th. Photograph: Audu Marte/ AFP/Getty

The Nigerian military has forced international non-governmental organisation Action Against Hunger to stop providing aid in northeast Nigeria, accusin(...)

A Nigerian boy in a transit centre in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, shortly after he was released from military detention in 2017. His father remains locked up in Giwa Barracks. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Children are being doubly victimised in northeast Nigeria’s decade-long insurgency, according to a rights group, as they’re vulnerable to abduction by(...)

A migrant detention centre in Tripoli, Libya, in 2015.  Refugees and migrants who spoke to The Irish Times by phone were apprehensive about a move to Rwanda. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Hundreds of refugees in Libya are expected to be moved to Rwanda in the coming weeks, under a new deal partly funded by the European Union. “This is (...)

A Cameroonian policeman and a gendarme at a polling station in southwestern Cameroon, during last October’s presidential election. Insurgents have been fighting the West African country’s francophone government in a bid to carve out an independent state they hope will be named Ambazonia. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of children in Cameroon’s English language-speaking region are staying out of school this week, after separatists called for a b(...)

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