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UK government says the new plan will deter people from making the risky journey across the English Channel and clamp down on human-trafficking. Photograph: Eugene Uwimana/EPA

Two weeks ago, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced a plan to send tens of thousands of asylum seekers on a one-way ticket from Britain to Rwanda(...)

 British home secretary Priti Patel  and Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta   after signing a    migration  deal   in Kigali, Rwanda, on Thursday. Photograph: Eugene Uwimana/EPA

The UK’s proposal to send some asylum-seekers to Rwanda is “unacceptable” and a breach of international law, the UN’s refugee agency said on Friday. (...)

Paul Rusesabagina at the Supreme Court, in Kigali, where he is facing terrorism charges. Photograph: Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP via Getty

At their home in a quiet Brussels suburb Paul Rusesabagina’s wife Tatiana and his youngest daughter Carine hover around a laptop waiting for a call to(...)

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(...)

Paul Rusesabagina (centre) with his former lawyers at a pre-trial hearing in Kigali, Rwanda, on September 14th, 2020. Photograph: Cyril Ndegeya/The New York Times

Paul Rusesabagina, a prominent dissident who was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie Hotel Rwanda, is being denied food and medicine in a prison in(...)

A family who fled Syria  in Vejle, Denmark. Denmark has declared the area around the Syrian capital, Damascus, safe for refugees to return to. Photograph:  Tom Little/AFP via Getty Images

The Danish parliament approved a law on Thursday that will allow Denmark to process asylum seekers outside Europe, in a move that has drawn anger from(...)

Residents flee Goma, DRC  days in the aftrmath of  Mount Nyiragongo’s eruption.   A new eruption could occur at any moment, according to the region’s  military governor.    Photograph: Moses Sawasawa/AP

About 400,000 people have fled the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, following the eruption of a nearby volcano and amid fea(...)

Paul Rusesabagina (centre) attends court with his coaccused at the start of his trial at the supreme court in Kigali, Rwanda  on Wednesday. Photograph: Eugene Uwimana/EPA

A businessman portrayed as a hero in the Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda went on trial on terrorism charges in Kigali on Wednesday. Paul Rusesabagi(...)

Paul Rusesabagina  in Washington, DC, in January, 2016. Photograph: Marvin Joseph/Washington Post via Getty Images

He was lauded as a hero during the grim days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, credited with saving the lives of more than 1,200 people he sheltered at hi(...)

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(...)

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