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Protest against President Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic. Photograph: MIchael Dantas/AFP via Getty Images

In a week which saw Brazil set a new record for daily infections of Covid-19, the country’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, stepped up his campai(...)

 Mali transitional president Bah N’Daw was still in detention on Tuesday. File photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Soldiers in Mali have seized control of the west African country at the heart of the fight against jihadism in the Sahel in the second coup in less th(...)

Soldiers carry the coffin of the  Chadian president Idriss Déby during his state funeral in N’Djamena on Friday. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

By the time Chad’s electoral commission had declared President Idriss Déby Itno the winner of his sixth term, the former general was already dead or d(...)

Isreal Ibeanu, who came to Ireland as a child from Nigeria and is now an FAI referee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The first time Isreal Ibeanu refereed a soccer match, he felt respected in a way he had never experienced before. It was a local team, and the players(...)

 Violence has escalated since rebel groups that control two-thirds of the mineral-rich country launched an offensive in the run-up to December 27th presidential elections. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP via Getty Images

Central African Republic (CAR) troops backed by Russian paramilitaries and Rwandan troops have killed 44 rebels who were part of a plot to mount an as(...)

Schoolboys sit together at the Government House with other students from the Government Science Secondary School, in Kankara, Katsina State, Nigeria, after being released. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

More than 300 schoolboys have been released after being kidnapped and held for days by armed bandits in a forest in northwest Nigeria, the Nigerian go(...)

Berlin’s Central Station: The German authorities went to purchase 10 million face masks online from a legitimate company in Spain, but scammers had cloned the company’s website. Photograph: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/ Bloomberg

A Roscommon businessman who served as the unwitting middleman for an international €15 million face mask scam is unlikely to face criminal charges. T(...)

Nave Andromeda: The Greek company that owns the vessel says stowaways boarded the tanker in Lagos. Photograph:  Ben Stansall

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to hijack the oil tanker that was seized by members of the elite Special Boat Service (SBS) of(...)

A patrol car of the Lagos state security drives through Nigerian protesters demonstrating in the streets of Alausa Ikeja after the authorities declared an open-ended lockdown in Lagos. Photograph: Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP via Getty

“Don’t run! Sit down!” yelled the young woman on the stage at the hundreds of impassioned protesters in front of her. “Hold your flag? . . . Nobody wi(...)

Protesters chant and sing solidarity songs as they barricade an expressway to protest against police brutality, at Magboro, Ogun state, Nigeria. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in his country, as authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital La(...)

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