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Migrants prepare food at a safe house in the Libyan town of Bani Walid in 2017. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

A notorious human trafficker, who absconded from custody earlier this year, has been sentenced to life without parole in absentia in Ethiopia. Kidan(...)

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(...)

Still from Incoming #35, 2014-17© Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery and carlier|gebauer

Richard Mosse reminds me of a world I had almost forgotten. After a false start and a reschedule or two, we make contact on a Friday evening. The Iris(...)

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(...)

The company said there are safeguards in place to transport animals in hot weather. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A High Court challenge has been launched against a Government decision to ban all transport of livestock to north African countries during July and Au(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (centre) meeting with US secretary of state Anthony Blinken (second left) in Cairo on Wednesday. Photograph: Egyptian presidency/EPA

It took a war in Gaza for Joe Biden to make his first phone call to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt. The US president had snubbed Sisi (...)

Spanish Guardia Civil members next to the covered body of a deceased migrant at the beach of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta last week. File photograph: Antonio Sempere/AFP/Getty

Moussa was taunted by the Maltese border guards as he and 80 migrants were disembarked: “There is no Europe for you today”. At least he was alive. The(...)

One of the two boats with a total of 415 migrants on board, in Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: ANSA/EPA

The issue of migration is back on the agenda in Europe this week after good weather saw a surge in people crossing the Mediterranean, leading to calls(...)

Fragrant shakshouka: Scoop it up with warm bread and you could be in Tripoli, Tunis or Tel Aviv.

Few things can transport me back to lazy weekend mornings in Tripoli better than a piping hot bowl of shakshuka. When I lived in the Libyan capital in(...)

Debris from a dinghy, which was supposedly carrying more than 100 migrants, floating in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday. Photograph: AP

As many as 130 people are thought to have drowned off the coast of Libya this week, after hours when European and Libyan authorities ignored calls for(...)

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