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 Faithful gather at  Pope Francis’s prayers for workers at the Mahatazana workyard in Akamasoa, Madagascar. Photograph: Luca Zennaro

Pope Francis, on a visit to Madagascar, on Sunday condemned what he said was its clan culture of privilege and corruption that allows a very few to li(...)

Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique on Wednesday, and will then travel to Madagascar and Mauritius. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has been urged to address human rights issues on a three-nation visit to Africa that began on Wednesday in Mozambique. The pope is also (...)

A youth  sells firewood in Mabvuku, Harare, Zimbabwe, as power cuts continue. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli

Millions of people in Zimbabwe are on the verge of “starvation”, according to the United Nations, which is seeking $331.5 million (€295 million) in ai(...)

A house in Clapham, south London, into whose back garden the body of a suspected stowaway fell from a plane. Photograph: Peter Nicholls

There are calls for fresh scrutiny of aviation security as efforts continue to identify a man whose frozen body fell into a garden in London from the (...)

An LGBT activist attends a court hearing in the Milimani high court in Nairobi, Kenya in February. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down. The ruling is a m(...)

The child told gardaí that her father raped her on ten occasions in between taking one pregnancy test and another and would rape her in the house “any time he had a chance.”

A man who began raping his daughter when she was nine and later claimed she had initiated the sex has been jailed for 11 years. The man, who cannot b(...)

A woman shades her head from the heat of the sun during food distribution in Mogadishu’s Shingani district in Somalia. Photograph: Abdirazak Hussein Farah/AFP/Getty Images

Climate-change-related drought in Somalia could put 2.2 million people at risk of starvation this year, according to the United Nations. Justin Brady(...)

Photograph: Loren Elliott/Reuters

Chevron abandoned its takeover bid for Anadarko on Thursday, outmanoeuvred by Occidental Petroleum’s higher, $38 billion offer that included more than(...)

An elderly women this week walks past a house damaged by Cyclone Kenneth when it struck Ibo island, north of Pemba city,  in Mozambique. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in Marc(...)

 People push a car on a flooded road in Metuge, Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique on Sunday after the area was hit by Cyclone Kenneth. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Torrential rain battered northern Mozambique on Tuesday, grounding aid flights and further swamping a region where a second cyclone in six weeks has k(...)

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