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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(...)

USA’s Sihwan plays his second shot on the 18th hole during day one of the Magical Kenya Open in Nairobi. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s Sam Horsfield was pleased with his return from injury after he finished the opening round of the Magical Kenya Open a shot behind leader Ben(...)

Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty

Reports that Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, is in hospital and seriously ill from Covid-19 are circulating across a country that has refused to (...)

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(...)

The BBC’s Beijing bureau office in China. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

The BBC’s World News television channel has been officially banned from broadcasting in China, a week after the UK’s media watchdog stripped Beijing’s(...)

Refugees from the Tigray region of Ethiopia wait to be transferred to a camp with more infrastructure, on Saturday. Photograph:  Byron Smith/Getty Images

Tehesh Tesfay hoped to never again see the refugee camp that sheltered her during the famine that devastated her native Ethiopia more than three decad(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in the Tigray region receive aid  in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref State. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s army said it planned to strike the city of Mekelle with heavy artillery, warning civilians to leave or take shelter ahead of a new, dangero(...)

The UK government was this week urged to reclassify swimming pools, gyms and leisure centres as essential services vital to public health. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was Wednesday evening before I got out for my Monday morning run this week and straightaway the warning signs were not good. The gentlest quiveri(...)

German troops  in southwest Africa in   1914. Namibia was a German colony between 1884 and 1915. Photograph:  The Print Collector via Getty Images

Namibia has rejected €10 million in development aid from its former coloniser Germany, as an apology for a genocide carried out more than a century ag(...)

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