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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(...)

A mother stands with her baby outside the maternity ward in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, northern Uganda, on July 30th. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Across Africa, healthcare workers and activists are calling for more help for pregnant women, as concerns rise about maternal mortality rates increasi(...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

A security man gives orders to quarantined travellers protesting about being held because of the Covid-19 outbreak for more than the usual 14 days at Kenyatta University near Nairobi in Kenya. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

East African government quarantine facilities have come under scrutiny after people were filmed escaping one in Kenyan capital Nairobi this week, with(...)

 Refugees and security guards at a UNHCR compound in Nairobi on Monday, after a Ugandan refugee had taken his own life. Photograph:  Daniel Irungu/EPA

A refugee was found dead at the United Nations Refugee Agency compound in Nairobi on Monday, in an apparent suicide his friends are saying highlights (...)

Kenyan police officers interrogate a man they found walking at night as they patrolled to enforce curfew in  one of the most densely populated parts of Nairobi on Tuesday. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

After a 13-year-old boy bled to death from a police bullet in Kenya on Tuesday, calls are growing for the country’s police to be held accountable for (...)

People  wait at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The man behind me in the British Airways queue to board the Johannesburg-Heathrow flight on Saturday evening was shouting. “Stop talking!” he was repe(...)

Alex Lazarow author of Out-Innovate

Silicon Valley’s traditional hold on the global innovation agenda is increasingly being challenged by so-called frontier innovation, where entrepreneu(...)

South Sudan president Salva Kiir  giving a press conference  with his former vice-president  Riek Machar (right)  in the capital Juba. They  confirmed  they had agreed to a joint government. Photograph: Getty Images

After two postponements and right on the cusp of a key deadline feuding South Sudanese leaders Salva Kiir and Riek Machar are set to form a unity gove(...)

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