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Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi: His   killing has “struck a decisive blow against the command structure of Isis in the Sahel. The organisation has been decapitated,” says French defence minister Florence Parly.  Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

French forces in Africa have killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), which Sa(...)

A newspaper stall in Karachi. Pakistan could face blowback for sponsoring and hosting the Afghan Taliban if the Pakistani Taliban revive. Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

The swift Taliban victory in Afghanistan could have a profound impact on its Central Asian neighbours, the Middle East and Africa where governments ar(...)

Burkinabe soldiers patrol in a pick-up car in Gorom-Gorom, northern Burkina Faso, 2012. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty

As least 132 people were killed in the worst militant attack in Burkina Faso in recent years, the government said on Saturday, after armed assailants (...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau in 2018 at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. Photograph: Boko Haram/AFP via Getty Images

The US government has told Islamic State-affiliated fighters in Nigeria they are not eligible for a reward after reports that the leader of Boko Haram(...)

The heavily damaged Aqsa avenue in Gaza City’s Dahduh neighbourhood following an Israeli bombardment on Tuesday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

In his address to the United Nations Security Council on Sunday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney warned his colleagues that “the world is w(...)

A picture from the World Food Programme (WFP) taken on March 18th shows a temporary settlement centre in Palma, Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique. Violence has resulted in widespread displacement, loss of lives and casualties, massive destruction of infrastructure and disruption of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in central and northern districts of Cabo Delgado. Photograph: Grant Lee Neuenburg/WFP/AFP via Getty Images

On March 24th 100 Islamist gunmen converged on the refugee-filled town of Palma in northern Mozambique. It was the latest bloody chapter in a three-ye(...)

Timothé Mano in Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso. Photograph: Amanda Coakley

Outside his temporary lodgings in the city of Fada N’Gourma in eastern Burkina Faso, Timothé Mano proudly waves the blade that he alleges has ended th(...)

Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou with his French counterpart,  Emmanuel Macron, in Paris in 2019. Photograph: Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images

Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou has been awarded the $5 million (€4.2 million) Ibrahim African leadership prize in recognition of what the judgin(...)

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