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Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari in his hometown Daura, in Katsina State, on Friday ahead of the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa’s largest democracy, where past ballots h(...)

Italian police with the arrested man in 2016. Prosecutors say he is the alleged trafficker Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but he is apparently refugee Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe. Photograph: Reuters

Italian prosecutors have invited two high-ranking Sudanese officials to Sicily to testify in a case against a suspected human trafficker who appears t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the annual Christian Social Union (CSU) party meeting at Kloster Seeon  in Seeon, Germany, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will begin a week-long visit to Mali and Ethiopia on Sunday. It will be his longest continuous visit outside the State since (...)

Migrants in the Ganzour centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli in September. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

A young Eritrean man tried to take his own life in a Libyan migrant detention centre on Monday, three weeks after a Somali man died by suicide in the (...)

A house partially submerged in flood waters in Lokoja city, Kogi State, Nigeria. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Floods in much of central and southern Nigeria have killed 100 people across 10 states, a spokesman for the country’s emergency and disasters agency s(...)

A woman shows her malnourished baby at an intensive nutritional rehabilitation centre  southern Niger. Of the 189 countries in the Human Development Index, Ireland ranked fourth and Niger last. Photograph:  Getty Images

Living conditions have improved faster in Ireland than anywhere else in the world over the past five years, according to a newly published United Nati(...)

Pallbearers carry Kofi Annan’s coffin during the funeral of the former UN secretary-general in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Thursday. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana bid farewell to former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international (...)

Migrants in a shelter who were relocated from government-run detention centres after being trapped by clashes between rival groups in Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

For refugees and migrants in Libyan detention centres, a phone marks the difference between life and death. They’re carefully hidden, topped up by con(...)

File image of a protest calling for an end to  direct provision,  at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ibrahim Musa is a 64-year-old refugee from Niger who has been living in a homeless hostel for the last month, after a direct provision centre in Dubli(...)

United Nations peacekeepers stand guard in the northern Mali town of Kouroume. Photograph: Adama Diarra/Reuters

Suspected jihadists killed 40 Tuaregs, mostly young men, in two attacks in northern Mali’s Menaka region, which the local governor said seemed calcula(...)

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