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Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita talks with French president Emmanuel Macron in Bamako, Mali. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday, which French president Emmanuel Macron(...)

A Libyan coast guardsman  during the rescue of 147 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, west of the capital Tripoli, on Tuesday. Photograph: Taha Jawashi/AFP/Getty Images

The Italian government is considering banning ships from Libya from landing at its ports after the arrival of nearly 11,000 refugees from there in the(...)

A mother weighs her malnourished child in south Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Expect to see far more of that polar bear marooned on a shrinking ice floe. With Donald Trump’s disgraceful decision to withdraw the United States fro(...)

A child who has tested positive for malaria suffers convulsions after being treated in the MSF clinic. Photograph: Ikram N’gadi/MSF

The international community must “step up” and provide vital funding for humanitarian efforts in northeast Nigeria, where the devastation wrought by j(...)

The asphalt road where  six-year-old Toussaint  was struck links cities in Cameroon’s Far North. Photograph: Andrew Esiebo/The New York Times

All life travels the ribbon of asphalt that cuts through this remote village. The women carrying their onions to market atop their heads step aside wh(...)

A spokesman for the German government  helps Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari prior to a press conference with chancellor  Angla Merkel in Berlin on Friday. Photogragh: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed criticism voiced by his wife in a BBC interview, saying she belonged in the kitchen and he had “supe(...)

A video grab image created on August 14th, 2016. It allegedly shows a Boko Haram fighter standing in front of girls kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014.

Boko Haram Islamist have released 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok. “The release of the girls . . . is the (...)

This screen grab  taken on Sunday from a video released on Youtube by Islamist group Boko Haram appears to show Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau making a statement at an undisclosed location. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The purported leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he(...)

On September 2nd, 2015, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In 1972, author and politician Leonardo Sciascia finished writing a collection of stories of his native Sicily called The Wine-Dark Sea. It weaves tog(...)

An Elephants Without Borders plane flying over a herd of elephants at the Ngoma border between Namibia and Botswana while taking part in the survey in February this year. Photograph: AFP/Elephants Without Borders

The greatest animal census ever undertaken in Africa has revealed that elephant numbers are declining far more rapidly than previously believed – prim(...)

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