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Protesters chant and sing solidarity songs as they barricade an expressway to protest against police brutality, at Magboro, Ogun state, Nigeria. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in his country, as authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital La(...)

A boy holds a banner during a protest against Nigerian rogue police, otherwise know as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), in Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/EPA

The Nigerian army has been accused of shooting dead unarmed citizens who were protesting against police brutality, as demonstrations continue across t(...)

Kim Kardashian West at the 2019 Met Gala. File photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Why is Kardashian West, who exchanged privacy for wealth, so famous? In the early hours of October 3rd, 2016, shortly before her 36th birthday, (...)

Gorillaz are not the world’s first virtual band. That honour probably belongs to Alvin and the Chipmunks, who bagged their creators two Grammy awards (...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison  pictured with Paystack co-founder and chief executive Shola Akinlade

Stripe is to buy Nigerian payments start-up Paystack for an undisclosed sum in its biggest acquisition to date. The company, founded by Limerick-born(...)

 A protester holds a placard at a demonstration against the Nigerian rogue police, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, in Ikeja in  Lagos. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye

Nigerians are continuing to protest against police brutality and rampant exploitation, days after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a directive saying(...)

 Melatu-Uche Okorie: “A lot of creativity will come out of lockdown.” Photograph: Alan Betson

This article is part of a series focusing on hope, courage and resilience in the time of Covid-19 “All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability(...)

Afghan families receive food aid distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Herat, Afghanistan, last December. Photograph:  Jalil Rezayee/EPA

The relationship between hunger and war is a self-reinforcing and vicious cycle – while war and conflict may plunge civilians caught up by them into f(...)

Researchers also documented people with mental health problems, including children, being subjected to alternative ‘treatments’, including eating or drinking mixes of herbs. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP

The World Health Organisation has warned of a mental health crisis across Africa, as services are disrupted or stopped, even as demand rises due to th(...)

 An ice cream seller walks through Gandhi Square in  Johannesburg. While  South Africa has been hard hit,  the continent is doing much better than many expected.  Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Early in the spring, as Covid-19 swept across Europe and the United States and pushed some of the world’s most advanced health systems to the brink of(...)

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