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Destroyed houses in the village of Aldeia da Paz, Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique  after it was attacked in August 2019. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

Mozambican police have confirmed that at least 50 people in the country’s northernmost province were beheaded this month by suspected Islamist militan(...)

Ongoing security operations prior to Tanzania’s general elections, in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Photograph: Anthony Siame/EPA

Voters go to the polls in parliamentary and presidential elections in Tanzania on Wednesday amid concerns about widespread repression and police viole(...)

 People push a car on a flooded road in Metuge, Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique on Sunday after the area was hit by Cyclone Kenneth. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Torrential rain battered northern Mozambique on Tuesday, grounding aid flights and further swamping a region where a second cyclone in six weeks has k(...)

Residents wade through a flooded road in the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth in Pemba, Mozambique, on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth as the death to(...)

Badly damaged communities on Ibo island, Mozambique. Photograph: Saviano Abreu/OCHA via AP

Flooding has began in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago. The government has urged many people to immediate(...)

People shelter in a community centre on Thursday in Moroni after tropical storm Kenneth hit Comoros before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique.  Photograph: Ibrahim Youssouf/AFP/Getty Images

Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking o(...)

Jason Black, who is a “global endurance” athlete, made his first attempt on K2 two years ago. Photograph: Evan Logan.

Two Irish mountaineers have reached the summit of the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, this weekend, 10 years after the first summit by the late L(...)

 Zanzibar: the chairman of Zanzibar Electoral Commission annulled the results of a general election in October. A new election takes place on Sunday March 20th

All is not what it seems in Zanzibar. Coconut trees sway in the breeze, kitesurfers parade up and down the eastern shore, and local beach boys mingle (...)