Senegal

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Saly Portudal beach, south of Dakar. Migrant arrivals in the Canary Islands from West Africa have more than quadrupled this year compared with the same period in 2019, according to the International Organization for Migration. Photograph: Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

At least 140 Europe-bound migrants drowned off the coast of Senegal when their boat caught fire and capsized, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded(...)

Author Lindsey Tramuta. “It was spurred by my frustration with the way many people talk about Paris, I wanted to tell a fresher story.” Photograph: Joann Pai

The ‘branded Parisian’ needs to be reconstructed ‘because it’s been a long time since she’s looked like Brigitte Bardot or Edith Piaf’ There are(...)

Felix Lutalo stands outside his music store in the bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, holding a Westlife compilation he’s selling. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

From his small music store in the main bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, Felix Lutalo has provided the soundtrack to 27 years of his region’s life. I(...)

The shipwreck occured off the coast of Zwara in Libya. Map: Datawrapper

At least 45 African migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, UN (...)

Medical staff prepare to start administering drugs to a Covid-19 patient inside a field hospital in Machakos, Kenya. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

#CoronaBillionaires has been trending on Twitter in Kenya, as citizens complain about what many see as a select number of well-connected companies pro(...)

Justin Trudeau: He and his team mounted a frantic late effort to secure votes – but it was too late. Photograph:  Dave Chan/AFP via Getty Images

When Justin Trudeau was first elected in 2015, he promised that his victory would help Canada vault back on to the world stage, and reclaim a global i(...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

Residents in Antanarivo, Madagascar, are given bottles of an untested herbal mixture said to prevent and cure Covid-19. Photograph: Alexander Joe

Madagascar’s “cure” for coronavirus is now being distributed across Africa, despite the World Health Organisation repeatedly saying there is no proof (...)

Denise O’Reilly at Alexandra Pier in Washington DC

Denise O’Reilly, from Roscrea, Co Tipperary, lives in Washington DC where she works as a chief operating officer for global data and consulting c(...)

The chieftains face Mecca – and the Great Green Wall. Photograph: Boubacar Badji

For five hours we travelled, heading north from Senegal’s capital, Dakar, towards the Sahara. The villages got smaller and smaller until at last there(...)

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