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Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio takes his oath as Sierra Leone’s new president in Freetown. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

The candidate who lost Sierra Leone’s presidential run-off vote has said his party intends to challenge the results in court. The country’s National (...)

Sammy Kamara, Madeline Appiah, Idris Elba and Jimmy Akingbola in ‘In the Long Run’. Photograph: Sky

In the second episode of In the Long Run (Sky One, Thursday, 10pm), a new sitcom created by Idris Elba, an immigrant fresh from Sierra Leone watches H(...)

‘Billions’ returns for a third season.

Russian Spy Assassins: The Salisbury Attack Monday, Channel 4, 10pm Matt Frei explores the poisoning of Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuli(...)

Mamusu Kamara’s 20-year-old daughter is not eligible for family reunification under current restrictions. Photograph: Mamusu Kamara

The first thing Mamusu Kamara did when the letter arrived confirming her application for refugee status had been successful was to call the Department(...)

The Irish leg of the charity, Oxfam Ireland, has denied any involvement or connection with the behaviour of staff who were employed by Oxfam in Britain in 2011

Irish charities have condemned the behaviour of senior Oxfam staff following allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti and Chad and have denied coveri(...)

Loah Róisín Dubh, Galway, Sunday December 17th, 8pm, €12.50/€10 roisindubh.net Twenty-seventeen has been a good year for Loah, but it’s been an even(...)

Mary T Murphy, originally from Cork, is refugee programme manager for the Goal aid agency’s two refugee camps in the Gambela region of Ethiopia – Kule and Tierkidi – near the South Sudanese border. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Goal

European leaders should visit refugee camps in Ethiopia and Uganda to learn how to manage the stream of asylum seekers arriving on Italian, Greek and (...)

Philip Taylor, son of former African warlord Charles Taylor:  considers himself to be clan chief, charged with clearing the family name. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Philip Taylor is losing patience with the chickens. They peck at his feet, flapping their wings and clucking furiously. “I’m gonna freakin’ . . .” he (...)

George Weah at home on Rehab Road, Paynesville suburb, Monrovia. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

There’s a kerfuffle in the court of King George. Ex-soccer star George Weah, who is leading the race to become Liberia’s next president, has just issu(...)

Liberian election: George Weah and Jewel Haward-Taylor wave to supporters. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It’s a big day in Todee, a village deep in the bush of Montserrado County, in Liberia. Locals have packed into its hall to hear the renowned footballe(...)

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