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The State‘s level of corruption improved marginally last year, placing it in joint 13th position in 2021 on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Photograph: David Sleator

The State’s level of corruption improved marginally last year, placing it in joint 13th position in 2021 on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). T(...)

Yemenis inspect the site of Saudi-UAE-led airstrikes which hit a prison in the northern province of Saada in Yemen. Photograph: EPA/STR

The flying of drones for recreation has been banned in the United Arab Emirates after Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed a fatal drone attack on an oil fac(...)

Family members carry the body of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, director of government-owned Radio Mogadishu, for burial in Mogadishu. The staunch critic of al-Shabaab was killed by a suicide bomber in November. Photograph: AFP

In the ruins of his devastated hospital, Ali Omar Tarabi despairs at the violence that has come to the city of Guriel, a once-peaceful haven in Somali(...)

Police officers and people stand at the bomb explosion site in Mogadishu, Somalia, on November 25th, 2021. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

An Islamist suicide bombing outside a school in Somalia’s capital killed eight people and wounded at least 23 including 13 children, the latest in a (...)

Fire from the explosion near parliament engulfed cars parked nearby. Photograph: Ivan Kabuye/AFP via Getty

Two explosions have rocked Uganda’s capital of Kampala, killing at least three civilians in what police described as a co-ordinated attack by extremis(...)

Migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border on Monday. The EU says a surge in mirants attempting to enter from Belarus  is being orchestrated by that country’s dictatorial leader Alexander Lukashenko in retaliation for EU support for Belarus’s opposition. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP via Getty Images

Polish officials accused Belarus of trying to engineer a confrontation on their common border, as a large group of migrants attempted to force its way(...)

People queue for food aid in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia on Sunday. Photograph:  Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The conflict in northern Ethiopia has escalated sharply in recent days as Ethiopian forces began a sweeping offensive in a bid to reverse recent gains(...)

US president Joe Biden: If liberals have noticed that his foreign policy is deceptively similar to Donald Trump’s, better late than never.  Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

In 1993, a botched intervention in Somalia seemed to put the US off such projects for good. Three years later, it sent more than 16,000 troops to Bosn(...)

Women hug in front of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, on November 13th, 2016, the first anniversary of the massacre. Photograph: Thibault Camus/File/AP Photo

Islamist attacks on the night of Friday, November 13th, 2015, in Paris and at the Stade de France claimed the lives of 130 people and wounded hundreds(...)

Women from the Murle ethnic group wait in a line for a food distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme in Gumuruk, South Sudan. Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP via Getty Images

Rose Jamba, a 52-year-old maize farmer, has lost count of the “many” family members killed since South Sudan gained independence from Sudan a decade a(...)

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