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Migrants waiting for food and clothes at the migrant camp Vucjak, in Bihac area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Wednesday. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

More than 70 million people are now forcibly displaced – double the level of 20 years ago, according to new figures from the United Nations refugee ag(...)

Ezrena Marwan

“I had no idea” – that was the immediate reaction of author Monica McInerney when she first read a new collection of highly personal stories told by f(...)

 Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi has called  for an ‘objective’ international investigation into last week’s deadly crackdown on protesters, after the ruling military council rejected such an intervention. Photograph: Yasuyoshi China/AFP/Getty Images

Outside mediation is needed to defuse Sudan’s crisis because the ruling military council and opposition distrust each other too deeply for direct tal(...)

Protesting students demand the removal of the ruling elite in Algiers. Photograph: Ramzi Boudina/Reuters

While Sudan’s civilian uprising is crushed in a bloody crackdown, Algeria’s peaceful protest movement continues unabated and might even yield results (...)

Sudan’s ruling military council for the first time admitted  that it had ordered the dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead, as US and African diplomats stepped up efforts for a solution to the country’s political crisis. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ruling military has acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse a protest sit-in camp outside securi(...)

Members of Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces patrol Nile street in the capital Khartoum on Monday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A violent counter-revolution is under way in Sudan. In a pattern reminiscent of events in Egypt in 2013 and in Algeria just this year, the overthrow o(...)

 Members of Sudan’s alliance of opposition and protest groups outside Sudan’s Central Bank, in Khartoum, Sudan. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

The Sudanese authorities have extended an internet blackout into a second week, forcing citizens in Khartoum to find new ways to communicate as a bloo(...)

A campaign  to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum largely deserted. Pictured above are closed stalls in  the Omdurman market on Sunday. Photograph:  Marwan Ali/EPA

A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum largely deserted as the working week began on Su(...)

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, arrives to mediate in the political crisis that has followed after the overthrow of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

Ethiopia’s prime minister sought to mediate Sudan’s political crisis on Friday, urging military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise “bravery” i(...)

 Saffiatu Sillah, whose circumcision caused her  agonising pain during the births of her children, Mijan  and Jaria, at home in Philadelphia. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/ The New York Times

She called it her “deepest, darkest secret”, one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African n(...)

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