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Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces evacuate a family in the al-Swani area of Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah

It was night when the baby girl came into the world, in a big hall surrounded by hundreds of refugees and migrants cowering with fear, as fighting bet(...)

 Annie Waithira, Farah Elle and Patience Moyo at the launch of the programme for Africa Day 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The annual flagship Africa Day event at the Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park will not take place this year. The Department of Foreign Affai(...)

Protesters hold posters bearing the portrait of a prisoner  in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, on Thursday. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters whose weeks of demonstrations played an important part in forcing Sudan’s autocratic president Omar al-Bashir from power are battling scor(...)

Protesters wave Sudanese flags, hold banners and chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the defence ministry in Khartoum, Sudan. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

The political revolution under way in Sudan, which has toppled president Omar al-Bashir’s 30 year military dictatorship, is a hugely significant event(...)

A Sudanese soldier sits on the shoulders of a demonstrator outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on Tuesday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Deposed ex-Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Khartoum’s grim high-security Kobar prison from the presidential residence, family sour(...)

Aftermath of an overnight rocket attack, on the Libyan capital of Tripoli on April 17th. Khalifa Haftar has launched an offensive to take the city. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP

The US presidential veto of bipartisan congressional legislation to end US participation in the Yemen war could embolden the rulers of Saudi Arabia an(...)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who swept to power in a coup in 2013. Photograph: Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s parliament is set to vote on a bill of sweeping constitutional changes this week that would increase president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s power and(...)

Sudanese demonstrators chant slogans as they attend a sit-in outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the defence ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for (...)

Young Sudanese carry a national flag as they rally in the capital Khartoum on Sunday. The new regime has said it would hand over power to civilians after a transition period. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Talks between Sudan’s new military rulers and protest organisers demanding a civilian government have continued, as thousands of demonstrators remaine(...)

Sudanese people  celebrate in the streets of Khartoum on Friday after Sudanese defense minister and head of Sudan’s military council, Awad Ibn Auf, stepped down a day after leading a military coup. Photograph: EPA

Sudan’s defence minister stepped down abruptly last night as head of the country’s transitional ruling military council after only a day in the post, (...)

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