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Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in April 2012. He was accused of allowing militant groups to operate from his state. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Sudan is set to be removed from the US terrorism blacklist, after its new government paid $335 million towards victims of two al-Qaeda terrorist attac(...)

Researchers also documented people with mental health problems, including children, being subjected to alternative ‘treatments’, including eating or drinking mixes of herbs. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP

The World Health Organisation has warned of a mental health crisis across Africa, as services are disrupted or stopped, even as demand rises due to th(...)

A woman holds her younger child while standing in a burned out area in the recently attacked village of Aldeia da Paz outside Macomia, Mozambique. Photograph:  Marco Longari/AFP

Mozambique’s request to the European Union for support to tackle a growing Islamist insurgency has raised questions about the role some of southern Af(...)

Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, came to power in 2015 after promising to improve the economy and fight corruption. Photograph: Ericky Boniphace/AFP via Getty Images

Ten countries, including Ireland, have jointly called for free and fair elections in Tanzania next month, as concerns about growing authoritarianism i(...)

The Pmask was designed in Ireland by the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre and Cork’s Tyndall Institute.

Meat plants “jump out” as a prime target for a new face mask designed to protect wearers from Covid-19, according to a founder of the company producin(...)

 Family members wearing  PPE suits carry the remains of an elderly  relative who died from  Covid-19  at a graveyard in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph:  EPA/Kim Ludbrook

Confirmed coronavirus cases on the African continent are expected to hit one million this week, with experts raising concerns about the lack of testin(...)

Harvesting of rock water in Embu, Kenya, has improved access to the resource for locals. Photograph: Lar Boland

Smallholder farmers are the backbone of the global rural economy, but they are bearing the brunt of climate change. Worldwide, there are 500 million (...)

Emma de Souza is vice-chairwoman of Votingrights.ie, which wants a complete modernisation of the Irish voting system

Citizenship campaigner Emma de Souza has been appointed vice-chairwoman of votingrights.ie, an international organisation campaigning for voting right(...)

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine: plans to run for president in January 2021. Photograph: Biko Macoins

As Africa tops 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, activists and opposition politicians are accusing the continent’s leaders of using the crisis to i(...)

 People out in Dublin on Saturday evening after pubs reopened earlier in the week.  Photograph: Gaillot et Gray/PA Wire

Ireland can eliminate Covid-19 over the course of the summer but repeatedly imposing, lifting and reimposing restrictions is a dangerous gamble, accor(...)

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