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DJ Kampire on stage during  Nyege Nyege, the annual four-day international music festival, in Jinja, Uganda. Photograph:  Martin Kharumwa

Last September, I spent four days on the banks of the river Nile in eastern Uganda. All day and night there was music, from traditional instruments fu(...)

The owner and co-worker of the 1 Classie Africa beauty salon in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although hair salons are open, many like this one are struggling to get customers to visit them. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Africa has passed 400,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. The number has increased fourfold across the continent since May 22nd, when it hit 100,000, bef(...)

Health workers  inside the ‘red zone’ of an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo earlier this year. Photograph:  John Wessels/AFP via Getty

As the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in the world comes to an end in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus is shifting towards assessi(...)

‘Naomi: ultra lightening lotion’ is available in carrot, aloe vera, papaya or lemon flavour, and comes from India. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In her packed cosmetics shop in Gulu, northern Uganda, Constance Akamo is fast running out of skin lighteners. The coronavirus lockdown means imports (...)

Children at a displaced persons camp in the Khokha district of Yemen’s western province of Hodeida. Photograph: Khaled Ziad/AFP via Getty Images

One in 97 people on Earth have now been forcibly displaced, according to the latest annual UN Refugee Agency global trends report, which says that 79.(...)

Tullow Oil: The sale is part of Tullow’s target to raise $1 billion this year to tackle its $2.8 billion debt pile. Photograph: Baz Ratner

Tullow Oil has issued a circular to shareholders about the proposed sale of its stake in a Uganda project to Total for $575 million (€512 million). T(...)

Street children queue to wash their hands outside Gulu main market before being given a meal. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

In the early weeks of the coronavirus lockdown, Okot Ronald Sande, a smiley 17 year old, was picking his way through the darkness to the alleyway he s(...)

Sex workers walk  home after receiving aid from an advocacy organisation at Bwaise slum in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni/AFP via Getty Images

It was two hours after Uganda’s evening curfew when a man came to the room where Anya stays and offered her 5,000 Ugandan shillings (€1.20) to sleep w(...)

Sir Samuel Baker Road in Gulu, northern Uganda, is named after a British explorer who is said to have laid the foundations for colonialism. Photograph: Sally Hayden

As statues of slave traders are torn down across Europe and the US, thousands of people have signed a petition to have the names of streets and landma(...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

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