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Ongoing security operations prior to Tanzania’s general elections, in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Photograph: Anthony Siame/EPA

Voters go to the polls in parliamentary and presidential elections in Tanzania on Wednesday amid concerns about widespread repression and police viole(...)

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 (...)

Kely Nascimento-DeLuca with her father Pelé. Photograph: Courtesy of Kely Nascimento-DeLuca

“I love the American national team. I think what they’re doing is incredible. I went all over the world and not one day went by, no matter where I was(...)

Manchán Magan in Ethiopia. Photograph: Florent Mason

Shilpa Ganatra: ‘Oaxaca in Mexico, Madagascar and Belize are now at the top of the list’ This weekend, I was meant to be soaking in the sun(...)

Buildings mapped in Myanmar

Google Earth has been mapping the globe since 2001 and Street View has provided us with a zoomed-in version of this since 2007. In this time 36 millio(...)

Parson’s Turbinia, 1897.

On February 7th, 1910 the Royal Navy welcomed a delegation of Abyssinian (Ethiopian) princes aboard the HMS Dreadnought, then the fastest and most pow(...)

The upturned passenger ferry MV Nyerere  in the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania on Friday. Photograph: AP

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria in east Africa after a ferry sank on Thursday, Tanzanian officials have said. Scores more w(...)

The Tanzanian government has set up  a new ePassport service for its  56 million citizens that is modelled on the Irish system

It is a long way from Dublin to Dar Es Salaam but Tanzanian citizens looking to acquire a new passport will soon receive documents that have been prod(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

 Pope Francis  speaks to journalists aboard his flight to Italy at the end of his visit to South America on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Luca Zennaro

Pope Francis has apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop wh(...)

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