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A full-scale replica of Adolf Hitler’s office  is seen in Berlin’s Mitte district as part of an exhibition. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Start a conversation about Donald Trump these days and it’s only a matter of time before someone mentions Adolf Hitler. But if your subject is Hitler(...)

Since Brazil’s Covid-19 outbreak began last February, Jair Bolsonaro has made a succession of outrageous, insulting and demonstrably false statements about a disease he trivializes as ‘a little flu’. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has triggered a wave of revulsion by telling citizens to stop “whining” about a coronavirus outbreak that has(...)


On Thursday, the people of Uganda will cast their ballots in that country’s 2021 presidential election. The incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni, is a(...)

Child soldiers watch the inauguration of Yoweri Museveni in 1986. Photograph: William Campbell/Sygma via Getty

The verdict is due in January in the war crimes trial of Dominic Ongwen, former child soldier and commander of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army. But(...)

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(...)

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It   is extraordinarily dense and only accessible on foot

Trekking mountain gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It instantly evokes David Attenborough’s remarkable interactions in dense forests, or t(...)

Terry Waite at home in Suffolk, England. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

By his own admission, the one thing that most people don’t expect of Terry Waite – once hostage negotiator turned hostage, and now an author, lecturer(...)

Terry Waite: “Refugees have lost everything and are dependent on the goodwill of others to survive.” Photograph: PA

Best-selling author and humanitarian Terry Waite CBE has compared the plight of refugees fleeing civil war in the Middle East and elsewhere to his exp(...)

US president Donald Trump after playing golf with Japan’s   prime minister Shinzo Abe and Ernie Els. Photograph:   Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Once again, Rory McIlroy must be kicking himself that he became a top international golfer instead of a grubbing hack. If you’re a writer and you some(...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump applauds during a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia last weekend. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

US presidential candidate Donald Trump possesses stronger psychopathic tendencies than Adolf Hitler, a study has suggested. Research from the Unive(...)

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