A teacher measures the temperature of a pupil before school starts in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Christiaan Kotze / AFP via Getty

Africa topped 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, less than three weeks after the continent passed the 100,000 mark, on May 22nd. South(...)

Pierre Nkurunziza: Planned to remain active in politics as “Supreme Guide of Patriotism”. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

President Pierre Nkurunziza, a fitness enthusiast who increasingly relied on religion and repression to rule the impoverished and unstable central Af(...)

Evariste Ndayishimiye, Burundi’s victorious presidential candidate. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Burundi’s ruling party candidate, retired general Evariste Ndayishimiye, has won the presidential election with 69 per cent of votes cast, the elector(...)

Burundians wait in a queue to vote during the presidential and general elections in Ngozi, northern Burundi. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Burundians voted on Wednesday in their first competitive presidential election since a civil war erupted in 1993, with the election commission calling(...)

Women sit along the street in downtown Bujumbura, Burundi. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Burundi has expelled officials and experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) ahead of next Wednesday’s presidential elections, which will go ah(...)

A Burundian worker from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at a mass grave in Karusi province. Photograph: Evrard Ngendakumana/Reuters

Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has found more than 6,000 bodies in six mass graves in Karusi province, the largest finding since the la(...)

Bujumbura International Airport: Sally Hayden’s flight was diverted there when a man locked himself in the bathroom,  claiming to have a bomb. Photograph: M Torres

The aircraft was already on the ground when the pilot made the announcement. “This is an emergency,” he said, his voice unnaturally high-pitched. He t(...)

Army soldiers in the Cibitoke neighbourhood of Bujumbura: The Great Lakes country, which has a population of about 11.7 million, has been mired in political and human rights crisis since 2015. File photograph: Phil Moore/AFP

Burundi’s ruling party is using its youth wing to force citizens to contribute money towards elections next year, according to a rights group, which s(...)

Supporters celebrate after Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner in the country’s landmark election, in the Harare suburb of Mbare on Friday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s opposition alliance vowed on Friday to legally challenge the disputed election results that saw the ruling Zanu-PF party hold on to power(...)

 French journalist Jean-Philippe Remy  and British photojournalist Phil Moore: Le Monde has called for the immediate release of both journalists following their arrests on Thursday. Photograph: Charly Triballeau, Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Burundi police have arrested a British and a French journalist during a sweep for rebels in flashpoint districts of the capital, officials s(...)

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