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 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(...)

A security man gives orders to quarantined travellers protesting about being held because of the Covid-19 outbreak for more than the usual 14 days at Kenyatta University near Nairobi in Kenya. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

East African government quarantine facilities have come under scrutiny after people were filmed escaping one in Kenyan capital Nairobi this week, with(...)

 Refugees and security guards at a UNHCR compound in Nairobi on Monday, after a Ugandan refugee had taken his own life. Photograph:  Daniel Irungu/EPA

A refugee was found dead at the United Nations Refugee Agency compound in Nairobi on Monday, in an apparent suicide his friends are saying highlights (...)

Kenyan police officers interrogate a man they found walking at night as they patrolled to enforce curfew in  one of the most densely populated parts of Nairobi on Tuesday. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

After a 13-year-old boy bled to death from a police bullet in Kenya on Tuesday, calls are growing for the country’s police to be held accountable for (...)

People  wait at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The man behind me in the British Airways queue to board the Johannesburg-Heathrow flight on Saturday evening was shouting. “Stop talking!” he was repe(...)

Alex Lazarow author of Out-Innovate

Silicon Valley’s traditional hold on the global innovation agenda is increasingly being challenged by so-called frontier innovation, where entrepreneu(...)

South Sudan president Salva Kiir  giving a press conference  with his former vice-president  Riek Machar (right)  in the capital Juba. They  confirmed  they had agreed to a joint government. Photograph: Getty Images

After two postponements and right on the cusp of a key deadline feuding South Sudanese leaders Salva Kiir and Riek Machar are set to form a unity gove(...)

Desert locusts in northern Kenya: small planes flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Karimi Phides was inside her home when the first swarm of locusts came two weeks ago. The 25-year-old heard a buzzing and ran to the door. “They made (...)

Kenya’s former president Daniel arap Moi, the country’s longest-serving head of state, has died aged 95. Photograph: Sayyid Azim/AP Photo

Kenya’s longest-serving president, strongman Daniel arap Moi, died on Tuesday aged 95. “He passed away peacefully, I was by his side,” announced his (...)

The first ever conviction for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the State is a signal of the  value of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation Act) 2012. Photograph: Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The first conviction for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the State is an illustration of the value of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilati(...)

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