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Schoolboys sit together at the Government House with other students from the Government Science Secondary School, in Kankara, Katsina State, Nigeria, after being released. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

More than 300 schoolboys have been released after being kidnapped and held for days by armed bandits in a forest in northwest Nigeria, the Nigerian go(...)

People from villages walking to a  market in Bambari, Central African Republic. Photograph: Camille laffont/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations is appealing for more assistance for the Central African Republic (CAR), the country least equipped to deal with coronavirus in the(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in Tigray province in a hut at the Um Rakuba camp in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref province. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty

A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, with more than 27,000 people now having fled (...)

“In 2018 alone, 5.3 million children died before their fifth birthdays. Behind each statistic there is a mother struggling to feed her child and not succeeding.” Photograph: Getty Images

Persisting hunger across the planet is an “immense mountain” that must overcome if the UN sustainable development goal of “zero hunger” is to be reali(...)

A Somali baby receives a polio vaccine in Mogadishu, Somalia, back in 2013:  Eradicating polio requires more than 90 per cent of children to be immunised. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Africa was declared free of wild polio on Tuesday, leaving Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan as the only countries thought to still have the highl(...)

The shipwreck occured off the coast of Zwara in Libya. Map: Datawrapper

At least 45 African migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, UN (...)

Sr Kathleen Bryant, a member of the Sisters of Charity, who has worked with trafficking survivors in three continents. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland is “in denial” about human trafficking, failing to identify and protect victims or to acknowledge that Irish people are being trafficked, a gl(...)

The West Point neighbourhood in the Liberian capital Monrovia, which residents have had to leave because of rising sea levels. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP via Getty Images

Donations by wealthy countries under international commitments to mobilise $100 billion a year to support states most vulnerable to climate disruption(...)

Residents in Antanarivo, Madagascar, are given bottles of an untested herbal mixture said to prevent and cure Covid-19. Photograph: Alexander Joe

Madagascar’s “cure” for coronavirus is now being distributed across Africa, despite the World Health Organisation repeatedly saying there is no proof (...)

The chieftains face Mecca – and the Great Green Wall. Photograph: Boubacar Badji

For five hours we travelled, heading north from Senegal’s capital, Dakar, towards the Sahara. The villages got smaller and smaller until at last there(...)

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