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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(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron said that while ‘we are living through a time of crises’, the Covid-19 trouble is chief among them. Photograph: Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated near total harmony in their approach to great crises of the moment w(...)

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 (...)

Malians climb onto a police vehicle and cheer as it drives through the streets of Bamako on Wednesday. Photograph: H Diakite/EPA

The soldiers who ousted Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita have said they plan to set up a transitional government and hold elections in the west(...)

Malian troops, believed to be part of a detachment possibly mutinying, man an impromptu checkpoint  in Kati, Mali, on Tuesday. Photograph: AP Photo

Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was detained on Tuesday by mutinying soldiers in the capital Bamako, two security sources have told Reuters. S(...)

 Family members wearing  PPE suits carry the remains of an elderly  relative who died from  Covid-19  at a graveyard in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph:  EPA/Kim Ludbrook

Confirmed coronavirus cases on the African continent are expected to hit one million this week, with experts raising concerns about the lack of testin(...)

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(...)

Justin Trudeau: He and his team mounted a frantic late effort to secure votes – but it was too late. Photograph:  Dave Chan/AFP via Getty Images

When Justin Trudeau was first elected in 2015, he promised that his victory would help Canada vault back on to the world stage, and reclaim a global i(...)

Al-Qaeda militant Abdelmalek Droukdel has been killed by French forces in Mali. File photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al-Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had bee(...)

The Defence Forces has requested permission to deploy the Government jet, which is operated by the Air Corps and is the only aircraft in the corps’ fleet capable of making the journey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government is making plans to rent an aircraft to evacuate Irish army officers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid growing fears for (...)

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