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A family of vendors pose for a photo before sleeping next to their items to be sold at Nakasero Market in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 infection rates are rapidly increasing in Africa, with many countries reporting a previously unseen spread of the disease. “The speed and sc(...)

People wait in the stands to receive coronavirus vaccinations at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, on May 31st. Photograph: Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP

African countries from Uganda to South Africa are buckling under a ferocious third wave of coronavirus infections as the continent falls far behind th(...)

British lawyer Karim Khan. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP via Getty

In his characteristically persuasive application for the job of prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan left no doubt that ev(...)

US president Joe Biden will announce the deal on Thursday at the G7 meeting of the world’s wealthiest countries in Britain. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, three sources f(...)

A family who fled Syria  in Vejle, Denmark. Denmark has declared the area around the Syrian capital, Damascus, safe for refugees to return to. Photograph:  Tom Little/AFP via Getty Images

The Danish parliament approved a law on Thursday that will allow Denmark to process asylum seekers outside Europe, in a move that has drawn anger from(...)

A maize field, Mkushi, Zambia, December 2019. Photo credit: Eoin Ryan. Maize is the staple food crop of most African countries.

Each year, Africa Day falls on 25 May to commemorate the formation of the African Union (formerly the Organisation of African Unity) in 1963. More spe(...)

 Mali transitional president Bah N’Daw was still in detention on Tuesday. File photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Soldiers in Mali have seized control of the west African country at the heart of the fight against jihadism in the Sahel in the second coup in less th(...)

Malawi will still have adequate stocks of Covid-19 vaccines in both public and private health facilities, says health secretary Charles Mwansambo. File photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty

Malawi has burned nearly 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine because they had expired. The government incinerated 19,610 doses of the va(...)

US president Joe Biden’s taxation and investment policies are closely linked as well to his policies on China.  Photograph: Alex Wong/ Getty

“Joe Biden believes that economic security is national security. That is why, as president, Biden will pursue a foreign policy for the middle class.” (...)

Ethiopia Dam during construction in 2015. Photograph: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt and Sudan said on Tuesday that the latest round of talks with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Kinshasa have ended wi(...)

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