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Trócaire teaching hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Somalia. Photograph: Trócaire

Trócaire has launched an urgent appeal for people to return donations from their Trócaire boxes online or over the phone. The charity said a 60 per c(...)

Sudanese women and a youth walk together in the capital Khartoum’s district of Jureif Ghar amid movement restrictions aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty

In the Sudanese capital Khartoum, people with coronavirus symptoms are refusing to go to hospital, despite the city becoming a centre of infection. (...)

Almost nine out of 10 women and girls in predominately Muslim Sudan have undergone FGM, United Nations data shows. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Sudan has criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail, a move campaigners said ushered in a “new era” fo(...)

People shelter under a tree as locusts take flight in Laisamis, Kenya: swarms are likely to disrupt agricultural production and supply routes, leaving millions hungry. Photograph: Khadija Farah/New York Times

A new generation of desert locusts is spreading across east Africa, posing a significant threat to food supplies across the region. Aid organisation(...)

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(...)

Yongo Lydia (29), a refugee from Juba, South Sudan. She described her journey to Uganda in three words: ‘trauma, pain, tears.’ Photograph: Christine Onzia Wani

For hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda debating whether to stay put or return home, a new series of potentially deadly conside(...)

 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 (...)

A masked boda boda motorbike driver rides home 20 minutes before curfew in Gulu, northern Uganda. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Uganda’s president has ordered security forces to stop beating people while enforcing coronavirus restrictions, after photographs of tortured women we(...)

Motorcyclists have their temperature  measured on a road outside the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Photograph: Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty

As Africa prepares for a surge in coronavirus cases, the lack of intensive care beds and ventilators in many countries is becoming starkly apparent. (...)

A woman wears a face mask on a  busy shopping street in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday amid rising concern in Africa over the spread of coronavirus. Photograph:  Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

African countries are shutting down travel from Europe in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, as the disease has become increasingly associa(...)

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