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The asphalt road where  six-year-old Toussaint  was struck links cities in Cameroon’s Far North. Photograph: Andrew Esiebo/The New York Times

All life travels the ribbon of asphalt that cuts through this remote village. The women carrying their onions to market atop their heads step aside wh(...)

A spokesman for the German government  helps Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari prior to a press conference with chancellor  Angla Merkel in Berlin on Friday. Photogragh: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed criticism voiced by his wife in a BBC interview, saying she belonged in the kitchen and he had “supe(...)

A video grab image created on August 14th, 2016. It allegedly shows a Boko Haram fighter standing in front of girls kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014.

Boko Haram Islamist have released 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok. “The release of the girls . . . is the (...)

This screen grab  taken on Sunday from a video released on Youtube by Islamist group Boko Haram appears to show Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau making a statement at an undisclosed location. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The purported leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he(...)

On September 2nd, 2015, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In 1972, author and politician Leonardo Sciascia finished writing a collection of stories of his native Sicily called The Wine-Dark Sea. It weaves tog(...)

An Elephants Without Borders plane flying over a herd of elephants at the Ngoma border between Namibia and Botswana while taking part in the survey in February this year. Photograph: AFP/Elephants Without Borders

The greatest animal census ever undertaken in Africa has revealed that elephant numbers are declining far more rapidly than previously believed – prim(...)

A team from MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) arrives to aid 133 migrants crammed onto a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Adam Alexander

“My God,” says 19-year old Miriam from the Gambia, holding her hands over her face and shaking her head. “I wouldn’t wish that journey on my own wors(...)

A displaced Nigerian woman at a refugee camp near Diffa in southeastern Niger. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria’s army yesterday said it had freed more than 5,000 people held by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram during an operation at the weekend in(...)

A  soldier stands guard in a camp of the city of Diffa during the visit of Niger’s interior minister Mohamed Bazoum following attacks by Boko Haram fighters in the region of Diffa, Niger. PHotograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

A multinational force has begun operations against Boko Haram along the border between Niger and Nigeria, a general from Niger said on Tuesday. Brig (...)

 Nigerien soldiers patroling in the desert near Bosso in Niger. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Thirty-four migrants, including 20 children, have been found dead in Niger’s vast desert after being abandoned by people-smugglers. Agadez, in the l(...)

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