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 A daily newspaper poster reporting on the recently introduced travel bans  in Harare, Zimbabwe after the outbreak of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in South Africa and Botswana. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

The United Rugby Championship appears to be in disarray and the Munster party of 49, stranded in Cape Town, must be enduring a stressful time as they (...)

Sudanese anti-coup protesters take to the streets during a demonstration in Khartoum. Photograph: EPA/STR

Dozens of people have been killed and their villages burned in inter-communal violence in Sudan’s West Darfur state, the United Nations has said, wors(...)

Ethiopians attend a rally held to show support for the government and the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), in their effots against the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) and Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday. Photograph:   EPA/STR

The tide of Ethiopia’s bloody war has turned. An offensive into the Tigrayan region that a year ago was described by prime minister Abiy Ahmed as larg(...)

New Ethiopian military recruits gather as the mayor of Addis Ababa, Adanech Abebe, bids a farewell to them in the Ethiopia capital. Photograph: EPA

African and western nations have called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia one year the after conflict there began, and as Tigrayan rebels advance(...)

People protest in Khartoum: ‘Nothing will deter the women of Sudan, who are fighting for democratic transformation.’ Photograph: Marwan Ali/AP

Alaa Salah became a symbol of resistance in 2019, when the young Sudanese student climbed on to a car outside Khartoum’s military garrison to rally th(...)

A Sudanese boy draped in the national flag stands by burning tyres during a protest in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Tuesday to denounce a military coup that overthrew the transition to civilian rule. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The seizure of power by Sudan’s generals brings to an end a two-year power-sharing arrangement between civilian and military, a supposed transition to(...)

A protester holds a Sudanese flag and chants during demonstrations in support of the civilian government in Khartoum. Photograph: Mohammed Abu Obaid/EPA

Sudan’s army has dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency in what amounts to a military coup after months of tension between the civ(...)

People queue for food aid in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia on Sunday. Photograph:  Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The conflict in northern Ethiopia has escalated sharply in recent days as Ethiopian forces began a sweeping offensive in a bid to reverse recent gains(...)

The ACLU has warned that the net effect of the change of direction by Karim Khan, above, would be to ‘indefinitely delay a measure of justice for victims of US torture programmes‘. Photograph:  Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

It’s not how the International Criminal Court will have wanted to end its first 100 days with a high-profile new prosecutor: fighting a fire brigade a(...)

US president Joe Biden convenes a virtual Covid-19 summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Joe Biden has announced that the US will donate an additional 500 million Covid-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries around th(...)

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