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After clinging tenaciously to power for almost four decades – a period of misrule characterised by violence, repression, vote-rigging and economic col(...)

EU special representative for foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini. Photograph: Epa/Julien Warnand

The EU-Africa summit in Abidjan at the end of the month can open a vital new chapter in EU-Africa relations, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coven(...)

Transport networks in Dubai are dabbling with drones to move people around.

Fancy booking your next holiday based on the emotions you'd like to feel while you're away? What about being delivered to your destination by drone? A(...)

Members of the Naval Service  attached to the LE Eithne rescue refugees in the Mediterranean in June 2015. Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces/PA Wire

Packed, leaky boats filled with refugees at risk of drowning. Thousands and thousands dying from Ebola while a health system under stress struggled t(...)

The aftermath  of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia,  today. Photograph: Said Yusuf/EPA

Two car bombs killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 30 in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, two weeks after a huge truck(...)

Somali government forces on Sunday secure the scene of an explosion in  the Hodan district of Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and(...)

The scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, one of two  bomb blasts that struck  Somalia’s capital. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday,(...)

Somali security forces and others  search for bodies near destroyed buildings at the scene of Saturday’s blast in Mogadishu. Photograph: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Photo

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to more than 200 on Sunday, with more than 200 injured, maki(...)

 Vehicles burn at the scene of a massive explosion in front of Safari Hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. Photograph: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA

Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said. The fir(...)

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga protest in Nairobi, Kenya. Riots have been taking place in and around Nairobi since the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as president. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of “spilling t(...)

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