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Baby among nine dead from cold and thirst on boat in Mediterranean
Survivors tell Italian authorities vessel carrying about 50 people lost its way trying to cross from Tunisia

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

03, Feb, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Inside Villa Somalia: 72 hours with the president of ‘the most dangerous country in the world’
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the county’s factions can find peace, political Islam need not be violent and democracy can grow. Here’s his exclusive interview with the Observer

Tom Gardner in Mogadishu

03, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Descendants of Namibia’s genocide victims call on Germany to ‘stop hiding’
The Herero and Nama peoples, killed in their thousands between 1904 and 1908, seek direct talks on measures to atone for the crime

Kaamil Ahmed

03, Feb, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Gerald Moore obituary
Other lives: Expert on African literature who spent much of his time as a lecturer in Nigeria and Uganda

Catherine Bennett

02, Feb, 2023 @12:07 PM

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Help world’s poor as well as Ukraine, say faith charities as pope visits South Sudan
An open letter, backed by opinion poll, urges the UK to restore aid budget on eve of a three-day ‘pilgrimage for peace’ in the east African country

Harriet Sherwood

02, Feb, 2023 @6:45 AM

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Nearly 14,000 Nigerians take Shell to court over devastating impact of pollution
People from Niger delta areas of Ogale and Bille seeking justice in London’s high court

Sandra Laville

02, Feb, 2023 @6:01 AM

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Wagner mercenaries sustain losses in fight for Central African Republic gold
Russian fighters clash with rebels as Kremlin tries to extend power in mineral rich country

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum and Jason Burke

02, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Suspicious death’ of Rwandan journalist prompts calls for investigation
Two weeks on from the death of government critic John Williams Ntwali, police have failed to answer questions over the alleged road accident in which they say he was killed

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

31, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Violence in Nigeria risks derailing forthcoming presidential elections
At least 50 attacks against staff and facilities of the electoral commission have been recorded between 2019 election and end of 2022

Ope Adetayo in Lagos

31, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Stella Chiweshe obituary
Pioneering Zimbabwean musician, storyteller and actor who had a significant political and spiritual influence on her country

Robin Denselow

30, Jan, 2023 @3:47 PM

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Eight people shot dead at birthday party in South Africa
Sunday’s attack in Eastern Cape province highlights country’s problems with violent crime

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

30, Jan, 2023 @9:54 AM

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Pope and Justin Welby to visit South Sudan amid tensions over LGBTQ+ rights
Head of Anglican church in South Sudan said archbishop of Canterbury was ‘failing to defend biblical truth’

Harriet Sherwood

29, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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