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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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UK joins calls on Mali to end alleged deal with Russian mercenaries
Mali’s military leaders under pressure to pull back from suspected agreement with Wagner Group

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

30, Sep, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children
A study in Burkina Faso and Mali suggests combining anti-malarial drugs and vaccination could reduce deaths and hospitalisations

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

26, Aug, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Mali conflict: at least 51 people killed in attack by suspected jihadists
Militants attacked three villages near Niger border in latest in wave of civilian massacres in Sahel region

Emmanuel Akinwotu

09, Aug, 2021 @12:24 PM

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‘I’d never seen a boat come in with so many bodies’: mortal cost of Atlantic migrant route
Every year thousands of refugees from conflict, climate and instability in Africa board vessels in search of a new life in Europe but hundreds never arrive

Sam Jones in Gran Canaria

08, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Our Men review – Rachel Lang delivers an unadorned tour de force
Anxiety and instability stalks the private lives of French foreign legion soldiers in this restrained and hugely poignant drama

Peter Bradshaw

15, Jul, 2021 @9:17 AM

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Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa
Military victories combined with new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforce militants’ position across much of continent

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Mali’s interim president and PM ‘resign’ while under military arrest
Aide of the vice-president who led last year’s coup claims both leaders have stood down while in detention

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

26, May, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Malian woman gives birth to nine babies
Halima Cisse’s nonuplets all ‘doing well so far’ after delivery by caesarean section at Moroccan hospital

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos and agencies

05, May, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Almost 30 million will need aid in Sahel this year as crisis worsens, UN warns
Armed conflicts, the climate crisis and Covid-19 are contributing to chronic risk of food insecurity in the region, says Unocha report

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

28, Apr, 2021 @3:34 PM

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France under pressure to admit responsibility for Mali airstrike
Paris has repeatedly dismissed UN report into attack that killed 19 wedding guests as not credible

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos and Paul Lorgerie in Bamako

09, Apr, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Ballaké Sissoko: picking up the pieces after US customs broke his kora
Last February, Sissoko’s historic instrument was disassembled on a flight home to Paris. Bolstered by a new kora, his latest album revives their borderless journey

Dale Berning Sawa

07, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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