Africa

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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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Weather tracker: Cheneso restrengthens to bring flooding to Madagascar
Tropical storm upgraded to cyclone, hitting island with 75mph winds and intense rainfall

Lauren Herdman (Metdesk)

27, Jan, 2023 @9:18 AM

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Wake up, Davos … global leaders must think local to solve the world’s problems | Kennedy Odede
Last week’s Swiss pow-wow was all very well, but the solutions to poverty and climate change lie in the field

Kennedy Odede

27, Jan, 2023 @7:15 AM

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Africa has become ‘less safe, secure and democratic’ in past decade, report finds
Progress in key areas has stalled because of Covid, conflict and the climate crisis, but peaceful nations are performing better

Kaamil Ahmed

26, Jan, 2023 @11:15 AM

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Children go hungry at Kenya refugee camp as malnutrition numbers soar
MSF charity reports 33% rise in malnourished patients at giant Dadaab complex after influx from drought-stricken Somalia

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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EU toughens stance on non-EU countries taking back citizens denied right to stay
Campaigners say bloc’s plan to use development aid, trade policy and access to visas as ‘leverage’ fails to put human rights first

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

26, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Asylum-seeking families with children could face removal from UK to Rwanda
Immigration minister Robert Jenrick says ‘not necessarily a bar’ to families being sent to African country

Diane Taylor

25, Jan, 2023 @6:07 PM

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Guinea worm disease could be second ever human illness to be eradicated
As cases fall, the condition that once affected millions of people in Africa and Asia could also be the first to be wiped out without medicines

Lizzy Davies

25, Jan, 2023 @12:20 PM

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Brazil, Kenya, the US – tech giants are putting democracy in peril the world over | Odanga Madung
Billions of us are due to vote in the next two years as the scourge of online misinformation grows ever worse. It’s time to regulate

Odanga Madung

25, Jan, 2023 @7:15 AM

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Eswatini: murder of pro-democracy activist prompts outrage
Fears security agencies may have been involved in shooting of Thulani Maseko in his home on Saturday

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Phathizwe Zulu in Eswatini

24, Jan, 2023 @5:22 PM

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‘Culture is hard to break’: Kenya’s medical schools face a shortage of cadavers
Medical training is in demand, but hesitancy on body donation means students have little to work with, while an illicit trade in transplant organs flourishes

Caroline Kimeu

24, Jan, 2023 @1:10 PM

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‘The Crocodile has not changed’: Zimbabwe opposition warns of election violence
Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa urges world to keep ‘eyes on’ President Mnangagwa amid fears of repression this summer

Jason Burke Africa correspondent and Nyasha Chingono in Harare

22, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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