Is Paul Kagame’s Rwanda a dictatorship?
Paul Kagame has been president of Rwanda for 22 years
Global lens

Is Paul Kagame’s Rwanda a dictatorship?

The ‘repressive’ African nation is hosting this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
23 Jun 2022
Rwandan genocide: what happened in 1994?
Prince Charles is shown skulls during a visit to the Nyamata Church genocide memorial
In Depth

Rwandan genocide: what happened in 1994?

Prince of Wales urges the world not to forget the atrocities during visit to Nyamata Church genocide memorial
23 Jun 2022
Rwanda deportations: the legal bids to stop first flight explained
A protester demonstrates against the Home Office’s Rwanda plan
Getting to grips with . . .

Rwanda deportations: the legal bids to stop first flight explained

Blanket legal challenges fail in run-up to take-off but individual asylum-seeker cases have more success
14 Jun 2022
Blasphemy in Nigeria: a death sentence
Sokoto gate
In Depth

Blasphemy in Nigeria: a death sentence

Christian student killed by Muslim peers who accused her of insulting Prophet Mohammad
27 May 2022
Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia
A Somali soldier stands guard after an al-Shabaab attack in 2015
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia

Joe Biden overturns Trump-era decision to withdraw from African terrorism battle
18 May 2022
What South Africa can tell us about the future of Covid
A man in Johannesburg receives a testing swab for Covid
Getting to grips with . . .

What South Africa can tell us about the future of Covid

Cases are rising again as new sub-variants emerge
4 May 2022
Why is Russia so reliant on mercenaries?
Russian-speaking troops without insignia stationed outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea in 2014
Behind the scenes

Why is Russia so reliant on mercenaries?

Wagner Group fighter reportedly captured by jihadists in Mali
26 Apr 2022

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Will Tigray truce deliver lasting peace?
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed
Between the lines

Will Tigray truce deliver lasting peace?

Rebels and government agree ‘cessation of hostilities’ to allow humanitarian aid to reach millions in need
29 Mar 2022
Why African countries are standing by Putin
A meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Getting to grips with . . .

Why African countries are standing by Putin

Western diplomats ‘furious’ over refusals to condemn Russian aggression
16 Mar 2022
France’s withdrawal from Mali: a victory for the Kremlin?
A French soldier in a field in Mali
Global lens

France’s withdrawal from Mali: a victory for the Kremlin?

Now, the Kremlin has spotted an opportunity to expand its influence across Africa
4 Mar 2022
Africa Cup of Nations: eight killed after stampede in Cameroon
The scene of the stampede at Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon 
The latest on . . .

Africa Cup of Nations: eight killed after stampede in Cameroon

Many people also injured in the crush outside of Yaoundé’s Olembe Stadium
25 Jan 2022
Africa Cup of Nations: is there a more disrespected tournament?
The Africa Cup of Nations opening ceremony in Yaoundé, Cameroon
In Depth

Africa Cup of Nations: is there a more disrespected tournament?

Build-up to the continental showpiece was overshadowed by player call-up debate
12 Jan 2022
Do falling Omicron cases in South Africa offer hope to other countries?
Healthcare workers wearing PPE in Johannesburg, South Africa
In Depth

Do falling Omicron cases in South Africa offer hope to other countries?

Hospitalisations down sharply after cases spiked following arrival of new Covid variant
21 Dec 2021
Omicron predictions: how experts think the next wave will begin and end
A queue of people waiting to receive their Covid-19 booster jab
Getting to grips with . . .

Omicron predictions: how experts think the next wave will begin and end

Sage modellers give best- and worst-case scenarios for the new Covid-19 variant
15 Dec 2021
What has the UK learned about Omicron from South Africa?
Possible Covid-19 patient at Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Today’s big question

What has the UK learned about Omicron from South Africa?

Early data suggests the new Covid-19 variant may be milder with fewer hospitalised patients requiring oxygen
7 Dec 2021
The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron
Moderna lab
Behind the scenes

The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron

Scientists ‘flying at warp speed’ to decode the new Covid-19 variant
30 Nov 2021
Ethiopia on the brink of ‘irreversible state collapse’
Soldiers in Ethiopia
In Brief

Ethiopia on the brink of ‘irreversible state collapse’

The basic issue is how much autonomy Ethiopia’s regions should have
19 Nov 2021
Government calls for Ethiopians to ‘take up arms’ to defend capital
Captured Ethiopian troops arrive at a Tigrayan hospital
The latest on . . .

Government calls for Ethiopians to ‘take up arms’ to defend capital

State of emergency called as UN report warns of possible war crimes on all sides
3 Nov 2021
Everything we know so far about the Sudan military coup
Protestors block a road in the Sudanese capital city Khartoum
Global lens

Everything we know so far about the Sudan military coup

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other leaders detained in apparent power grab
25 Oct 2021
Sudan ‘on the brink’ as army and civilian divisions deepen
Sudanese protestors on the streets of Khartoum
In Depth

Sudan ‘on the brink’ as army and civilian divisions deepen

Thousands rally in central Khartoum to demand return to military rule
21 Oct 2021
What the world’s first malaria vaccine means for Africa
A worker inspects a mosquito net in Arusha, Tanzania
Global lens

What the world’s first malaria vaccine means for Africa

World Health Organization hails breakthrough in battle against tropical disease
7 Oct 2021
Where will be next target for global jihad?
A member of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad pictured in 2004
Today’s big question

Where will be next target for global jihad?

Militant insurgents already hold territory in a string of poor and unstable states
31 Aug 2021
Why has Tunisia’s president sacked the prime minister?
Tunisian President Kais Saied pictured in 2019
Fact file

Why has Tunisia’s president sacked the prime minister?

Hichem Mechichi dismissed amid violent Covid-19 demonstrations
26 Jul 2021
Everything you need to know about the South Africa riots
A police officer stands over a suspected looter in Soweto, Johannesburg
In Depth

Everything you need to know about the South Africa riots

Jacob Zuma’s ‘private spy’ prime suspect in investigation into deadly civil unrest
14 Jul 2021
Is Ethiopia’s civil war at ‘turning point’ as Tigray rebels retake key cities?
Captured Ethiopian troops arrive at the Mekele Rehabilitation Center
The latest on . . .

Is Ethiopia’s civil war at ‘turning point’ as Tigray rebels retake key cities?

New offensive launched after federal government declares unilateral ceasefire
14 Jul 2021
South Africa’s landmark ruling: how the courts stood up to Jacob Zuma
Zuma on trial
In Brief

South Africa’s landmark ruling: how the courts stood up to Jacob Zuma

Last week the former president was jailed for 15 months for contempt of court - a first in the country’s history
9 Jul 2021
Kibbutzniks, quitters and patriotism
Last Night of the Proms
Podcast

Kibbutzniks, quitters and patriotism

What does a row about a kibbutz say about modern Israel? Are record numbers of people about to give up their jobs? And why can’t we work out how to ce…
25 Jun 2021
African countries appeal for Covid vaccines to fight third wave
Patients queue for a vaccination in Harare, Zimbabwe
In Depth

African countries appeal for Covid vaccines to fight third wave

New infections soar by more than 30% in eight of the continent’s nations in just a week
9 Jun 2021
Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer
German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass announces the deal with the Namibian government
In Depth

Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer

Ethnic leaders are demanding €440bn in reparations for killing of up to 75,000 people
4 Jun 2021
Climate change: what is ‘the point of no return’?
COP25
In Depth

Climate change: what is ‘the point of no return’?

UK preparing to host COP26 as scientists warn of need for urgent intervention
1 Jun 2021
Jacob Zuma’s corruption and fraud trial
Jacob Zuma
Getting to grips with . . .

Jacob Zuma’s corruption and fraud trial

Former South African president pleads not guilty to 18 charges linked to arms deal
27 May 2021
Why migrants are surging on Spain’s southern border with Morocco
Spanish Civil guards approach a migrant in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta
In Depth

Why migrants are surging on Spain’s southern border with Morocco

Rabat scales back border protections in retaliation over long-running Saharan dispute
19 May 2021
How is Macron linked to death of Chad’s ‘ruthless’ president?
Emmanuel Macron welcomes Idriss Déby at the Elysee Palace in 2018
Unreported world

How is Macron linked to death of Chad’s ‘ruthless’ president?

Analysts say ‘French foreign policy blunder’ paved way for killing of Idriss Deby by rebel group
27 Apr 2021
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