Parents of students abducted from Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria, pray inside the school premises.
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To stem the tide of violent extremism across the Sahel region, especially northwest Nigeria, the vulnerabilities and grudges of border communities need to be properly addressed.
Mahdi Shaban, a Palestinian living in Gaza, paid for his master’s degree with earnings from digging graves.
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Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
A vendor selling cereals in Nairobi.
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The Ukraine crisis is significantly increasing political stress and potential conflict throughout Africa.
High speed trains like this one in Casablanca, Morocco, will benefit from satellite communication support.
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Africa’s outer space programme can help the continent meet its other flagship goals.
A group of migrants are guided up the beach after being brought into Kent on a lifeboat.
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The choice of Rwanda has a logic about it. But it’s also controversial.
Some African leaders have not forgiven NATO for the ouster and death of Libya’s Gaddafi.
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African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected to the conflict.
Abdelmadjid Tebboune after winning the Algerian presidential election in 2019.
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Maghreb countries are unlikely to step up to replace Russian gas supplies without an implicit nod from Moscow.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and African leaders at the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum in Sochi in 2019.
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Russia is attempting to export its governance model of an authoritarian, kleptocratic and transactional regime onto Africa.
Snowfall in the Sahara desert.
In order for snow to form, two distinctive weather properties are needed: cold temperatures and moist air. The Sahara can tick these boxes.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah speaks after submitting his candidacy papers for the presidential election last November. The poll was postponed.
The biggest challenge is that the government does not have a monopoly over the legitimate use of force.
African tech entrepreneurs are performing well despite extreme challenges.
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A new handbook shows that African entrepreneurs are able to hold their own globally if given the chance.
General Mahamat Idriss Déby at the funeral of his father Chadian president Idriss Deby.
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Chad’s political institutions are corroded by corrupt politics to a degree that make true political reforms highly unlikely.
Idriss Déby, the late former president of Chad.
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Déby’s legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, is visible as President Joe Biden holds a virtual meeting with the Mexican president at the White House in March 2021.
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What do Biden’s first 100 days in office mean for the next four years in terms of foreign policy? There are already some clues — but questions too.
Under tight security, Libyans mark the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi in Martyrs Square, Tripoli, Libya.
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Ten years after the Arab Spring, hope has given way to turmoil as Libyans have watched duelling governments and armed groups fight over the country’s oil riches. Is a new chance for peace afoot?
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Erdoğan’s aggressive foreign policy is one of the reasons Turkey’s economy is suffering a downturn.
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The shrinking of Lake Chad contributes to instability in the countries which sit around its expanse.
Turkey’s Oruç Reis vessel has been carrying out seismic work in contested waters.
With France on manoeuvres and Germany struggling to play peacemaker, Turkish-Greek relations are close to 1974 lows.
Migrants rescued at sea in early July on board the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean.
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Official statistics record 377 deaths in the Mediterranean in 2020, but the true figure is likely to be much higher.
The peace process is at an impasse in Libya’s protracted civil conflict.
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The peace process has unfolded in fits and starts, and thus far there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel.