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Transnational oil companies are looking to leave the Niger Delta without cleaning up their mess. Ken Henshaw...

Alaa Abd el-Fattah

The activists of the Arab Spring have faced a devastating backlash. We must support them, writes Nanjala Nyabola...

Russia’s invasion has triggered cost rises and staple shortages. Ugochi Anyaka-Oluigbo examines the crisis...

Swapsies: Nigerian artist Lukas Osarobo-Okoro, photographed outside the British Museum in London. Osarobo-Okoro and the Ahiamwen Guild of Benin have offered to donate new artworks to the institution. DYLAN MARTINEZ/ALAMY

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Taken during a violent British raid, the Benin bronzes have sat in Western museums and private collections for over a...

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Mamady Doumbouya, the latest snout at Guinea’s trough.

An intimate 7-minute video portrait shares a stonecutter’s family struggling with hunger in Sierra Leone.

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Mike Loewe reports from South Africa on the community fighting to stop Shell from exploration along its...

A decade on from the revolution, and after a succession of chaotic governments, is democracy teetering in Tunisia, asks...

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DJ Switch, a 13-year-old campaigner for children’s rights and all-round powerhouse, talks with Subi...

Credit: Pascal Maitre/Panos Between Lokutu & Lukumete, rainforest grows beside the River Congo, dwarving a pirogue sailing near the bank.

The recent anti-deforestation pledge at the UN climate talks is a welcome announcement, but to protect the ‘lungs of Africa...

Supporters of the ruling military junta, the CNRD, stand in front of their headquarters the day after the 2021 coup d'état in Guinea. Credit: Aboubacarkhoraa/WikiCommons

Multiple coups, a global virus and democracy on the ropes in many parts of the world. Nanjala Nyabola asks...

Hazel Healy sheds light on a deeply dysfunctional food chain.

Eritrean refugees gathered at an UNHCR registration facility in Ende Baguna, Ethiopia. Credit: Sven Torfinn/Panos

A one-party political system, mass disappearances and a total ban on non-state media – Alex Jackson of...

With herders under threat from global heating in Somaliland, the government has hatched a plan to move millions to the coast...

Richard Swift on East Africa’s first woman president, a Zanzibar-based organizer promising to protect...

South Africa’s recent uprisings have revealed how much of a tinderbox the country is, argues Glen Retief....

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