‘We see mothers die and children die’: Uganda’s teen pregnancy crisis | Suzanne Moore | Global development

A woman lies on her back, a one-year-old straddling her. One hand is over her eyes, the other held out. A nurse gently inserts a small white strip of contraceptive implant into her upper arm while her baby plays on her. They beckon me in. Privacy hardly seems to be an issue here. I am …

Masked gunmen storm oil corporation HQ in Libya | World news

Armed men have stormed the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, where a blast and gunfire were heard, witnesses and a security source have said. The building near the city centre had caught fire and was surrounded by security services, they said. There was no official confirmation of any casualties. “The security services …

Theresa May signs security partnership with Nigeria’s president | Politics

Theresa May has signed a security pact with Nigeria’s president aimed at helping the country combat the militant group Boko Haram through better military training and anti-terrorist propaganda techniques developed in the UK. The British prime minister’s agreement with Muhammadu Buhari was announced at a summit between the pair in Abuja and billed by the …

While Trump tweets about white farmers, indigenous peoples face annihilation | Raj Patel | Opinion

The first time Donald Trump tweeted about Africa, he agonised over white people. After watching Fox News’ coverage of the South African land debate last week, the President of the United States instructed his secretary of state to look into the “large scale killing of farmers”. Followers of Peter Dutton’s nine months tenure at Australia’s …

Aquarius: onboard the migrant rescue ship – arriving in Malta | Global development

11 to 14 August: Waiting for a destination to disembark Aquarius remains on standby 32 nautical miles off the European coast with 141 survivors onboard. MSF medical staff say their condition is stable. Libya, and then Malta and Italy, had refused to let them disembark. But on 15 August Aquarius receives instructions from Malta to …

Chris Martin and Damon Albarn join campaign to free Uganda star Bobi Wine | World news

Dozens of top musicians including Chris Martin, Chrissie Hynde, Brian Eno and Damon Albarn have signed an open letter calling for the release of detained Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known to fans as Bobi Wine. Kyagulanyi was charged in a military court in Uganda last week with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition after …

Mnangagwa talks of unity as opposition hides from army | World news

Hundreds of opposition activists in Zimbabwe are in hiding from an army-led crackdown days after ruling party leader Emmerson Mnangagwa was the presidential winner of a hotly contested and controversial election. Soldiers moved through suburbs of Harare, the capital, and satellite cities on Friday night and early on Saturday morning, beating supporters of the opposition …

Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa narrowly wins historic presidential poll | World news

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s president and the leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, has won the country’s historic and hotly contested presidential election. Officials from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced early on Friday that Mnangagwa had received 2.46m votes or 50.8% of the 4.8m votes cast. Nelson Chamisa, the candidate of the opposition Movement for …

Zimbabwe election: army opens fire on protesters in Harare | World news

Soldiers and police fought running battles with hundreds of protesters in Harare on Wednesday, firing live ammunition, teargas and water cannon as rising tensions over Zimbabwe’s presidential election spilled into violence. The army was deployed in the capital after police proved unable to quell demonstrators who claim Monday’s historic election is being rigged. A soldier …

Fire, not bomb, probably caused 2016 EgyptAir crash, French inquiry says | World news

French investigators said on Friday a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash that claimed the lives of 66 passengers and crew, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said explosives traces were found on the victims’ remains. France’s civil aviation accident bureau, known by its French acronym BEA, said information gleaned from the flight recorders …