As interior minister, the far-right leader introduced a series of measures aimed at reducing the influx across the Mediterranean from North Africa.
The World Health Organisation says a glut of information, some of it false or misleading, is causing an “infodemic” around the coronavirus outbreak.
Though largely unidentified, the militants are launching more attacks and driving up humanitarian needs in one of the country’s poorest regions.
Aid agencies and donors say aid is being blocked and wasted in Yemen. But they don’t agree how bad it is or what to do next.
If a new generation is allowed to breed, it could spell disaster for a region where tens of millions of people are already facing severe hunger.
President Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall may be a long way from coming to fruition, but his policies have created a virtual wall instead.
The deaths of at least 15 women and children come as Rohingya look to leave behind persecution in Myanmar and restrictions in Bangladesh camps.
An election boycott by rebels and the opposition keeps turnout low in Cameroon’s legislative and municipal elections.
The violent dispersal of a protest in Niger’s migration hub, and its aftermath, cast the effects of EU migration policies into sharp relief.
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