Hannah Corby, Gary Fitzpatrick and Helena O’Donnell from Oxfam Ireland call on Enda Kenny to book his flight for UN talks in Ethiopia on financing development next month. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

A petition signed by 3,520 people from across the State has been sent to Leinster House calling on the Taoiseach to attend the UN’s Financing for Deve(...)

Ethiopian pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa: he says his recital at Farmleigh in Dublin on Wednesday evening will be “very, very special” for him, “very spiritual”.

This is the story of an internationally acclaimed classical pianist from Africa whose career was made possible by the timely intervention of the Irish(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once dubbed the “climate chancellor”, hoped to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7 nations to agree specific emissions goals. Photograph: EPA 1:33

Group of Seven leaders agreed on Monday to wean their economies off carbon fuels and supported a global goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, bu(...)

Maura O’Donohoe, who has died aged 82, was a missionary nun and medical doctor who spent much her life ministering in Africa. There she confronted th(...)

Anti-Slavery International director Aidan McQuade was educated at Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Newry, a school the late former tánaiste Frank Aiken and former deputy first minister Séamus Mallon both attended.

A South Armagh man with an insatiable appetite for knowledge is at the centre of the campaign to eradicate slavery across the globe. Dr Aidan McQuade (...)

Israeli protesters, Jews of Ethiopian origin, participate in a protest against what they say was police violence against their community in Jerusalem on April 30th, 2015. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

A demonstration by Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin against police brutality turned violent on Thursday, with police using water cannon to keep angry (...)

Migrants at the Abu Salim detention centre in Tripoli, where men sleep on pads completely covering the floors of two rooms, bedbugs swarming around them. Arab and African migrants are churning through Libya – where border security is nearly nonexistent, corruption is rampant and human smuggling operations are growing ever more callous and brazen – and boarding boats to cross the Mediterranean. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

The two eight-year-old Eritrean boys had ridden for days across the deserts of Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya, packed in the back of a truck with two ot(...)

A book landed on my desk with a soft little moan recently. It’s called The Wild Oats Project and the subtitle is “One woman’s midlife quest for pas(...)

Ethiopian workers on the Grand Renaissance Dam near the Sudanese-Ethiopian border. The $4.8 billion (€4.5bn) project will provide not just Ethiopia with power but also allow the exporting of energy to neighbouring countries. Photograph: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images

Is Addis Ababa falling down? On first view the city appears tumbledown with half-finished buildings, deserted roadworks, no pavements and battered cor(...)

South Africans gather  outside a hostel during anti-immigrant  violence in Johannesburg. South Africa has sought diplomatic support from  African nations to defeat the ‘demon’ of anti-immigrant violence in the country.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa sought diplomatic support from countries across Africa to defeat the “demon” of anti-immigrant violence in the country, in which at least(...)