US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

The Court of Appeal granted an injunction against the children’s deportation.

The parents of two young children have secured an injunction stopping their deportation after the family allegedly fled to Ireland from Malawi because(...)

A simple, locally made device added to a clay  stove can use the heat from  cooking to make electricity to charge mobile phones, lights and radios

Dublin engineers working with rural communities in Malawi have come up with an effective joint solution to two problems faced by developing countries.(...)

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(...)

You won’t hear a better album made by a lad from Sweden and a lad from Malawi this year. Flippancy aside, “Makes A King” is the most intri(...)

A sisterly kind of friendship: Dr Fiona Dennehy and Caoimhe de Barra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times  A sisterly kind of friendship: Dr Fiona Dennehy and Caoimhe de Barra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fiona Dennehy is a GP and partner in the Cremore Clinic in Glasnevin. She works with the North Dublin General Practitioners Training Scheme, training (...)

 Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)

A report by sanitation charity WaterAid and the World Health Organization says every year half a million babies die before they reach a month old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 per cent have no sou(...)

Sabine Atlaoui, the wife of death-row prisoner Sergei Atlaoui of France, arrives with other relatives at Wijayapura port for a visit to Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap. Sergei Atlaoui along with Rodrigo Gularte of Brazil, Australian Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing execution by firing squad in Nusakambangan. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA 1:10

Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smuggle(...)

 Suzanne Strempek Shea and Mags Riordan, who is the subject of Shea’s new book, ‘This is Paradise’.

Introduction I eavesdrop, frequently. It’s in the writer’s job description to be nosy, and noticing. Always. To spot the ticking second hand of the w(...)