Dr Rhona Mahony trains healthcare workers in Tanzania. Photograph: Robert Ngumbo

Saturday, August 16th I have become a volunteer with Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) and my first VSO opportunity is a short-term placement o(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony in Tanzania  with the healthworkers she helped train. Photograph: Robert Ngumbo

An easily manageable complication of pregnancy in Ireland can rapidly become a matter of life or death for a woman living in a remote part of the sout(...)

Dublin-listed oil and gas firm Aminex says it is ready to start gas production from its Kiliwani field in Tanzania. Aminex chief executive Jay Bhatta(...)

 Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lesotho and Kazakhstan, are among the countries where Irish people chose to marry last year.

The small Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the landlocked African country of Lesotho and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, are just some of the(...)

Govan Jolliffe-Byrne (20) from Portmarnock, had been backpacking in eastern Africa since June.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is providing consular assistance to the family of young man who died in Tanzania. The man, who is from (...)

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(...)

Differences in culture, business approach and regulation may put many people off the possibility of growing into places such as Africa but that doesn’t mean there aren’t major opportunities there

Terms such as “tech start-up” and “developing world” are not frequently heard in the same sentence. Irish companies looking to go big usually aim for (...)

Nigerian ambassador Dr Bolere Ketebu and South African ambassador Ahlangene Sigcay at the launch of the Irish Aid 2014 Annual report, in Iveagh House. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is confident Ireland will move closer to meeting its target of allocating 0.7 per cent of(...)

David Thom: ‘The place we live must be a place we love, a place we don’t want to leave.’

Our home is buses, boats hotels, guest houses, farms, villages, towns and cities. Our home is the road, two backpacks and each other, and we love it. (...)

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The fall of the Berlin Wall more than 25 years ago transformed the political landscape in Europe, but its repercussions were felt much further afield.(...)