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Maggie Coughlan climbing Mount Kenya. The Bantry, Co Cork, native has been living in  Kenya since 2016
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  • November 19, 2017, 09:00

Maggie Coughlan is from Bantry, Co Cork. She arrived in Kenya in 2016 after living in Australia for four years. She is a criminology researcher by pro(...)

People watch at a bar in Harare as Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe defied expectations he would resign on Sunday, pledging to preside over a Zanu-PF congress next month even though t(...)

Lian Bell and Cian O’Brien: Cian: I wished my school had home economics. I would like to be able to sew. Lian: You can borrow my sewing machine anytime.

What do you think is your most dominant character trait? Lian: Probably being really controlled and organised. Cian: Controlled isn’t necessarily (...)

Robert Mugabe (third from left) with Zimbabwe defence forces  Gen Constantino Chiwenga (right) and South African envoys at State House in Harare on Thursday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/ZBC

Veterans of Zimbabwe’s liberation war have given President Robert Mugabe an ultimatum to resign by the weekend or face mass protests and possible expu(...)

After clinging tenaciously to power for almost four decades – a period of misrule characterised by violence, repression, vote-rigging and economic col(...)

Elephants at Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe: Annual hunting revenue this year in Zimbabwe could be as much as €110m, mainly from the US market. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalised a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the (...)

Susanna Ceccardi of the right-wing Northern League, who is mayor of Cascina, in Tuscany. “I think that regulating immigration is a moderate position,” she says. Photograph: Facebook

In September 1944 African-American soldiers from the US Army’s “Buffalo” division helped liberate Cascina from German forces retreating north into the(...)

This screengrab from Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation  shows Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe with  Gen Constantino Chiwenga and South African envoys at State House in Harare. Photograph:  ZBC/AFP/Getty Images

A smiling president Robert Mugabe has been pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe’s military chief a day after the Zimbabwean army seized power in the c(...)

Denis Naughten  has said the Government also agreed ‘to support developing countries through sharing information and expertise around our Irish Aid programmes’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to provide additional funding for vulnerable countries feeling the brunt of global warming, including those living with the conseque(...)

Women walk past an armoured personnel carrier by an intersection in Harare.  Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Robert Mugabe’s four decades of autocratic rule over Zimbabwe appeared to be at an end after the army seized control of the country on Wednesday and p(...)

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