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University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

A harrowing account of arriving in Rwanda at the height of the genocide there in 1994 is among more than 150 audio files being released by the Defence(...)

Dr Conor Cruise O’Brien: minister in the 1973-1977 coalition government, an editor-in-chief of the ‘Observer’ in the 1980s and an elected unionist politician in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politician, diplomat, journalist, historian, public intellectual and contrarian: the long life and many works of Conor Cruise O’Brien were discussed i(...)

 Enda Kenny with Leo Quinlan and some of the men who served with Col Patrick Quinlan in the Congo. L-R: Tadhg Quinn, Leo Boland, Noel Carey, Tom Gunne, and Sen Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Tribute has been paid to the man who led 155 Defence Force members back to Ireland after the Siege of Jadotville in 1961. The late Col Pat Quinlan fr(...)

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres: “Sexual exploitation and abuse has no place in our world. It is a global menace and it must end.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres renewed attempts to eradicate sexual abuse and exploitation within the organisation at last week’s g(...)

Kany Kazadi’s screaming red and green hair braids have jumped off her Twitter page and rustled up a stor. Photograph: Kany Kazadi/Twitter

Kany Kazadi’s screaming red and green hair braids have jumped off her Twitter page and rustled up a storm. Mayo can only hope they have the same capac(...)

US president Donald Trump has systematically tried to delegitimise the institutions that hold him accountable. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Sigh. If only President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis as passionately and sincerely as he castigates journalists. What could be an easier task than(...)

Trump supporters:  Forty-two per cent of American adults are classified as white working class. For two decades they have seen incomes shrink in favour, as they see it, of welfare recipients, “identity groups”, graduates and the rich.

Did I tell you Donald Trump is a vulgar, foul-mouthed, meat-faced, 71-year-old redneck buffoon? To be honest, he is a fossil-fuel guzzling, Big Mac-ea(...)

Tina Kisyombe, who came to Ireland from Malawi in 2015 and lives with her mother in direct provision.

On Wednesday morning Amani Balemba joined his school friends from CBS Westland Row secondary school in Dublin to collect his Leaving Cert results. Unl(...)

Roger Casement in Congo in September 1898

A century after his execution for high treason, a version of Roger Casement remains buried, not in Pentonville prison or Glasnevin Cemetery, but in Ma(...)

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