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End of an era: KLM is saying goodbye to the Fokker aircraft, after 97 years of service. On Sunday, a special Fokker monument will be unveiled  at Schiphol-Oost at about 10am

KLM will be retiring the workhorse of their fleet this weekend in Amsterdam after 97 years of faithful service. The back bone of the short-haul fleet (...)

South Africa is having a resurgence in tourism traffic and starting to reappear on the honeymoon destinations list

Interest in, and traffic to, the African continent is steadily increasing from Ireland, particularly for business and honeymoons. Ethiopian Airways fl(...)

Shimelba was the first Eritrean refugee camp to open, in 2004. It now houses more than 6,000 refugees. Photograph: James Jeffrey

Each night along the border of arid hills, Eritreans cautiously move through the terrain’s dead ground out of sight of their own military to escape in(...)

Dick Warner: the environmentalist and broadcaster at home in Donadea, Co Kildare, in 1995. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Richard (Dick) Warner Born: July 19th, 1946 Died: June 16th, 2017 The broadcaster Derek Mooney remembers spending hours in Donadea Forest Park, in Co(...)

The aftermath of    a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. Militant jihadist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

At the end of last year, Ethiopia withdrew thousands of troops previously assisting the internationally-funded African military force battling al-Qaed(...)

Traders deliver khat to a market near the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

After a year in Ethiopia I couldn’t help noticing how many residents in the capital, Addis Ababa, liked to spend a weekend afternoon incongruously che(...)

People look at the damage  to dwellings built near the  landfill of Addis Ababa on Sunday. Photograph: Zacharias Abubeker/Getty Images

The death toll following the collapse of a mountain of rubbish at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital has reached 62, officials said(...)

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: some of her critics  believe she only took the job of chairwoman of the African Union Commission to enhance her profile back in South Africa. Photograph: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

Outgoing African Union Commission chairwoman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to soon enter the race to succeed her ex-husband, Jacob Zuma, as p(...)

Irish actress Ruth Negga: "I don't think I was prepared for how much I have to talk about myself. I find that intensely boring."

Ruth Negga accommodates a rare combination of strength and frailty. She professes to nervousness when speaking in public. She talks sincerely of a ne(...)

 Meryl Streep: “Disrespect invites disrespect.”  Photograph: EPA/HFPA

Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday to criticise US president-elect Donald Trump fo(...)

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