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Pallbearers carry Kofi Annan’s coffin during the funeral of the former UN secretary-general in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Thursday. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana bid farewell to former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international (...)

Delegates and guests to the first stand-alone International Congress of Parliamentary Women’s Caucuses, in the Upper Yard, Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Emilia Tongi’s election to the Sierra Leone parliament this year was an unlikely victory given she is both an independent and a woman in a system clos(...)

Young people fishing reading sunbathing on dock at Piran Slovenia on the Adriatic Sea coast with Church of St Clement at Punta Lighthouse. Photograph: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Slovenia is so small, bigger ex-Yugoslav republics like to joke, that the capital Ljubljana’s marathon is actually a lap of the entire country, and pl(...)

Aine Costigan lives in Halba, Lebanon, where she works as a programme director with Concern Worldwide.

This week Irish Times Abroad meets Aine Costigan, originally from Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, who works as a programme director with Concern Wo(...)

Former  UN secretary general Kofi Annan:  plaudits for his  softly spoken mediation are balanced by a number of ugly conflicts that spun out of control while he was UN chief. Photograph: EPA

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanit(...)

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, has died. Photograph: Reuters

Former United Nations secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said. Mr Annan, a(...)

Marie Diouf, aka Queen of Salt, displays some of the pure salt which her team of workers are harvesting at Fatick plains in Senegal. Photograph: Lar Boland

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack o(...)

Citizens hide from Zimbabwean soldiers in the streets of Harare, on August 1st, 2018 after protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country’s election. Photograph: Alex McBride/AFP/Getty Images

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s president and the leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, appears on track to achieve a narrow win and avoid a run-off in t(...)

A woman I met at a networking event told me that she values the 5pm Friday drink in her City office. That small ritual helps everyone feel part of corporate culture

Back in the almost-forgotten days before an intense heatwave took hold in Britain, I was somehow persuaded to visit a recently closed factory in a Lon(...)

Aidan Heavey: a true trail blazer in Irish exploration  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tullow Oil founder Aidan Heavey is stepping down as chairman of the exploration group he founded 32 years ago. Mr Heavey became chairman last year af(...)

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