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Children wave flags  during the inauguration of the Bel-Air secondary school in Dakar, Senegal, at the same time as a conference organised by the Global Partnership for Education. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The State is to double its financial commitment to an organisation providing education for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. The Departm(...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Attending the African summit would have been a way for Varadkar to signal that Ireland was taking an active interest in EU affairs beyond its own backyard. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

One of the collateral casualties of Ireland’s political drama this week was a planned trip by Leo Varadkar to west Africa. On the face of it, cancelli(...)

Manchester United manager José Mourinho and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

José Mourinho believes Manchester United will thrive in the “huge animosity” of Anfield on Saturday because his players will relish the atmosphere. U(...)

Moroccan migrants sit at the port of Barbate waiting to be transferred by Spanish Guardia Civil after being rescued in  the Strait of Gibraltar off the Spanish coast in July. Photograph: Marcos Moreno/AFP/Getty Images

From the vantage point of Monte Camorro, a hill above the city of Tarifa, a broad strip of morning mist can be seen hovering over the sea. But beyond,(...)

Shares in oil company Cairn Energy rose on Tuesday after it raised its estimate of the resources it believes can be recovered from a key offshore proj(...)

Sibeth Ndiaye: Emmanuel Macron relies on the 37-year-old bundle of energy who stands out among the geeks and hipsters who dominate his entourage. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

She is a member of President Emmanuel Macron’s inner circle, one of the adoring staff who helped him win the May 7th election. Sibeth Ndiaye, the pre(...)

There is as yet no vaccine available for the Zika virus, though human testing of a live vaccine has begun in Austria. Photograph: EPA/Esteban Biba

Last year many people were very worried about travelling to Latin America, the Caribbean and southern states of the United States when it was confirme(...)

No palm tree left unclimbed: Like a Fianna Fáil politician seeking the last vote up a mountain boreen, diplomats canvassed every remote corner of the oceans from the Comoros to Vanuatu. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The trigger has been pulled and the tortuous journey has begun. The diplomatic corps has been reshuffled. Experienced ambassadors have been assigned t(...)

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow meeting Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on Tuesday in Banjul. Photograph: Kuku Marong/AP

Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, will be publicly sworn in on Saturday in a ceremony marking the west African country’s emergence from more than (...)

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