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Rescuers search to retrieve bodies from the water after a ferry overturned off the shores of Ukerewe Island on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Photograph: Reuters

The captain of a ferry which sank on Lake Victoria has been arrested as the death toll from the disaster climbed above 130. Tanzania’s president John(...)

The upturned passenger ferry MV Nyerere  in the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania on Friday. Photograph: AP

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria in east Africa after a ferry sank on Thursday, Tanzanian officials have said. Scores more w(...)

Seamus Walsh with his family in Melbourne: ‘For 34 hours of care per fortnight we pay AUD$377 which is subsidised 50 per cent by the government, so we are out of pocket AUD$188 (€116 euro) or about $5.50 per hour.’

As new report published last week found the cost of childcare in Ireland is a major factor in discouraging women from participating in the workforce, (...)

 Miriam Kasztura  from Switzerland and Alice Leahy from Dublin, both centre, with  Dr Joan McCarthy of UCC and Dr Dolores Dooley, formerly with UCC’s philosophy department.

Homelessness campaigner Alice Leahy has received an international human rights award for her work over four decades in assisting the homeless and roug(...)

Supporters celebrate after Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner in the country’s landmark election, in the Harare suburb of Mbare on Friday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s opposition alliance vowed on Friday to legally challenge the disputed election results that saw the ruling Zanu-PF party hold on to power(...)

Irish societies in Africa are among the oldest in the world. Membership peaked in the post-independence era.

When we arrived in Zambia in 2008, the Wild Geese Society of Lusaka welcomed my husband and I with a ferocity that denied us any opportunity for lonel(...)

Aminex has signed a farm out agreement related to its flagship Ntorya project in Tanzania. Photograph: iStock

Shares in oil and gas company Aminex rocketed 31 per cent on Wednesday afternoon after the company signed an agreement which will accelerate developme(...)

Dr Jane Goodall with a chimpanzee at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in June 2018. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni

As soon as Dr Jane Goodall steps out of the Jeep by the chimpanzee enclosure at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, there’s a sudden outcry. The chi(...)

Imani Tutu at the Free Bird sculpture in Cavan. Imani came to Ireland with his family in 2014 from Tanzania as UNHCR-sponsored refugees. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Imani Tutu spent the first two decades of his life in a refugee camp in western Tanzania. A few years before he was born Tutu’s parents were forced to(...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

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