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A group of 70 pastors attached to evangelical Christian denominations  have written to the Government warning of ‘severe’ consequences if their churches are not opened up.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A group of 70 pastors attached to evangelical Christian denominations in Ireland have written to the Government warning of “severe” consequences if th(...)

A patrol car of the Lagos state security drives through Nigerian protesters demonstrating in the streets of Alausa Ikeja after the authorities declared an open-ended lockdown in Lagos. Photograph: Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP via Getty

“Don’t run! Sit down!” yelled the young woman on the stage at the hundreds of impassioned protesters in front of her. “Hold your flag? . . . Nobody wi(...)

Protesters chant and sing solidarity songs as they barricade an expressway to protest against police brutality, at Magboro, Ogun state, Nigeria. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in his country, as authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital La(...)

Fernando Vicario: he has worked for Bank of America  for the past 25 years

Bank of America has named company veteran Fernando Vicario as the next chief executive of its EU banking hub in Dublin as financial firms prepare for(...)

The future of third-level education will rely less on cramming hundreds of students into lecture halls to hear a Powerpoint presentation. Photograph: iStock

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 crisis has impacted hugely on education, especially at primary and secondary levels. The third-level sector, howev(...)

From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazing a trail for independent women. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/ AFP/ Getty

The convent school prefect is having a moment. From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazi(...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison  pictured with Paystack co-founder and chief executive Shola Akinlade

Stripe is to buy Nigerian payments start-up Paystack for an undisclosed sum in its biggest acquisition to date. The company, founded by Limerick-born(...)

Pastor Fred Alimet buttons up Silus Odii’s shirt after releasing him from being tethered inside.  Photograph: Christopher Hopkins

The corrugated iron door unlocks from the outside and pushes open slowly. A girl in a faded dress and green sandals looks up as the unforgiving Afr(...)

 A protester holds a placard at a demonstration against the Nigerian rogue police, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, in Ikeja in  Lagos. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye

Nigerians are continuing to protest against police brutality and rampant exploitation, days after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a directive saying(...)

“In 2018 alone, 5.3 million children died before their fifth birthdays. Behind each statistic there is a mother struggling to feed her child and not succeeding.” Photograph: Getty Images

Persisting hunger across the planet is an “immense mountain” that must overcome if the UN sustainable development goal of “zero hunger” is to be reali(...)

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