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 Annie Waithira, Farah Elle and Patience Moyo at the launch of the programme for Africa Day 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The annual flagship Africa Day event at the Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park will not take place this year. The Department of Foreign Affai(...)

 Reconstruction image of a Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, a gigantic mammalian carnivore that lived 22 million years ago in Africa. Photograph: Mauricio Anton/Ohio University/AFP

When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi museum in 2010, she(...)

A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday for 29 German tourists who died after their bus veered off a steep road, as Germany’s foreign minist(...)

Aurivo processes 400m litres of milk annually

A no-deal Brexit could hit a significant part of co-op Aurivo’s milk processing business, its chief executive Aaron Forde has warned. Operating profi(...)

Young Sudanese carry a national flag as they rally in the capital Khartoum on Sunday. The new regime has said it would hand over power to civilians after a transition period. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Talks between Sudan’s new military rulers and protest organisers demanding a civilian government have continued, as thousands of demonstrators remaine(...)

Caroline Dwyer: ‘We didn’t get to hear anything until the following day. I was at work, and my husband rang me. He said ‘Have you had any strange phone calls?’ ’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Caroline Dwyer was going through her emails the other day, and she found the last one her son, Michael, ever sent her. It was on Mother’s Day, March 2(...)

The new baby gorilla has yet to be named because the sex is unknown as yet. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Dublin Zoo’s newest resident, a baby western lowland gorilla. First it arrives into the world on April 1st and th(...)

 Pope Francis  kneels to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, as vice president Riek Machar (right) looks on, at the Vatican on Thursday. Photograph: Vatican Media/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican, knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders (...)

Sand martin trying to escape netting. Photograph: Twitter

A local British council is set to remove netting on cliffs which was preventing sand martins returning to their nest sites after migrating from Africa(...)

Keepers at Dublin Zoo have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as mother Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

A new baby gorilla has been born at Dublin Zoo but it has yet be given a name. The youngster arrived on April 1st and not as an April’s fools joke to(...)

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