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Jane Goodall in Gombe National Park, 1965: her findings on the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees would challenge the scientific orthodoxy of her time

When conservationist and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall ventured into Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park in 1960, she wasn’t Dr Jane Goodall. Indeed(...)

Men occupy the closed Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Abdul Aziz/Handout via Reuters

About 50 asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating fo(...)

The TruTrade  platform is now being used in Uganda and Kenya, most recently to open up a direct European market for avocado farmers.

A cashless trading platform developed and operated by an Irish organisation is giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops whil(...)

 A Spanish Maritime Rescue ship carrying the 90 rescued migrants arrives at the port of Almeria, Spain, last week. Photograph: Carlos Barba/EPA

A sharp increase in the number of migrants arriving from Africa is stretching the resources of local authorities in Spain and has prompted the governm(...)

Zimbabwe’s president-designate Emmerson Mnangagwa addressing supporters and the media at the Zanu-PF headquarters in Harare on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country on Wednesday to assume the presidency, beginning a new era for the souther(...)

Zimbabweans celebrate after  Robert Mugabe resigns as president after nearly four decades in power. Photograph:  Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Zimbabwe is expected to move quickly to install a new leader after the resignation of its 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe sparked scenes of jubila(...)

Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, in March 2008. Photograph: AP

When he came to power nearly four decades ago, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero in a nation that had endured close to(...)

Irish broadband: quality of service is a pressing issue for thousands of households. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in the developed world for broadband, with prices here almost four times those in the cheapest country (...)

University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

Maggie Coughlan climbing Mount Kenya. The Bantry, Co Cork, native has been living in  Kenya since 2016
Welcome to My Place . . . Nairobi
  • Abroad
  • November 19, 2017, 09:00

Maggie Coughlan is from Bantry, Co Cork. She arrived in Kenya in 2016 after living in Australia for four years. She is a criminology researcher by pro(...)

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