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Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking a second term as president of Nigeria. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria was thrown into disarray on Saturday after its presidential election was delayed just hours before polls were set to open, in a dramatic late-(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari in his hometown Daura, in Katsina State, on Friday ahead of the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa’s largest democracy, where past ballots h(...)

A girl walks near her house destroyed in an air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Faj Attan village, Sana’a, Yemen in December. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Starvation, disease and a lack of aid are killing 300 babies a day in warzones around the world, with the number of children caught up in conflicts ne(...)

Expenses incurred by malaria take away what little discretionary expenditure households have to invest in nutritional food, books and school fees for their children

Malaria is a parasitic infection passed between people through the bite of a female anopheles mosquito. One hundred years ago, most of the world was a(...)

In all likelihood, then, Nigeria will end up with another uninspiring head of state at a moment when it badly needs energetic, courageous leadership and some fresh thinking. Photograph: Luis Tato/ AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria’s 84 million voters face a lacklustre choice when they go to the polls to elect a president this weekend. The incumbent, 76-year-old former mi(...)

ASL Aviation handles cargo for international businesses such as FedEx and DHL. Photograph: Maxwells

European investor Star Capital is buying Irish airline ASL Aviation Holdings in a deal said to be worth more than €200 million. Swords, Co Dublin-bas(...)

Chief Superintendent Simon Walls said that last year between January 1st and September 30th there were a total of 39 reports relating to dating scams in Northern Ireland when more than £218,000  was taken from people.  Photograph: iStock

A senior PSNI officer has warned people seeking romance over the St Valentine’s Day period to be on the alert after two women were defrauded out of mo(...)

Valentine’s Day comes with a pretty hefty price tag for most Irish couples

That time is upon us again: the day when everyone is supposed to be in love and told by the media and the markets of the world to express their love b(...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

Some of the Government funding will go towards the fight against malaria. Photograph: Getty

The Government is to contribute an additional €15 million towards the fight to end Aids, TB and malaria through the Global Fund, the Minister for Chil(...)

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