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 Felicia Olusanaya moved to Ireland from Nigeria with her mum when she was 7 years old. Now 23, she works in marketing and is trying to make it as a full-time spoken word artist. Photograph: Alan Betson

Felicia Olusanya was 14 years old the first time she experienced racism in Ireland. She was leaving a youth meeting at the local church with friends w(...)

 Sr Véronique Margron: ‘Any criminal organization would not have done worse.’ Photograph: iStock

A leading French nun has accused the Vatican and Catholic bishops of having sanctioned the spiritual and sexual abuse (including rape, prostitution an(...)

A destroyed building in Mogadishu, Somalia.  Photograph: AP Photo/ Farah Abdi Warsameh

The US military has escalated a battle against al-Shabab, an extremist group affiliated with al-Qaida, in Somalia even as president Donald Trump seeks(...)

Hundreds of students gather to protest the decision of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) to run for a fifth term, in Algiers, earlier this week. Photograph:  Anis Belghoul/AP Photo

The 250,000 US diplomatic cables dumped online by Wikileaks in 2010 – a vast compendium of intelligence, insight, gossip and idle speculation – remain(...)

Teresa McCreery: “I have seen women give birth, in the most difficult of circumstances, and I remain in awe of women’s resilience in adversity.”

A bright moon is shining into my room in Kirkuk. The street traffic is quiet tonight, but I can hear the chant of prayers from the mosque, despite the(...)

 Tom Arnold: he launched  a joint EU-African Union paper on the African rural economy

Nothing short of the transformation of the African economy and its agri-food sector will be needed to meet the challenge of some 800 million more peop(...)

Dr Kate Coleman, founder of iKey: the firm has teamed up with a Dublin school for a study that could lead to an age verification system that works by scanning a person’s eye. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tech company iKey has teamed up with a Dublin school for a study that could lead to an age verification system that works by scanning a person’s eye. (...)

Declining birth rates are no longer confined to the western world. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

The conventional projection by the UN is that world population, currently 7.7 billion, will increase to 11.2 billion in 2100, then stabilise before sl(...)

JP Morgan headquarters in New York. The US banking giant is preparing for the official opening of its new Dublin offices next week. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

JP Morgan sees growth in information technology (IT) jobs as a key driver of an expected doubling of its Irish workforce in the coming years, as the U(...)

A woman carries her injured child after leaving Islamic State’s last holdout of Baghouz, Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

US-supported forces besieging Islamic State holdouts in the Syrian village of Baghouz cannot cope with the more than 43,000 men, women and children wh(...)

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