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The Afrobarometer study reveals that about 50 per cent of all the respondents reported they occasionally lacked access to food, clean water and medicine in 2012.

Despite sustained economic growth in Africa over the past decade, most governments across the continent have failed to reduce poverty levels among the(...)

Rescued migrants arrive onboard a coastguard vessel at the harbour of Lampedusa this morning. Photograph: Nino Randazzo/ASP/Reuters

More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lam(...)

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes Co Limerick: revenue at the  refinery dipped by $24 million or 2.5 per cent from $610.57 million to $586 million in the 12 months to the end of last December

Rusal Aughinish plunged into the red last year recording pretax losses of $10.4 million (€7.68 million).Revenue at the Shannon estuary-based alumina r(...)

Nothing fills the tabloid media (and certain members of the public) with such unbridled joy as the prospect of a woman to demonise. When the woman is (...)

A shamrock is viewed in the window of an Irish pub in preparation for St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York City. Some 150 publicans, representing 600 Irish pubs worldwide, will attend the Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event in the Burlington Hotel from Sunday evening.  Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

While the Irish at home have been beating themselves up at home over Arthur’s Day, Ireland’s drinking culture has never been so popular abroad. The Ir(...)

Massive damage in the wake of the assault on  the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: New York Times

The Kenyan authorities are holding eight people in connection with the major weekend attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, while three others who had bee(...)

The lack of specialised prosecutors in the field in Ireland could be one reason for the low prosecution rate, according to the report’s authors.

Ireland needs to improve its method of identifying victims of human trafficking, a report by the Council of Europe has found.The report, which looks a(...)

Alyaz Merali (8), who was shot by gunmen at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, attending the funeral for his mother and sister. They were killed by terrorists believed funded by black market ivory. Photograph: Uriel Sinai

Al-Shabaab, the terrorist group that murdered at least 62 people in a Kenyan shopping mall in recent days, has been funding its operations through ivo(...)

U2 frontman Bono defended Ireland’s tax system and the use of Irish companies by multinational companies to reduce their global tax bills. Photograph: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

U2 frontman Bono defended Ireland’s tax system and the use of Irish companies by multinational companies to reduce their global tax bills, saying that(...)

Terror in Nairobi
  • Africa
  • September 25, 2013, 01:00

In terms of sheer brutality, the slaughter in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre which has left more than 60 dead, including young children, ranks alo(...)

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