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Google’s European, Middle East and African sales headquarters on Barrow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The ongoing political controversy over the level of tax being paid by Google in its major European markets could have serious implications for (...)

France’s President Francois Hollande (left) speaks with Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traore at the Donor Conference  in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters

The European Union yesterday pledged an extra €520 million in international aid to Mali over the next two years, with Ireland committing €2.5 m(...)

Malian soldiers point their AK-47 rifles during a training session given by a French army officer in Koulikoro earlier this month. The training session is part of a recently launched European Union training mission to reform Mali’s army. Photograph: Emilie Regnier/Reuters

The European Union will pledge more than half a billion euro to help Mali rebuild after months of conflict, European Commission President Jose (...)

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three northeastern states on Tuesday, ordering in more troops to try to s(...)

Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan said ‘natural resource revenues are widening the gap between rich and poor’ in Africa. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

African governments must do more to spread the spoils of a resources boom that threatens to generate jobless growth and widen inequality, accor(...)

Gtech has won three of the US lottery contracts: Indiana, Illinois and, last month, New Jersey. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Where better to launch a bid for the State’s lottery business than from inside its Dublin headquarters? Italian-owned gaming giant Gtech (...)

 Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar: “These figures suggest that the Gathering has got off to a strong start.”

The Gathering has significantly boosted tourism figures so far this year from North America and continental Europe, Fáilte Ireland stati(...)

For most of his working life, Simon Bush, Sightsavers Director of Advocacy and African Alliances, has lived in Africa, where he has helped bring wo(...)

The Government is trying to change the focus of the economy. Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton is hoping a model based on endeavo(...)

Officers stand by the remains of a wrecked car at the scene of car bomb explosion. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a convoy carrying Qatari officials through the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu today,(...)

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