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A girl fetches water from a river created by flood water   in the Nsanje district of southern Malawi. Photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

I have been in Malawi for 18 months. I work as a primary teacher in an international school in Blantyre, the second largest city in Malawi. My boyfrie(...)

An elderly woman washes her belongings in the mud, in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, earlier this week. An area of 394sq km had been flooded in the wake of a powerful cyclone. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Today’s news production cycle is measured not in days, hours or minutes, but in seconds. The lag between an event and its coverage has almost disappea(...)

A statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee in Richmond, Virginia. Last month a Bill to grant local authorities the power to remove statues was defeated. Photograph: Salwan Georges/Washington Post via Getty Images

Two hours’ drive south of Washington DC, the factory chimneys and elevated rail tracks of Richmond appear on the horizon. The capital city of Virgini(...)

A part of the building of Anglicana Comunhao church is broken by strong cyclone which hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. Photograph:Yasuyoshi CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered(...)

An Oryx helicopter from the South African National Defence Forces flies during an air relief drop mission over the flooded area around Beira, central Mozambique, on Wednesday. Photograph: Maryke Vermaak/AFP/Getty Images

It may be months before we know the full scale of the destruction wrought by the deadly cyclone that hit southeast Africa last week, but already it’s (...)

People recovering  their belongings in Manica province, central Mozambique,  after the passage of  cyclone Idai. Photograph:    EPA/Andre Catueira

The Irish Embassy in Maputo is to provide €400,000 to the relief effort to help people in Mozambique after a cyclone killed hundreds and left thousand(...)

 People recover their belongings after the passage of Cyclone Idai in Matarara, Sussudenga district, central Mozambique on Wednesday. Photograph: Andre Catueira/EPA

Mozambique, which was hit by Cyclone Idai over the weekend, is trying to rescue people from vast and deadly flooding. It has declared a state of emerg(...)

The 3.4 hectares, at Taylor’s Lane in Ballyboden, is being sold on behalf of the Order of St Augustine.

A prime residential site in Dublin 16 is guiding more than €18 million through agent GVA Donal O Buachalla. The 3.4 hectares (8.6 acres), at Taylor’(...)

 Japan’s Olympic Committee President (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda  says he will step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Tsunekazu Takeda, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo l(...)

Pupils working on their projects at  Educate Together Secondary School, Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork. They have replaced subjects for a week by  focusing on a phenomenon-based learning week. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Are secondary schools preparing students for life? Or are they just preparing them for the Leaving Cert points race and ignoring the kind of skills th(...)

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