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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(...)

Algerian protesters chant slogans during a protest against the fifth term of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria, on Friday.  Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

After 10 days of rare street protests in Algeria over an attempt by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term as head of state, the ailing 8(...)

Louise Phelan, who has stepped down as vice president, Global Operations at PayPal’s EMEA hub in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish businesswoman Louise Phelan is leaving Paypal after 13 years as a senior executive with the global payments processor. Ms Phelan confirmed late(...)

Announcing the partnership between AMI and Camara Education to refurbish second-hand IT hardware for disadvantaged schoolchildren in Ireland and Africa are   Philip McMichael, AMI CEO and Jean Cox-Kearns, CEO of Camara Education

IT recycling firm AMI has signed a three-year deal with Camara Education that will see the company collect, process and refurbish equipment for Camara(...)

People look at flames at the scene where a suicide car bomb exploded at a hotel in Mogadishu on Thursday. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bom(...)

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A new overseas development aid policy, published by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday, will have a particular focus on issues such as gender balance,(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Tullow Oil has appointed two new directors to its board, with Sheila Khama and Genevieve Sangudi set to join as non-executive directors from April 26t(...)

 Vodafone chief Nick Read (right) and Director General of GSMA Mats Granryd take part in a conference on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress   in Barcelona. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

It can be easy to get caught up in the madness of Mobile World Congress (MWC) and its promise of a beautiful tomorrow. If you want to see what the fu(...)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari speaks to the media after casting his vote in  Daura, in northern Nigeria. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

Nigeria’s opposition leader has rejected incumbent Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that he won the presidential election, denouncing the poll as a “sham” a(...)

Troops at a military centre in Mali during a visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: The Defence Forces

A European Union military training centre in Mali, where 11 Defence Force personnel are working, remainson high alert after a weekend attack from what(...)

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