Angola

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Barrister Michael Conlon SC argued that deportation would be disproportionate, and breach the rights of the couple and their unborn child to family unity. Photograph: iStock

An Angolan woman, who is nearly six months pregnant, and her Irish citizen fiance have secured High Court permission to challenge the State’s decision(...)

The woman, who failed in her bid to get asylum here,  fears if returned to Angola she will be harmed or killed

A pregnant woman and her Irish citizen fiance have secured High Court permission to challenge the State’s decision to deport her. The State has agreed(...)

A Somali baby receives a polio vaccine in Mogadishu, Somalia, back in 2013:  Eradicating polio requires more than 90 per cent of children to be immunised. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Africa was declared free of wild polio on Tuesday, leaving Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan as the only countries thought to still have the highl(...)

A police officer gestures while talking to youths  in the Kifangondo district of Luanda, Angola. Photograph: Getty Images

A 14-year-old is among at least seven young men and boys who have been killed by Angolan security forces implementing coronavirus restrictions, accord(...)

James Lee Burke. Photograph: Frank Veronsky

THE Author discusses his southern roots, the challenges of the US class system and his time as a crime reporter  Spending time with James L(...)

Bulelani Mfaco. Photograph: Alan Place

As the new Government commits to ending Ireland’s inhumane system of accommodating asylum seekers, it has a chance to create a far better, far chea(...)

The aftermath of an attack by Islamic militants on the village of   Aldeia da Paz outside Macomia.  More than 210,000 people have been forcibly displaced by the ongoing violence   in northern Mozambique. Photograph: Maco Longari/AFP/Getty

Fears are growing that southern Africa’s coronavirus outbreak could undermine regional efforts to tackle an escalating conflict in Mozambique between (...)

Cuban health workers arriving at the Waterkloof air force base in Pretoria on Monday. Photograph: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals have arrived in South Africa, which will begin to ease its Covid-19 lockdown from this Friday, to bolster the (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo meets with Angolan foreign minister Manuel Domingos Augusto  in Luanda, Angola. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynold/Pool via Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has begun the third leg of his African tour, arriving in Ethiopia following stops in Senegal and Angola, in a trip w(...)

Isabel dos Santos has denied any wrongdoing. File photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP via Getty Images

Prosecutors in Angola have accused Africa’s richest woman, billionaire Isabel dos Santos, of money-laundering and mismanagement linked to her time as (...)

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