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Oghenetano John Uwhumiakpor: “My 16-year-old son is keen to leave this country; not to study but to go and live abroad for good. He’s not really comfortable with what’s going on here.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Oghenetano John Uwhumiakpor was in his late teens when his sister underwent female genital mutilation (FGM). He recalls overhearing as a young child t(...)

Ronan Scully sets off with friends on the  Bay to Bay charity  walk from  Ardmore Bay in Waterford  to Galway Bay this weekend.

A former Operation Transformation contestant will bring the distance he has walked for charity over the past 27 years to 10,000 miles in the coming we(...)

An LGBT activist attends a court hearing in the Milimani high court in Nairobi, Kenya in February. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down. The ruling is a m(...)

SIS Pitches founder and chief executive George Mullan at the company’s new facility.

Irish pitch manufacturing business SIS Pitches has invested €2 million in a new turf production facility in the UK to support its growth plans as it t(...)

Erickson da Silva (26), aka MC Rey, in his room in Bissau. “We’re in a country where the leaders are out for themselves,” he says. “But we’re looking out for each other.” Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For many young men in Mindará, a favela in the heart of Bissau, life revolves round a yellow “Bwinners” machine used to place football bets. They gath(...)

In 2017 Fintan O’Toole won a European Press Prize for his Brexit columns, and he was a finalist in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole has been shortlisted for the European Press Prize. O’Toole, a previous winner of the award, was shortlisted for(...)

Residents of the impoverished Bairro da Jamaica stage a protest in front of City Hall. Photograph:  Corbis via Getty Images

From time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica, craning their necks for a peek at the neighbourhood that’s been in th(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, with  Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on January 15th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/Reuters

As protests raged in Zimbabwe’s cities last week, with police firing live ammunition at crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres, the target of (...)

Jean Joseph Mukendi, lead advocate for Felix Tshisekedi’s legal team, addresses the constitutional court in Kinshasa on Tuesday   during the opening of a legal challenge to the result of the country’s presidential election, in which Mr Tshisekedi was declared   the winner. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Neighbouring African countries have rowed back on a call for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election. Opposit(...)

Martin Fayulu, runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

An influential African bloc urged the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount the votes of its chaotic presidential election, raising pressu(...)

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