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Andrew Anderson, executive director, and Meerim Ilyas, deputy head of protection, Front Line Defenders, pictured at the launch of the organisation’s Global Analysis 2019 in Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

In much of the world, standing up for human rights is fraught with very real dangers. In 2019, according to the non-governmental agency Front Line Def(...)

Britain’s Prince Harry with Meghan Markle.  Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Queen Elizabeth has agreed that her grandson Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, should divide their time between Britain and C(...)

Nidhi Zak / Aria Eipe

“Where are we going? Always home.” – Novalis, 18th century German poet and philosopher “Home” is among the most emotive words there is. It refers to (...)

In Ireland, only 15% of the population not already involved in entrepreneurial activity said they planned on starting a business within three years.

Ireland ranks as the eighth most entrepreneurial nation in the world, just behind the US, a new survey has found. The ranking looked at a number of (...)

Recurring issue: a newspaper in Kampala carries a report on Eritrean footballers who disappeared from a hotel they were staying in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations in 2012. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty

Five members of Eritrea’s under-20s football team have disappeared in Uganda, making them the latest of dozens of football players who have used tourn(...)

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(...)

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