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Bujumbura International Airport: Sally Hayden’s flight was diverted there when a man locked himself in the bathroom,  claiming to have a bomb. Photograph: M Torres

The aircraft was already on the ground when the pilot made the announcement. “This is an emergency,” he said, his voice unnaturally high-pitched. He t(...)

Ireland has a life expectancy of 82 years. Photograph: Haydn West

Ireland has the third highest quality of life in the world, according to a new study by the United Nations. The annual Human Development Index rankin(...)

Army soldiers in the Cibitoke neighbourhood of Bujumbura: The Great Lakes country, which has a population of about 11.7 million, has been mired in political and human rights crisis since 2015. File photograph: Phil Moore/AFP

Burundi’s ruling party is using its youth wing to force citizens to contribute money towards elections next year, according to a rights group, which s(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

The first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya at the Kigali international airport in  Rwanda. Photograph: Minema/AFP

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union(...)

More than one million people in Uganda contracted malaria  within the past two months

Uganda’s health ministry has said a sharp rise in malaria is partly attributable to climate change, after more than one million people contracted the (...)

From left: Tonya Myles, Emilia Marchelewska, Junyu Wang and Juljia. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

When Junyu Wang first arrived in Ireland as an English language student, he went straight to a hospital when he was sick with a fever. “I didn’t know (...)

Myths that migrants spread diseases or that migration is bad for public health were dismissed recently at a special seminar at the graduate entry medi(...)

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame (L) and his wife and first lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame (R) arrive for a commemoration event. Photogrpah: Dai Kurokawa /EPA

Rwandans gathered on Sunday to commemorate the 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, 25 years ago. The ceremony mark(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel. The so-called ‘métis’ children, the product of relationships between settlers and local women, were forcibly taken to Belgium between 1959 and 1962. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Belgium’s prime minister, Charles Michel, is to apologise on behalf of the state for the kidnapping of mixed-race children torn from their Congolese m(...)

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