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Serge Kanyamuhanga, from the Democratic Republic of Congo via Uganda, now living in Portlaoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Serge Kanyamuhanga was halfway through a normal afternoon at school when suddenly the sound of gunshots began echoing through the building. Panic spre(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global stocks extended the biggest sell-off since 2016, with European, US and Asian shares continuing last week’s decline. Equity investors are looki(...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance stands next to Kalonzo Musyoka, campaign leader Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula during a news conference in Nairobi. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

A Kenyan court on Thursday suspended a government shutdown of three TV channels that was prompted by their coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga’(...)

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest against President Joseph Kabila, organised by the local Catholic Church in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 21st, 2018. Photograph: Kenny Katombe/Reuters

The head of Congo’s Catholic Church condemned the government of President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday for a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters,(...)

Joel Mutara:  ‘I feel safe and free here. I’m able to follow my dreams and reach them.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Joel Mutara arrived into Dublin airport last April, he hadn’t seen his sister in more than a decade. The 24-year-old was travelling with his youn(...)

A further 53 UN peacekeepers were injured in the attack in North Kivu province. Image: Google Maps

Rebels killed at least 14 UN peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targ(...)

A Congolese fashion designer is promoting safe sex with a collection of clothes made of condoms. File photograph: Pederk/E+/Getty

A Congolese fashion designer is promoting safe sex with a collection of clothes made of condoms that she hopes will help combat HIV/AIDS in the centra(...)

The BMW all-electric i Vision Dynamics concept car: the supply of battery metals is coming under greater scrutiny as electric car sales are up 63 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier. Photograph: Reuters

From “feng shui copper” to low-carbon aluminium, the green energy revolution is jolting global commodity markets and spurring demand for higher-qualit(...)

Mary T Murphy, originally from Cork, is refugee programme manager for the Goal aid agency’s two refugee camps in the Gambela region of Ethiopia – Kule and Tierkidi – near the South Sudanese border. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Goal

European leaders should visit refugee camps in Ethiopia and Uganda to learn how to manage the stream of asylum seekers arriving on Italian, Greek and (...)

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