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Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

Alice Albright, chief executive of the Global Partnership for Education, visits students at  Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount.

Ireland has emerged as a world leader in its commitment to helping boost the prospects of young people in developing countries, according to the world(...)

Marie Diouf, aka Queen of Salt, displays some of the pure salt which her team of workers are harvesting at Fatick plains in Senegal. Photograph: Lar Boland

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack o(...)

Children wave flags  during the inauguration of the Bel-Air secondary school in Dakar, Senegal, at the same time as a conference organised by the Global Partnership for Education. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The State is to double its financial commitment to an organisation providing education for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. The Departm(...)

Onlookers  outside the Connaught Morgue in Freetown on Tuesday, after mudslides that killed hundreds of people. Photograph: Saidu Bah/AFP/Getty Images

The bodies floated down the streets and piled up at the morgue, where the coroners struggled to find room for all of the dead. An already devastatin(...)

Tidiane Thiam and Amadou Binta Konté:  music like an ode to the sleepy landscape

Among the glittering array of contemporary Senegalese musicians, Amadou Binta Konté is a relatively undiscovered gem. His low profile has a lot to do (...)

Women walk past a billboard bearing a picture of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh in his home town of Kanilai.  Photograph: Seyllouseyllou/AFP/Getty Images

He smiles out from giant posters on either side of the palace gates, watching over the locals as they go about their daily business under the bushy ma(...)

Men hang a banner for the inauguration ceremony of Gambian president Adama Barrow prior to his return  in Banjul,  Gambia. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

Thousands of people lined the streets of Gambia’s capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new president Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leade(...)

President-elect of Gambia Adama Barrow (centre) after he was sworn in as president at the Gambia embassy in Dakar, Senegal,  January 19th, 2017. West African military forces are moving in to enforce the transfer of power in Gambia, removing President Yahya Jammeh following his refusal to accept election results. Photograph: EPA

Senegal’s army spokesman said its troops have entered Gambia to ensure incumbent leader Yahya Jammeh cedes power to the country’s newly inaugurated pr(...)

Children on  a minibus from Gambia to Senegal on Monday. Thousands are fleeing Gambia amid fears that long-time dictator Yahya Jammeh will tip the country into war rather than accept a peaceful handover of power. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Business is booming at Bundung bus station. Men, women and children pile into a battered minibus, while suitcases, flour sacks and a bicycle are hurri(...)

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