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The cash will help cover the cost of the Government’s  Passport Reform Programme, which aims to meet expected increases in applications for documents not renewed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Efforts to tackle the passport backlog and open new diplomatic missions in Senegal, Canada and other countries top the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (...)

A child gets a malaria vaccination at Yala Sub-County hospital, in Yala, Kenya. - World Health Organization (WHO) approved using the malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, on children between 5-month to 5-year old in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts with moderate to high malaria. Photograph: Brian Ongoro/AFP via Getty Images

When babies are born in western Kenya, where malaria is rife, many mothers are sent home from the hospital with one all-important baby gift: a bed net(...)

 Katherine Zappone: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said she “has a really strong record in public life here in Ireland”

Taoiseach Micheál Martin complained that he was not given the “heads up” on the planned appointment of former minister Katherine Zappone to a new UN r(...)

Saly Portudal beach, south of Dakar. Migrant arrivals in the Canary Islands from West Africa have more than quadrupled this year compared with the same period in 2019, according to the International Organization for Migration. Photograph: Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

At least 140 Europe-bound migrants drowned off the coast of Senegal when their boat caught fire and capsized, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded(...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

French government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye speaks during a session of questions to the government at the French National Assembly in Paris. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty Images

The men and women who surround French president Emmanuel Macron tend to be graduates of the elite grandes écoles, well-dressed but in drab colours, re(...)

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(...)

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