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Irish societies in Africa are among the oldest in the world. Membership peaked in the post-independence era.

When we arrived in Zambia in 2008, the Wild Geese Society of Lusaka welcomed my husband and I with a ferocity that denied us any opportunity for lonel(...)

Imani Tutu at the Free Bird sculpture in Cavan. Imani came to Ireland with his family in 2014 from Tanzania as UNHCR-sponsored refugees. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Imani Tutu spent the first two decades of his life in a refugee camp in western Tanzania. A few years before he was born Tutu’s parents were forced to(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

The Tanzanian government has set up  a new ePassport service for its  56 million citizens that is modelled on the Irish system

It is a long way from Dublin to Dar Es Salaam but Tanzanian citizens looking to acquire a new passport will soon receive documents that have been prod(...)

Aoife Spengeman: ‘It is actually nice to visit home and feel the cold. I never thought I’d say that.’

In the run up to St Patrick’s Day, Irish Times Abroad is inviting readers around the world to upload their photos and stories to our new Picturin(...)

Suleiman Abdullah Salim, a Tanzanian man who was tortured for years in a prison in Afghanistan run by the CIA. Photograph: Bryan Denton/New York Times

At first, the Americans seemed confused about Suleiman Abdullah Salim. They apparently had been expecting a light-skinned Arab, and instead at a small(...)

Elysha Brennan, Rose of Tralee and RCSI medical student, meets a mother and her baby during her whistle-stop tour of Irish-supported medical work in Tanzania.

For every 100,000 people in Ireland there are 267 physicians. In Tanzania, in eastern Africa, this number is three per 100,000. My jaw dropped when re(...)

 Zanzibar: the chairman of Zanzibar Electoral Commission annulled the results of a general election in October. A new election takes place on Sunday March 20th

All is not what it seems in Zanzibar. Coconut trees sway in the breeze, kitesurfers parade up and down the eastern shore, and local beach boys mingle (...)

Ceire Sadlier: I bought a car from a dealer who, during the test drive, leaned in and told me with a grey smile, “Drive it like you stole it”

On the Dart on one of last summer’s few sunny evenings, a man whose eye I had caught – a drug dealer, judging by his telephone conversation – shout(...)

Govan Jolliffe-Byrne (20) from Portmarnock, had been backpacking in eastern Africa since June.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is providing consular assistance to the family of young man who died in Tanzania. The man, who is from (...)

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