People wait in the stands to receive coronavirus vaccinations at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, on May 31st. Photograph: Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP

African countries from Uganda to South Africa are buckling under a ferocious third wave of coronavirus infections as the continent falls far behind th(...)

Residents flee Goma, DRC  days in the aftrmath of  Mount Nyiragongo’s eruption.   A new eruption could occur at any moment, according to the region’s  military governor.    Photograph: Moses Sawasawa/AP

About 400,000 people have fled the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, following the eruption of a nearby volcano and amid fea(...)

A facilitator from the charity Goal leads a training for community mobilisers who will help their areas create action plans focused on what to do if Ebola spreads across the border to Sierra Leone. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In a secondary school classroom in Mafaray town, about 10km from Sierra Leone’s border with Guinea, 12 men and women in matching white T-shirts sit b(...)

The charity confirmed last week that two members of Oxfam DRC staff were suspended as part of an ongoing investigation, set up last November, into allegations of abuses of power. File photograph: Getty

The United Kingdom has halted funding for international charity Oxfam after allegations of sexual wrongdoing and bullying were made against its staff (...)

Mandatory quarantine: Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza is the first hotel being used under the scheme. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

We have a mandatory quarantine system in place now, don’t we? Yes. The booking system is now open, with the quarantine hotels themselves ope(...)

In an image from video, United Nations peacekeepers guard the area where the UN convoy was attacked in eastern DRC. Photograph: Justin Kabumba/AP

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s foreign minister has promised her government will do “everything in its power” to find out who is behind the mu(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health and Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group a Covid -19 update on Thursday. Phtograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 23 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Friday. Two of the deaths occurred in (...)

The Helix mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in DCU. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times.

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Ireland’s nursing homes is almost complete with the scheme now expanded to included congregat(...)

Medical workers disinfect the coffin of a deceased unconfirmed Ebola patient inside a treatment centre in August 2018 in Beni. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP via Getty

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported a new Ebola death in the country’s east, where an outbreak was declared over last June. The victim (...)

Young boys listen to a radio broadcasting the verdict in the ruling against Dominic Ongwen, a former LRA commander, in his home village of Coorom, northern Uganda. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

There was almost total silence as a single radio set broadcast 61 guilty verdicts of war crimes and crimes against humanity to Dominic Ongwen’s family(...)

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