Eritrea

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Unaccompanied minors, who have escaped Eritrea, chat in Shagarab refugee camp, eastern Sudan. Many of those crossing the border are girls trying to escape mandatory, indefinite military service. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

Hunched in concentration in a refugee camp in northern Niger, Hamid draws pictures of the woman he left behind in Eritrea. They’re basic but spirited,(...)

A woman cooks nshima – a porridge made from ground  corn – in an old, cracked saucepan on an open fire in Fwalu village, beside South Luangwa national park in Zambia. Photograph: Tina Stallard/Getty Images

Carbon offsetting was big news once upon a time, and indeed seemed to be something of a panacea for all our climate change ills. Buy that V8-engined s(...)

Police and medical helpers stand next to an ICE speed train at Frankfurt’s main station on Monday, after a man pushed a child and his mother in front of the moving train. Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images

An eight-year-old boy has died after he and his mother were deliberately pushed on to train tracks at Frankfurt’s main railway station, German police (...)

Secondary schools have reported shortages of STEM, modern foreign languages, Irish and home economics teachers.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Thirty four primary and secondary school teachers from 17 countries will graduate on Thursday after completing a six-month bridging programme to teach(...)

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, arrives to mediate in the political crisis that has followed after the overthrow of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

Ethiopia’s prime minister sought to mediate Sudan’s political crisis on Friday, urging military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise “bravery” i(...)

The UN’s refugee agency wants to resettle 2,500 refugees and migrants, currently in Libya, this year, a small percentage of those asking for it. Photograph: Zoubei Souissi/Reuters

Refugees in Libya who were told this week they are to be given passage to Italy have expressed concern for those left behind in detention centres. On(...)

Connemara cool: Paula and Peter Vine surrounded by lavender on their rooftop terrace. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

PETER AND PAULA VINE’S EXTENDED CLIFDEN COTTAGE BLENDS INTO THE LANDSCAPE WHILE PROVIDING AN INSPIRING LOOKOUT POINT FROM ITS SHELTERED ROOFTOP TERR(...)

Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces evacuate a family in the al-Swani area of Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah

It was night when the baby girl came into the world, in a big hall surrounded by hundreds of refugees and migrants cowering with fear, as fighting bet(...)

An asylum seeker who died on Tuesday was from Eritrea and had been living at the accommodation  centre at the Hazel Hotel, in Monasterevin, Co Kildare for more than six months. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Justice is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of an asylum seeker whose body was found near a direct provision centre(...)

Child refugees in Sabaa detention centre in Libya. MSF says it has found “alarming” rates of acute malnutrition in the centre in southeast Tripoli

Children are among those severely malnourished at a detention centre in Libya, where hundreds of refugees and migrants have been locked up, many for m(...)

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