Ethiopia

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Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

Some of the Government funding will go towards the fight against malaria. Photograph: Getty

The Government is to contribute an additional €15 million towards the fight to end Aids, TB and malaria through the Global Fund, the Minister for Chil(...)

  Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: the kingdom has announced  that 87  individuals  detained in what critics have described as a power grab have  been released after signing confessions and agreeing to settlements. File photograph: AFP/Getty

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday that it had concluded a crackdown on high-level corruption that began 15 months ago with the detention of hundreds of pr(...)

Democratic Republic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi receives the presidential sash from outgoing president Joseph Kabila after being sworn in in Kinshasa on January 24th. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

For the first time in more than two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the largest country by landmass in sub-Saharan Africa and a repository (...)

Afar girls displaying the braided hair styles popular among the women. Photograph: James Jeffrey

My three-wheel Bajaj taxi, powered by what sounded like a lawn mower engine, had somehow managed to bounce along the undulating dirt track through the(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is  rated as the world’s wealthiest person. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP

Billionaires watched their fortunes increase by nearly $2.5 billion (€2.2 billion) per day last year, as the wealth of the world’s poorest dwindled by(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar listens as a tour guide explains the artwork in the all-male St Mary’s Monastery in Axum, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his visit to an Ethiopian monastery which does not allow access to women by saying it was appropriate to respect t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits  some of the stores in the redistribution centre in the Mai Aini refugee centre in Northern Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said his first visit to a refugee camp had changed his perspectives on the issue but also argued it would still be mistaken(...)

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, which was damaged by fire on Thursday night. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he is “deeply concerned” following a fire at a former hotel on the Leitrim-Roscommon border that was to(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets school children in Kawaneet, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Yesterday was Leo Varadkar’s first visit to the heart of Africa. Sure he had been on the continent for four days but it was controlled. He was in a pr(...)

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