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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamonn Gilmore with  Nora Owens Irish aid expert advisory group chairwoman and Joe Costello TD at the publication  earlier this year of Ireland’s new policy for international development. Photograph: David Sleator

Volunteering for service overseas is a time-honoured tradition in Ireland that has left a rich legacy throughout the developing world, particularly on(...)

A beggar covers his face as municipal workers fumigate a street in Mumbai yesterday. Despite India’s steady economic growth over the past decade, it ranks 67th among 80 developing nations in the International Food Policy Research Institute’s global hunger index. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

India’s lower house of parliament has approved a controversial food security Bill, which aims to provide subsidised grain to more than 800 million peo(...)

Mo Farah crosses the line to win gold in the Men’s 5,000 metres final during Day Seven of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships in  Moscow, Russia. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Mo Farah completed a dream double-double tonight by winning his second gold medal of the World Championships in Moscow to add to his twin Olympic tri(...)

Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia competes in the women’s pole vault at the Luzhniki Stadium. The 31-year-old triumphed with a leap of 4.89 metres. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

The world championships finally caught fire as the fans turned up to say farewell to Yelena Isinbayeva, only for the Russian pole vault queen to roll (...)

Mo Ibrahim: the Sudanese-born entrepreneur who created Celtel, the first pan-African mobile phone network

The mobile phone has revolutionised Africa. With the number of users in sub-Saharan Africa rising from 90 million to 475 million in the past seven yea(...)

When did you start running and why?When I was a professional rugby player, we did a lot of interval running but not so much long-distance stuff. Howev(...)

Dr Yvonne Crotty,  Jerome Morrissey,  Bessie Nyirenda,  Prof  Brian McCraith,  Hensen Seidisa,   Solange Mukanurenzi and    Dr Margaret Farren were at the ceremony.

Dublin City University held a graduation ceremony yesterday more than 7,000km from home, as the first participants in its “future African leaders” pro(...)

Nelson Mandela and his then wife Winnie saluting well-wishers as he leaves Victor Verster prison, February 11th, 1990. Mandela spent 27 years incarcerated as a political prisoner of South Africa’s apartheid regime. Photograph: Ulli Michel/Reuters
Nelson Mandela - a timeline

July 18th, 1918 - Born Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela near Qunu, in Transkei (now Eastern Cape), the youngest son of a counsellor to the chief of his Th(...)

The African Union agreed to oppose the International Criminal Court’s efforts to put Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta (above), and his deputy, William Ruto, on trial later this year at The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

The International Criminal Court has been accused by the African Union of conducting a race-based hunt against Africans at the close of the organisati(...)

A woman sells charcoal along a street near Bakara market in Mogadishu. Photograph: Ismail Taxta/Reuters

More than a quarter of a million people are estimated to have died during the recent famine and food crisis in Somalia, and more than half were(...)

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