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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(...)

Ethiopian Airlines has become the first airline to resume commercial flights on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner after the aircraft was grounded worldwide after two incidents involving their batteries. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya’s capital today, the first commercial flight since air safety authoriti(...)

Climate change is a worthy issue which most of us feel we should be deeply concerned about - but not just yet. In the cosy Western World,(...)

London Marathon men’s winner Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia after the race  on the Mall in central London. Photograph: Reuters

Amid the tightened security and heightened emotion prompted by the tragic events in Boston last week, Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia and Kenya’s P(...)

This week the Government and an organisation run by former president Mary Robinson hosted a conference in Dublin on some of the problems and ch(...)

Tullow Oil shares fell 4.9 per cent today, the lowest proce since December. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Tullow Oil Plc, the UK explorer searching for Ethiopia's first crude, fell to a four-month low in London trading after delaying the Sabisa well(...)

A boy walks at a garbage disposal site in  Yemen. Photograph:
Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

It is entirely fitting that Ireland is hosting the international Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice in Dublin today and tomorr(...)

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