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A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Tullow Oil could be in line for a $200 million (€177 million) boost this year after agreeing a tax settlement with Uganda’s government. The deal will (...)

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(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, with  Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on January 15th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/Reuters

As protests raged in Zimbabwe’s cities last week, with police firing live ammunition at crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres, the target of (...)

Tullow’s net debt at the end of last year stood at $3.1 billion. Photograph: Getty Images

A delay in receiving payment from the sale of a stake in Ugandan oilfields caused Tullow Oil to miss cash flow and debt forecasts on Wednesday, althou(...)

A UNICEF staff member vaccinates a child against measles in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila in 2015. With support from UNICEF, the Australian government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a drone program began in December, 2018. Photograph: Jeremy Piper/AFP/Getty Images

In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, one-month-old Joy N(...)

Tullow said four new infill wells in Ghana are expected to be on line by early next year. That addition would boost gross production to around 180,000 barrels of oil per day. Photograph: iStock

Tullow Oil said it delivered “solid results” in the third quarter of the year despite ongoing volatility in oil prices. The exploration group said it (...)

Breandán Kearney with Franklin Verdonck of Siphon Brewing. Photograph: Sophie Callewaert

It was a dark winter’s day in West Flanders in 2013 when Breandán Kearney was drowning his sorrows in a train station bar. It had been a month since h(...)

First lady Melania Trump on a safari at Nairobi National Park in  Kenya. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Melania Trump has prompted consternation, some anger and much derision by choosing a pith helmet – a symbol of colonial rule across Africa – as headwe(...)

Patients wait to be tested for tuberculosis, at the TB Annex Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Sally Hayden

For six months, Augustine has scrutinised Beatrice from his isolation ward window. Ensconced on the same wooden bench every day, she cradles their new(...)

Pallbearers carry Kofi Annan’s coffin during the funeral of the former UN secretary-general in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Thursday. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana bid farewell to former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international (...)

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