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Mamusu Kamara’s 20-year-old daughter is not eligible for family reunification under current restrictions. Photograph: Mamusu Kamara

The first thing Mamusu Kamara did when the letter arrived confirming her application for refugee status had been successful was to call the Department(...)

Protesters face military outside ECOWAS HQ in demonstration against sanctions. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For a country known as Africa’s first narco state, Guinea Bissau is a pretty sleepy place. Even the vultures picking at indeterminate carrion just a c(...)

Zaineb, from Aleppo in Syria, with one of her three children at an apartment funded by the EU, in Livadia. Photograph: DG Echo

When the mayor of the Greek city of Livadia, Giota Poulou, supported the construction of a mosque for the benefit of refugees and asylum seekers from (...)

A warning sign against female genital mutilation in Uganda. The UN estimates more than 200 million girls and women have experienced FGM.  Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) on young women living in Ireland has increased significantly in recent years with the number of women (...)

Exhausted migrants in the waiting hall of the train station in Bardonecchia, Italy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The agreement that dictates which EU country is responsible for asylum applications is not being implemented effectively and is failing to help famili(...)

What everyone calls the Marché d’Aligre is actually a combination of three very different markets.

Paris has not had a single central food market since Les Halles was demolished in the 1970s. But there are still flourishing historic covered markets (...)

 A Liberian Red Cross burial team retrieves the body of a suspected victim of Ebola in Banjor, on the outskirts of Monrovia. Photograph: EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

A person in Democratic Republic of Congo who died of a haemorrhagic fever has tested positive for the Ebola virus, signalling the start of a new outbr(...)

Mervyn Stewart at The Guinea Pig restaurant in Dalkey. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of Dalkey’s best known and longest established restaurants is for sale through agent CBRE at more than €850,000. Yet Mervyn Stewart, proprietor o(...)

Supporters of President Adama Barrow cheer the Senegalese soldiers on patrol in Banjul, Gambia, on Sunday. Photograph: Legan Koula/EPA

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by ca(...)

Sr Mary Dolores Sweeney runs St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Makeni, Sierra Leone. This week she received a Presidential Distinguished Service Award from President Michael D Higgins.

When Sr Mary Dolores Sweeney, a member of the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny, was asked if she wanted to leave Sierra Leone as the Ebola outbreak grip(...)

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