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Law graduate Patricia Munatsi works for the Irish Network Against Racism and is sitting the  first round of Law Society bar exams. Photograph: Alan Betson

In June 2019, Patricia Munatsi received an email that changed her life. The previous year, the Zimbabwean law graduate went to Ethiopia to take part i(...)

 Ireland’s first female paediatric neurosurgeon,Tafadzwa Mandiwanza (AKA Taffy) in Temple St Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tafadzwa Mandiwanza says that growing up in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, she always wanted to be a doctor. Having just been appointed as the(...)

Flights from seven southern African countries to Europe have been suspended as a result of the Omicron variant. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has said it may step in to repatriate Irish citizens stranded in South Africa, but only after commercial optio(...)

Orla Prendergast impressed with both bat and ball in the defeat to Thailand. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

Thailand (155-5, 35.4 overs) (Natthakan Chantam 52; Naruemol Chaiwai 38; Orla Prendergast 2-6) defeat Ireland (154 ao, 41.4 overs) (Orla Prendergast 3(...)

Ireland captain Laura Delany made 88 in the defeat to Zimbabwe in the first ODI in Harare. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland 253-8 (50 ovs) (L Delany 88, S Kavanagh 31, S MacMahon 29, O Prendergast 28; J Nkomo 2-46, P Marange 2-48), Zimbabwe 254-6 (43.5 ovs) (M-(...)

Gaby Lewis of Southern Brave Women plays a shot during The Hundred match between Southern Brave Women and Oval Invincibles Women at The Ageas Bowl in August. Photo: Harry Trump/Getty Images

You wouldn’t think that there is much that can faze someone who first played international sport at the age of 13. That wasn’t the case when Irish cri(...)

 Phathisani Nkomo, from Zimbabwe, lives with her husband in a direct provision centre in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On the wall beside Phathisani Nkomo’s bed in the room she shares with her husband in Co Offaly, the Zimbabwean teacher keeps about two dozen multi-col(...)

  A grave digger works at Zororo Memorial Park cemetery in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, on  January 20th: the country has recorded 1,005 deaths to date. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Zimbabwe’s ailing healthcare system could be overwhelmed within “weeks” in the absence of urgent support to deal with a rising tide of coronavirus inf(...)

The Irish Mashonaland Association distributed small emergency grants in May and June to those in need in the Irish community in Zimbabwe.

Good news from Zimbabwe is a rare bird even in normal times, never mind during the Covid-19 crisis: the country was emerging from lockdown last m(...)

A mother stands with her baby outside the maternity ward in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, northern Uganda, on July 30th. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Across Africa, healthcare workers and activists are calling for more help for pregnant women, as concerns rise about maternal mortality rates increasi(...)

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