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A Sudanese soldier sits on the shoulders of a demonstrator outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on Tuesday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Deposed ex-Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Khartoum’s grim high-security Kobar prison from the presidential residence, family sour(...)

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine, speaks to people at Kibera slum in Nairobi,  Kenya. Photograph: Biko Macoins/AFP/Getty Images

In the Kampala slum where he grew up, Robert Kyagulanyi is king. Walking the streets of the poor Kamwokya neighbourhood, the member of parliament gre(...)

Karen Mukasa (17)  from Uganda. She hopes to study health science at university in Ireland but also feels the urge to return to Uganda some day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Karen Mukasa was five years old when her grandmother sent her to boarding school. Even though she understood she was being sent away as a safety preca(...)

Diana, a shop assistant in Buziga, Kampala, claims business in phone credit is down 90 per cent since Uganda’s social media tax came in on July 1st. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

In the minutes after midnight last Saturday night, at Kampala’s Big Kafunda bar, patrons began to look confusedly at their phones. “The reception in h(...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

Serge Kanyamuhanga, from the Democratic Republic of Congo via Uganda, now living in Portlaoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Serge Kanyamuhanga was halfway through a normal afternoon at school when suddenly the sound of gunshots began echoing through the building. Panic spre(...)

Joel Mutara:  ‘I feel safe and free here. I’m able to follow my dreams and reach them.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Joel Mutara arrived into Dublin airport last April, he hadn’t seen his sister in more than a decade. The 24-year-old was travelling with his youn(...)

Records show €20,000 was spent on an air purification system at the Irish Eembassy in Beijing, a city in which air pollution is a regular problem. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The State spent more than €600,000 on gardening and major maintenance works on its properties overseas last year, including €90,000 on asbestos remova(...)

Ugandan  academic Stella Nyanzi smiles as she appears at Buganda Road court charged with cybercrimes after she posted profanity-filled denunciations of president Yowewri Museveni on Facebook, in Kampala, Uganda, on  April 25th. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters

A Ugandan academic was released on bail on Wednesday after spending more than a month in jail on charges related to posts she made on Facebook critici(...)

Harriet: ‘I’m doing well. I thank God for that because there are so many people who died before and I hope to live.’ Photograph: Jane Fallon Griffin

Uganda’s response to HIV/Aids is immediately apparent in the capital, Kampala. Billboards dominating the roadsides advocate testing for children and (...)

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