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A  Somali MP exits a voting booth in Garowe in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region back in 2014.  The presidential election takes place  this  Sunday. Photograph: AFP via Getty

A record 39 candidates are running for Somalia’s long-awaited presidential election, which will take place on Sunday after being stalled for more than(...)

The carcass of a goat lies in the sand on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Lying in the sand on the edges of what has become a makeshift camp for thousands of displaced people in Dollow, southwest Somalia, is a harrowing sigh(...)

When Beryl Ohas was 13, her life changed forever. Photograph: Damien Eagers

When Beryl Ohas was in her final year of primary school her life changed forever. The 13-year-old had just completed her final exam before the summer (...)

Syrian artist and asylum seeker Manar Shouha. Photograph: Alan Betson

While the State’s treatment of Ukrainian refugees is welcomed by NGOs, others who wish to apply for asylum in Ireland face long delays I meet Sy(...)

 Liliana Fernadez at the graduation event. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

More members of Ireland’s migrant community should feel supported and empowered to run in local elections so that Irish politics properly reflects the(...)

Yemeni women shop at a traditional market amid food price spike, in the old city of Sana’a. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that several poor countries, including Yemen, which depend heavily on wheat and grain imports risk suffering significant food price spike and food insecurity because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

‘War in Ukraine means hunger in Africa, ” International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva has warned. The interdependence of Africa(...)

Customers buying a refurbished device will be able to choose Ireland as a country in which to plant a tree. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Online marketplace Refurbed has partnered with Irish tree-planting project Reforest Nation to help rebuild native woodlands and offset carbon emission(...)

A roadside vendor sells oranges  at Asese, Ogun State in southwest Nigeria.  From Nigerian airlines to Malawi bakers, African countries are feeling the pain of Ukraine’s crisis as supply disruptions hike inflation and oil prices push up fuel costs. Photograph: Pius Utomi Expei/AFP/Getty

From fuel to wheat, the invasion of Ukraine is already having a potentially devastating effect on prices across Africa. In Sierra Leone, a West Afric(...)

The war in Ukraine will impact on  the energy we need to turn on ovens, lights and heating, to the fertiliser we need to grow our  crops. These crops include not just wheat to feed the human population but grass to feed cows and other livestock.  Photograph: Getty Images

Vladimir Lenin once said that “wheat is the currency of currencies”. Now his successor Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine threatens repercussions th(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino with   Russian President Vladimir Putin in  Sochi. Russia was growing and bolstering itself throughout the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi 2014 and during the Fifa World Cup in 2018. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty

Imagine Gianni Infantino going for a stroll down some fancy promenade by an expensive beach in Doha. He gets the phone call he’s dreaded for some tim(...)

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