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Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera campaigns in  Lilongwe on June 20th. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Lazarus Chakwera, a Pentecostal pastor-turned-politician, was inaugurated as Malawi’s president after winning the first opposition victory in an elect(...)

 Brigid O’Dea: ‘Why do we live through the moments of pain if not for the moments of love and shared joy?’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women opens with the line: “I (have) had lots of troubles; so I write jolly tales.” Art is often used as a medium to explore t(...)

  Malawi’s president Peter Mutharika salutes   arrives last month at  the launch of his Democratic Progressive Party’s  manifesto and election campaign at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe. Photograph: Getty Images

Malawi’s president Peter Mutharika has narrowly won re-election with 38 per cent of the votes in last week’s polls, the electoral commission has decla(...)

Some 371 Irish people were arrested abroad in 2018, up from 316 arrests in the whole of the previous year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of Irish people arrested abroad last year rose by almost a fifth from 2017, according to final end-of-year figures released by the Departme(...)

Grace Miano: remanded in custody. Photograph: Paul Daniel/RTÉ

A woman accused of murdering a Malawian national in a house in Foxrock was deemed medically unfit to appear in court on Friday. Grace Miano (50) is c(...)

Sr Anne Carr, a Medical Missionary of Mary sister,  took Bono  on a tour of a  hospital in Lilongwe in Malawi. “I said he was my nephew because strangers weren’t allowed in the hospital.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Rolling Stones may have had Sister Morphine but U2’s preference is for the altogether more savoury Sr Anne. A Medical Missionary of Mary, Sr Anne (...)

 Aoife McDonnell of Donegal, Lee Chin of Wexford and Jamie Clarke of Armagh at the  launch of the 2017 Global Games Development Fund at Iveagh House on Wednesday.  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Was your GAA club one of the 59 across the globe that received news of a windfall when the Global Games Development Fund 2017 was launched today? Some(...)

Lake Malawi’s water levels are at a ten-year low, forcing hydro power stations to operate below capacity, causing power cuts and pumped water shortage(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on their arrival to Kazumu International Airport, Lilongwe, Malawi on the ninth day of the President’s 22-day official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew

Irish missionaries were Ireland’s original pioneers in Africa, President Michael D Higgins has said in Malawi. Six Irish missionaries with long servi(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi.Photograph: Chris Bellew /Photography 2014

Such was the devastating effect of the Famine on the Irish people that they have yet to find language to describe it, President Michael D Higgins said(...)

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