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Fionnuala Colton with a painting of her brother Paul McGirr, who played on the Tyrone minor squad. Photograph: Ronan McGrade

He could have been one of the Tyrone footballing greats, but Paul McGirr died in 1997 after an accidental collision on the pitch in an Ulster minor fo(...)

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema casts his vote in Lusaka ahead of his presidential win.   Photograph: Salim Dawood

The main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has been declared a clear winner of the country’s presidential election. The former businessman, who(...)

President of Zambia Edgar Lungu is vying for another five years in office. Photograph: Getty

Zambians will cast their votes on Thursday in a hotly contested general election after a campaign undermined by accusations of voter fraud, harassment(...)

A family of vendors pose for a photo before sleeping next to their items to be sold at Nakasero Market in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 infection rates are rapidly increasing in Africa, with many countries reporting a previously unseen spread of the disease. “The speed and sc(...)

Former and first Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda: green shirts apart, he had real and strong links with this country. Photograph: Getty Images

Like our own political leaders, except more literally, the late Kenneth Kaunda was well known for pulling on the green shirt. In his case, it was part(...)

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda at the inauguration ceremony of South African president Thabo Mbeki  in pril, 2004. Photograph: EPA/STR

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he(...)

A Covid-19 patient at Green-acres Hospital in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Samantha Reinders/The New York Times

A study of corpses in a Zambian morgue suggests that deaths from Covid-19 may have been routinely undercounted in the country, and by extension possib(...)

Paul Wagstaff, senior agricultural adviser with Self Help Africa.

One of the more ominous indicators of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa has been the dramatic recent shifts in rainfall patterns. With rain-fed agr(...)

People  wait at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The man behind me in the British Airways queue to board the Johannesburg-Heathrow flight on Saturday evening was shouting. “Stop talking!” he was repe(...)

Deirdre Mangaoang (acting programme director RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme) shares gifts with twins Bupe and Mapalo Mwape and extended family in the remote village of Chabatama in the Kawambwa region of Zambia.

This is a story about how two very small deals . . . When Lydia Mwape arrived at a district hospital in Kawambwa, an isolated town in north Zambia, i(...)

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