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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(...)

Kashimbo Musonda is facing allegations of poor professional performance and professional misconduct in connection to events that transpired at University Hospital Waterford. Image: Google Streetview

A radiographer allegedly mistook a knee for an elbow in an X-ray image and exposed a young patient’s mother to radiation, a fitness-to-practise inquir(...)

Irish societies in Africa are among the oldest in the world. Membership peaked in the post-independence era.

When we arrived in Zambia in 2008, the Wild Geese Society of Lusaka welcomed my husband and I with a ferocity that denied us any opportunity for lonel(...)

Zambian president Edgar Lungu in Lusaka. In response to the allegations that he is becoming increasingly dictatorial, Lungu insisted Zambia was Africa’s most accomplished democracy, and that he was only trying to bring “sanity” to the country. Photograph: Dawood Salim/Getty

The Zambian parliament’s decision last week to approve a 90-day state of emergency sought by the country’s president, Edgar Lungu, has reinforced fear(...)

  Incumbent Zambian  president Edward Lungu Zambian of the Patriotic Front: he  was re-elected on August 15th  in a closely-fought vote that the opposition claimed was rigged. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has been declared the winner of an election that the main opposition claims was rigged and has vowed to challenge in c(...)

“A daughter is a precious thing.” Micheal Chanda with his wife, Anna Barbu; and their daughter, Lina. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheal Chanda: arrived from Zambia, 2013 Micheal Chanda and his identical twin brother, John, never left one another’s side during the two years (...)

Neville Isdell: “I had thought about buying something in my homeland, but this wasn’t an emotional decision. Now is the right time to buy in Ireland.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Neville Isdell, the former chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola and the owner of the CHQ building in Dublin, leans on his walking stick, looks le(...)

Dublin-born Brendan Donohoe spent almost his entire working life in airline administration, at home and abroad. The eldest of Bridget and Mattie Donoh(...)

Lusaka home from home: Fr Prof Michael Kelly (right) with former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda and Dr Charlotte Scott (wife of the current deputy president) at the Irish Ambassador's St Patrick's Day party earlier this month

Unlikely as it might seem, on the surface, Lusaka is a home from home for Fr Prof Michael Kelly. Born almost 84 years ago in Co Offaly, he grew up (...)

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