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Liam Jegou was the first Irish athlete to be officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Canoe Ireland

Every Olympic journey is marked by a beginning, middle and end, only for Liam Jegou it feels like there’s been a lot more in between. The first Irish (...)

 Schoolchildren from Ankileisoke Primary School eat lunch offered by a World Food Programme scheme, in the Amboasary-South district of southern Madagascar. Photograph: Rijasolo/AFP via Getty Images

Madagascar is on the brink of a famine due to climate change, according to aid workers in the country. As many as 1.1 million people in the Indian Oc(...)

Refurbed founders Jürgen Riedl, Peter Windischhofer and Kilian Kaminski. Mr Windischhofer said the pandemic had shown the need for electronic devices from reliable sources.

Irish consumers are increasingly considering their carbon footprint when choosing technology, with a growing number willing to consider refurbished or(...)

 Ukrainian health minister Maksym Stepanov speaks with Anna Ilina, a member of the Ukrainian Olympic shooting team as she receives a dose of Chinese-developed CoronaVac vaccine in Kiev. Photograph: Volodymyr Petrov

The Olympic Games and IOC are rarely far from controversy. Rio had its fair share and from the polluted water and the doping scandals to the US swimme(...)

Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty

Reports that Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, is in hospital and seriously ill from Covid-19 are circulating across a country that has refused to (...)

Refurbed founders Jürgen Riedl,  Kilian Kaminsk and Peter Windischhofer.

A new online marketplace for refurbished technology has officially launched in Ireland, offering consumers a new option for buying electronic goods. (...)

President John Magufuli: called on  citizens for three days of prayer to defeat unnamed “respiratory diseases” amid warnings that the country is seeing a deadly resurgence in infections. Photograph: AP

Dorothy Gwajima, Tanzania’s health minister, held a Covid-19 press briefing this month that looked more like a cooking show. Brandishing a blender as(...)

The tiny male lizard discovered in the rainforest in northern Madagascar. Photograph: Frank Glaw handout/EPA

Scientists say they have discovered a sunflower seed-sized subspecies of chameleon that may well be the smallest reptile on Earth. Two of the miniatu(...)

“In 2018 alone, 5.3 million children died before their fifth birthdays. Behind each statistic there is a mother struggling to feed her child and not succeeding.” Photograph: Getty Images

Persisting hunger across the planet is an “immense mountain” that must overcome if the UN sustainable development goal of “zero hunger” is to be reali(...)

 Family members wearing  PPE suits carry the remains of an elderly  relative who died from  Covid-19  at a graveyard in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph:  EPA/Kim Ludbrook

Confirmed coronavirus cases on the African continent are expected to hit one million this week, with experts raising concerns about the lack of testin(...)

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