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Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain Photograph: Phil Behan / DFAT

When Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain was posted to West Africa in September 2019 she planned to see her husband and two(...)

Changing legal systems to outlaw gender discrimination is just a starting point. Changing what happens on the ground is a much bigger challenge. Photograph: UIG via Getty Images

A recent World Bank study by Marie Hyland and colleagues has looked at the experience of legal discrimination against women around the globe. In many (...)

A young boy jumps across a stream as some roads have flooded after recent rains in the Praia Nova neighbourhood in Beira, Mozambique on February 26th. During cyclone Idai in 2019 most parts of the neighbourhood were completely flooded. Photograph: Karel Prinsloo/UNCDF/AFP via Getty

In Beira, central Mozambique, locals sleep looking at the stars. Twelve months have passed, but many still can’t afford to replace what was washed awa(...)

National Electoral Commission  officials check ballots after closing their polling station at Chota Primary School in Beira on October 15th, 2019, after  the general election in Mozambique. Photograph: Patrick Meinhardt/AFP

The leader of Mozambique’s main opposition party has called last week’s general election “the most fraudulent the country has ever seen”, as senior pa(...)

 People push a car on a flooded road in Metuge, Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique on Sunday after the area was hit by Cyclone Kenneth. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Torrential rain battered northern Mozambique on Tuesday, grounding aid flights and further swamping a region where a second cyclone in six weeks has k(...)

A part of the building of Anglicana Comunhao church is broken by strong cyclone which hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. Photograph:Yasuyoshi CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered(...)

People recovering  their belongings in Manica province, central Mozambique,  after the passage of  cyclone Idai. Photograph:    EPA/Andre Catueira

The Irish Embassy in Maputo is to provide €400,000 to the relief effort to help people in Mozambique after a cyclone killed hundreds and left thousand(...)

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(...)

Newspaper vendors on a Maputo roadside. Photograph: Louise McLoughlin

In the south of Maputo, off a loud street bulging with taxis displaying shattered windscreens and seat belts that don’t work, there is a quiet space. (...)

Newspaper vendors on a Maputo roadside, Mozambique. Photograph: Louise McLoughlin

It’s a stormy evening in Maputo as John Chekwa recalls the night his son was abducted. Chekwa had earlier answered his phone to a chilling message: me(...)

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