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Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed (centre) on April 11th: Tuesday’s moves are part of a radical reform agenda. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopia announced on Tuesday that it would implement a peace agreement ending a 1998-2000 war with Eritrea that requires it to cede disputed land it (...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

Journalists wait outside the Director of Criminal Investigation headquarters, following the arrest of the head of the National Youth Service, Richard Ndubai, along with an unspecified number of officials over corruption in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. Photograph:  Baz Ratner/Reuters

Kenyan authorities have arrested more than 20 people, including senior officials, in a probe into the alleged theft of almost $100 million from a gove(...)

Sisters Sisi and Elle Malindikin of Dual jewellery. Photograph: Fionn McCann

“We are not selling because this is African, it is because of good design, desirable, and worth wearing,” says Belfast-born Penny Winter, a former cos(...)

Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, in his paddock at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County, Kenya, in December 2016. Sudan has died  at the age of 45, his keepers have announced. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it has said, leaving only two females of its subspecies ali(...)

Scrabble family: “It’s an education for young people and adults, too,” says Lukeman Owolabi, who plays with his wife, Lucia, and their three children, Nicole, Mikel and Daniel. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Lukeman Owolabi was a teenager when he started playing Scrabble. Every evening after school the young Nigerian would gather with friends and, with the(...)

A man sits in a control centre of the NTV channel, which was shut down by the Kenyan government this week. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Sitting in his office, Linus Kaikai ate peanuts and tried to decide how best to be arrested by the police officers he thought were lurking outside the(...)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition gather ahead of Mr Odinga’s planned ‘swearing-in’ ceremony at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Tuesday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The Kenyan government cut the transmission of three private television stations on Tuesday to curtail coverage of the mock presidential inauguration o(...)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta waves upon his arrival to his inauguration ceremony where he will be sworn in as president at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph:  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya in a colourful ceremony that few believe will signal the end of po(...)

Maggie Coughlan climbing Mount Kenya. The Bantry, Co Cork, native has been living in  Kenya since 2016
Welcome to My Place . . . Nairobi
  • Abroad
  • November 19, 2017, 09:00

Maggie Coughlan is from Bantry, Co Cork. She arrived in Kenya in 2016 after living in Australia for four years. She is a criminology researcher by pro(...)

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