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A cargo train leaves the container terminal for its inaugural journey to Nairobi, at the port of the coastal town of Mombasa. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya inaugurated a $3.2 billion railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country’s biggest infras(...)

A traditional dance act performs at the Kakuma’s Got Talent audition in Kakuma refugee camp, northern Kenya. Photograph: Ruairi Casey

As children poke their heads through the flap windows of an already crowded tent, an MC announces over a crackling microphone that the show will be mo(...)

Archbishop Thomas White was only the second Irish man in the history of the Catholic Church to have served as a Papal Nuncio in a country where he did not already hold a bishopric.

Archbishop Thomas White, who has died aged 85, had a long and distinguished career in the Vatican diplomatic corps and served in Africa, Asia, the Ame(...)

Libin, a Somali refugee, says goodbye to her friends at Kakuma airstrip as she prepares to depart for a new life in US. Photograph: Ruairi Casey

“California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico. ” Libin lists the states over a plate of injera bread inside an Ethiopian restaurant, growing more excited as s(...)

Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.  Photograph: EPA

The death has taken place of Archbishop Thomas White (85), a priest of Ossory diocese who had one of the most varied careers an Irishman has had with (...)

Mary Otieno from Nyabera village in western Kenya in her cassava plantation. She is among 28,000 small farmers who will benefit from the new Gorta-Self Help Africa  project in Kenya

Irish charity Gorta-Self Help Africa has won a €6.5 million contract to run an EU-backed food production project in Kenya. The new project focuses on (...)

A family of elephants make their way home after a long day in Amboseli National Park. Photograph: Ciara Kenny

A line of acacia trees is perfectly silhouetted against the orange-violet streak of the setting Kenyan sun. We’ve been on the hunt all day for lions o(...)

St Patrick surrounded by visiting Spanish students in Dublin in advance of the parade of Friday’s parade. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The luck of the Irish doesn’t always hold weather-wise on St Patrick’s Day but Dublin has been enjoying glorious spring sunshine in the run-up to this(...)

A pregnant woman with other displaced people, cooking and cleaning clothes in the early evening in Yambio – the area was once considered one of the most peaceful and productive parts of the country, but the spiraling civil war has sent farmers fleeing. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Simon Burete was weeding his peanut field a few weeks ago when he saw smoke coming from his house. He ran as fast as he could. He and his wife, Angeli(...)

International Rescue Committee president David Miliband: “Ireland can build its pride by saying: ‘We’re part of this world, not separate from it.’” Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Ireland must focus on the immigrant contribution to Irish society in order to avoid dehumanising those affected by the refugee crisis, former British (...)

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