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As late as 2007, it was still being built, new, in China and Nigeria.

It was a time of trouble and strife, a time of mass public protests. A time of wars being fought in far away places, with people about whom we knew li(...)

Arrested residents of Johannesburg’s Katlehong township lay on the ground on September 5th as South Africa’s financial capital is hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner violence. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s defence minister has said that that no government could stop the type of urban unrest currently gripping the country, following a fresh(...)

Edna O’Brien:  has just published Girl, a book she set out to write four years ago,  when she was 84. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The artistic imagination does not abide by any set rules of age, either for beginning or finishing its work. The schedule can be a mystery and creati(...)

People  take part in a protest against the abuse of women by men outside parliament in Cape Town. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty

The spate of urban unrest sweeping through South African cities over the past week spread to Cape Town on Wednesday, where regional leaders and intern(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

A Cameroonian policeman and a gendarme at a polling station in southwestern Cameroon, during last October’s presidential election. Insurgents have been fighting the West African country’s francophone government in a bid to carve out an independent state they hope will be named Ambazonia. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of children in Cameroon’s English language-speaking region are staying out of school this week, after separatists called for a b(...)

Plain-clothes members of the South African Police Service patrol the Johannesburg township of Alexandra. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an end to the xenophobic violence that has erupted in parts of South Africa in recent days, saying there is n(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2010 contract.   Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Down Stephen’s Lane in the south of Dublin city centre, near what used to be Dobbins bistro, an empire sits behind a set of wrought iron gates. It doe(...)

Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fred Hammond points up at a grubby apartment block from his makeshift seat on a pile of fishing nets and wonders how it was allowed to be built. It r(...)

Jameson’s super premium Black Barrel whiskey brand saw sales increase 22 per cent in the US.

Irish whiskey brand Jameson continued to grow in the 12 months to the end of June, with sales rising 6 per cent to reach 7.7 million cases over the pe(...)

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