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Bóthar was established in Limerick in 1989 to send dairy cows to communities in Africa and has since grown to gifting goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits and bees to the developing world. File photograph: Getty

The Charities Regulator has appointed inspectors to carry out a statutory investigation into the charity Bóthar that gifts livestock to communities in(...)

A traveler undergoes a swab test at a Covid-19 test center at Duesseldorf Airport. Photograph: Sarah Pabst/Bloomberg

In 1933, 23 countries, including Austria and Australia, Syria and South Africa, signed the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation to (...)

 An ice cream seller walks through Gandhi Square in  Johannesburg. While  South Africa has been hard hit,  the continent is doing much better than many expected.  Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Early in the spring, as Covid-19 swept across Europe and the United States and pushed some of the world’s most advanced health systems to the brink of(...)

Felix Lutalo stands outside his music store in the bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, holding a Westlife compilation he’s selling. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

From his small music store in the main bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, Felix Lutalo has provided the soundtrack to 27 years of his region’s life. I(...)

 A procession on the eve of the Ethiopian new year, in the city of Mekele.  Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras / AFP

Ethiopians and Eritreans celebrated New Year’s Day on Friday, marking the beginning of the year 2013 in their calendar. In Amharic, Ethiopia’s nation(...)

Then US president George W. Bush awards the presidential medal of freedom to Rwandan hotelier Paul Rusesabagina. Photograph: Shawn Thew/ EPA

Paul Rusesabagina’s appearance in handcuffs in Kigali on Monday has caused widespread concern internationally. The businessman, whose role in shelteri(...)

Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda: accused of being “the founder, leader, sponsor and member of violent, armed, extremist terror outfits”. Photograph: E Schneider/Voices-Unabridged/EPA

He was lauded as a hero internationally for rescuing more than 1,200 people during a genocide, his story told in the Academy Award-nominated film Hote(...)

Bosnian Muslim woman, relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide, visit one of the sites of 1995 mass executions. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Getty Images

Three years after fleeing his home near the town of Vlasenica and taking refuge in the UN’s “safe zone” of Srebrenica, Nedzad Avdic found himself lyin(...)

Sandrine Ndahiro

Irish black voices are being “muffled and brushed aside” according a new documentary released later this week which examines racism in Ireland. The U(...)

Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni: “I don’t want to hear about selfish people, those are enemies of our future.” Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty

Uganda’s 75-year-old president, Yoweri Museveni, has vowed to “crush” protesters, six months ahead of elections, as he announced that his country’s bo(...)

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