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The WHO says the programme seeks to kickstart Africa’s vaccines industry and boost the continent’s pandemic preparedness at a time when it is in desperate need of assistance. Photograph: AP

South Africa will host the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine technology transfer hub to scale up Africa’s access to life-saving inoculations against the (...)

Mali transitional president Col Assimi Goïta inspects a guard of honour after his swearing-in ceremony in Bamako, Mali, on Monday. Phptograph: Hadama Diakite/EPA

Col Assimi Goïta wore full military dress uniform when he swore on Monday to uphold the republican regime and democracy in Mali. Goïta has led two mi(...)

Édouard Mendy will start for Chelsea in the Champions League final against Manchester City on Saturday. Photo: Clive Rose/PA Wire

Édouard Mendy was on the verge of giving up his dream six years ago. After 12 months without a club, he was close to falling through the cracks. His c(...)

Demos - Films of separation and togetherness

For choreographer Liz Roche, creating a sense of connection in a year of separation for the Dublin Dance Festival was a big challenge Last March(...)

Pipit charges 3.5 per cent per transaction as against an average 9 per cent for remittances.

Pipit Global, a fintech company based in Galway, has gone live with a €300,000 crowdfunding campaign ahead of plans to raise €2 million in a Series A (...)

People clean the grave of their loved one, a suspected Ebola victim in 2015, at the Disco Hill safe burial site in Margibi County, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/ EPA

Guinea’s latest Ebola outbreak is believed to have been started by a survivor of the 2014-2016 outbreak, who transmitted it to a sex partner through s(...)

Supporters of opposition candidate Ousmane Sonko call for his release in Dakar on Tuesday. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP

At least eight people have died, hundreds been injured, and about 100 arrested as protests continue in Senegal, following a rape charge against the co(...)

The principle that any funds raised by charging be used only for water such as investment in infrastructure and maintenance must apply, seminar told. Photograph: iStick

Water is such a critical resource for both human populations across Planet Earth and for nature that users have to pay for it, according to Loïc Fauch(...)

Paramedics push a man with coronavirus symptoms inside an ambulance in the north of Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images

A growing coronavirus second wave is threatening to overwhelm fragile healthcare systems across Africa after months of relatively mild impact across t(...)

Migrants wait to be  transferred to Red Cross emergency accommodations from the port of Arguineguin  on the Spanish Canary island of Gran Canaria. Photograph: Desiree Martin/AFP/Getty

Spain is struggling to manage a migrant crisis on the Canary Islands, which in recent weeks have become a major destination for Africans attempting to(...)

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