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Rev Dr Sahr John Yambasu became an Irish citizen in 1989.

The first African-born leader of one of Ireland’s main churches has been elected president-designate of the Methodist Church. Rev Dr Sahr John Yamba(...)

Researchers also documented people with mental health problems, including children, being subjected to alternative ‘treatments’, including eating or drinking mixes of herbs. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP

The World Health Organisation has warned of a mental health crisis across Africa, as services are disrupted or stopped, even as demand rises due to th(...)

Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain Photograph: Phil Behan / DFAT

When Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain was posted to West Africa in September 2019 she planned to see her husband and two(...)

Acayo Rose (74) stands in front of one of her family’s malaria nets with a neighbour and her baby in Gulu. Photograph: Sally Hayden/Thomson Reuters Foundation

In her small home in northern Uganda surrounded by the six children she cares for, Acayo Rose (74) sleeps under a mosquito net she inherited from a de(...)

Thomas Mannah (21) is brought before Cork District Court on Monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A 21 year old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with firearm offences and endangerment following an incident at the weekend where (...)

A protester holds up a placard demanding justice for Tamir Rice, David McAtee, Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Eric Gardner, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery – all African-Americans who’ve recently lost their lives in allegedly racially-motivated killings. Photograph: EPA/Christian Bruna

For almost 15 years, a huddled group of protesters has walked the snow-dusted streets of Dessau in eastern Germany on January 7th, bearing posters wit(...)

 Gerard Brady (2nd R) with  Denis Gallagher and Charles Haughey in 1982. File photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Gerard Brady has died at the age of 82. First elected to the Dáil in 1977, he died at home in Donnybrook, Dublin, on Satu(...)

Students wear plastic face shields at the Nankan Junior High School in Taoyuan City, Taiwan: testing, contact tracing, travel bans, quarantines and masks in public places are Asian defence tools. Photograph: David Chang

As deadly coronavirus swept across Europe over the past three months, other parts of the world had valuable time to gather information on the new dise(...)

Lisa Smyth works as a technical adviser from her home – her late grand aunt’s cottage –  in Darragh, Co Clare.

Many of us have had to become experts in remote working over the past few weeks, though not in the best of circumstances. We speak to those who’ve bee(...)

An employee works at a photoelectric production line at a factory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections on Tuesday, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that thresho(...)

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