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Family members carry the body of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, director of government-owned Radio Mogadishu, for burial in Mogadishu. The staunch critic of al-Shabaab was killed by a suicide bomber in November. Photograph: AFP

In the ruins of his devastated hospital, Ali Omar Tarabi despairs at the violence that has come to the city of Guriel, a once-peaceful haven in Somali(...)

When Biden was inaugurated 47th president in January he spoke of turning a new page in the country and the world’s history. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In the broad sweep of 2021’s global politics, Ireland’s preoccupation with defending the Northern Ireland protocol may seem like a sideshow. Not least(...)

Flooding in Fangak County, Jonglei state, in South Sudan. Photo Credit: African Development Aid/Christian Aid

The costs associated with extreme weather events exacerbated by global warming continued to escalate during 2021 while the world’s poorest countries o(...)

People protest in Sudan against the October military takeover and reinstatement of  prime minister Abdalla Hamdok. Photograph: Marwan Ali/AP

Hundreds of thousands of people marched to the presidential palace in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Sunday in protest at the October 25th military coup,(...)

Gabrielius Landsbergis, foreign minister of Lithuania: ‘We are convinced that Russia is actually preparing for all-out war against Ukraine.’ Photograph: Gints Ivuskans/Pool/AFP via Getty

The European Union slapped sanctions on Russian private military contractor the Wagner Group on Monday, accusing it of covert activities, killings and(...)

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett and Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Haim Zach/Israel Government Press Office via AP

A year after normalising relations with the United Arab Emirates, Naftali Bennett has become the first Israeli prime minister to visit the country. “(...)

The four members of Bright Stars Entertainment. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

A new Irish Times series, Young Africans Rising, begins today with this report by Sally Hayden. When he was still in control of the Gambia, Africa’s (...)

Patients queue prior to being vaccinated in Uganda, one of the countries which received aid from Ireland in 2020. File photograph: Luke Dray/Getty

Ireland contributed over €150million to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic in developing countries, as part of a global response to Covid-19 in(...)

Doreen Nanibaa McPaul grew up ‘as a half-Navajo half-Irish girl’

“For the first time in my lifetime my two cultures were intertwined in the most beautiful way ... I was so proud to be Navajo and so proud to be Irish(...)

Sudanese anti-coup protesters take to the streets during a demonstration in Khartoum. Photograph: EPA/STR

Dozens of people have been killed and their villages burned in inter-communal violence in Sudan’s West Darfur state, the United Nations has said, wors(...)

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