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Kenyans collect used plastic bags from Nairobi River to resell in marketplaces near the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Anyone selling, producing, or even carrying a plastic bag there now risks a €35,000 euro fine or up to four years in prison. Photograph: Wendy Stone/Corbis/Getty

Tourists are being warned to avoid bringing plastic bags to Tanzania from June 1st, when a ban will go into force throughout the country. The Tanzani(...)

Lavannia: ‘Be personable– interviewers are looking for people they can imagine working with.’

Tell us about yourself, where you’re from and where you went to college? “I have a somewhat atypical background. So I’m originally from Singapore/Ma(...)

Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The East African country is  more than 10 times the size of the Republic, and has  an estimated population of about 60m

Preparations are under way for an Irish trade mission to Tanzania following the establishment of a new business organisation that is hoping to encoura(...)

 Shane Lowry and his caddie are caught in a small sand vortex on the fairway of the fifth hole during the final round of the RBC Heritage tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links. Photograph:  Joshua S Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Lowry’s observations in the immediate aftermath of finishing in a tie for third place behind tournament winner CT Pan in the RBC Heritage classi(...)

Valentine’s Day comes with a pretty hefty price tag for most Irish couples

That time is upon us again: the day when everyone is supposed to be in love and told by the media and the markets of the world to express their love b(...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

Aminex is listed both in Dublin and London. Photograph: iStock

Oil and gas exploration company Aminex raised £1.85 million (€2.11 million) from shareholders to accelerate development of two licences in Tanzania. (...)

Our sedentary lifestyle, 5000 or less steps per day, is correlated with a spectrum of diseases; cardiovascular, diabetes and more. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As interesting as human evolutionary history undoubtedly is, one mightn’t expect it to be right at the cutting edge in producing insights of extraordi(...)

A  woman from the San tribe lying on the sandy floor of her village in a remote part of the Kalahari desert. Photograph: Jorge Fernandez/LightRocket via Getty Images

Nutrition experts have long debated whether there is an optimal diet that humans evolved to eat. January is Health Month in The Irish Times(...)

Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, gestures to supporters at party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, earlier this month. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

First the good news. When Felix Tshisekedi is inaugurated as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa today, it will be the cou(...)

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