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 A boy takes part in a protest against the Israeli government’s plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv on March 24th. Photograph:  Corinna Kern/Reuters

In a dramatic turnaround, the Israeli government has scrapped its controversial plan to deport tens of thousands of African asylum seekers, after no (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and interior minister Arye Deri:   deal with UN refugee agency cancelled shortly after it was announced. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Facing a right-wing backlash, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has cancelled a deal with the United Nations refugee agency to resettle tens o(...)

A competitor takes part in the Nile River Festival 2018 on the Nile Special wave in Uganda. A new dam will flood the wave by the end of the year. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Nile Special is unlike any other wave in the world. It forms on a rapid on the upper section of the Nile river in Uganda where the water is warm and t(...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

Sr Maura Lynch in the operating theatre in Uganda.

Victoria Coffey was 11 years old when her younger brother Alfred died. Her parents had already lost two children before Victoria’s birth and lost a ne(...)

Caroline Muyni project co-ordinator at Actionaid. Photograph: Bryan Meade

When Caroline Munyi was six-years-old she was fostered by a family in the Netherlands. She wasn’t an orphan and had two loving parents – her mother wa(...)

Serge Kanyamuhanga, from the Democratic Republic of Congo via Uganda, now living in Portlaoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Serge Kanyamuhanga was halfway through a normal afternoon at school when suddenly the sound of gunshots began echoing through the building. Panic spre(...)

Pope Frances has been invited to attend the women’s conference on March 8th.

Pope Francis has been invited to attend the ‘Why Women Matter’ conference in Rome next month at which former President of Ireland Mary McAleese will b(...)

Tullow Oil chief executive Paul McDade: “It’s a very strong outcome, it puts us in a great position to move forward with the growth of the company.”

Irish explorer Tullow Oil reported a surprise €18 million operating profit on Wednesday after three years in the red and said it expected the first oi(...)

Chadwick Boseman plays Black Panther, the Martin Luther King to Killmonger’s Malcolm X. Photograph: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

That’s right. Black Panther is not just another superhero film. It is the first flick in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a black protagonist.(...)

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