Uganda

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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.(...)

Female genital mutilation: Monica Cheptilak says she was the “chairperson of the knife cutters” in her tribe before FGM was outlawed in Uganda, in 2010. She shows her tool. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Across northeast Uganda, reformed “cutters” are apologising for their sins. “I used the same knife on seven girls,” one gap-toothed woman is announcin(...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

Former Irish president Mary McAleese and her husband Martin. File photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The Vatican has barred former President of Ireland Mary McAleese from taking part in a conference to mark International Women’s Day which was original(...)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan with his wife, Suchi, and their children Maya and Meera at their home in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Ramakrishnan Ramanathan arrived in Ireland in 2007 he did not experience culture shock. He grew up in Mumbai and then spent his teenage years in (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu:  has called the migrants’ presence a threat to Israel’s social fabric and Jewish character. Photograph: Tsafrir Abayov/AP

Israel said on Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, threatening them with jail if they are c(...)

The Samuel family, originally from South Sudan, from left: Gabriel, Jennifer, Salome, Morgan, Emmanuel, Esther, Grace  and Victoria  at home in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

“My parents don’t understand me” is the cry of most teenagers during the fraught years of establishing their independence from those who raised them. (...)

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