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Majella Johnson, co-owner of Johnson Produce, wholesalers in fresh-cut flowers and plants. Their warehouse in Northern Ireland is yards from the Donegal border. Photograph: Freya McClements

From the outside, it looks like any other warehouse; inside, is a garden of flowers hidden right on the Border. Twice a week lorries arrive from the (...)

Zimbabweans queue to get a free monthly food basket at a pick-up station run by WFP and Goal in Mutare district, Manicaland province. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

Rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe hit by the full force of two natural disasters since the beginning of 2019 are struggling to survive. Cylone Id(...)

When preliminary trial results of the new vaccine were released a year ago, the World Health Organisation called it ‘a major scientific breakthrough’. Photograph: iStock

In what may be a watershed moment in the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s most lethal infectious disease, an experimental new vaccine has prote(...)

A child receives a polio vaccination drop in Nkozi town, about 84 km from Uganda’s  capital city Kampala on October 19th, 2019. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP

In another milestone on the long, expensive and sometimes discouraging road to wiping out polio, global health officials have announced that two of th(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

A surveillance camera in Kampala:  some say such gadgets contradict the central tenets of democratic society. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Alex gestures up from a busy road, in the Ugandan capital Kampala, at a shiny camera on a long white pole. “They are watching you,” he smiles. “They a(...)

Shay Linehan: adapter for the stage of three of the late Maeve Binchy’s books

Born: June 26th, 1954 Died: June 20th, 2019 Shay Linehan, who has died aged 64, led a double life, in the best sense of that term. A dramatist of con(...)

Shilpa Ganatra flying high above Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Set back from a runway in Livingstone in Zambia, there’s a contraption that looks like a tiny, two-person sidecar with paraglide attached, ready for m(...)

A computer generated image of the rooftop infinity pool on a London skyscraper

Anyone who has ever been in London on a cold grey summer’s day will be forgiven for arching a sceptical James Bond-style eyebrow at news that “death d(...)

Breda Gahan when she was a staff nurse at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, in 1987

It was not easy being young in the late 1980s and seeing young people die from Aids and HIV, which was a new virus in Ireland at the time. I was a ne(...)

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