Zanzibar

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The upturned passenger ferry MV Nyerere  in the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania on Friday. Photograph: AP

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria in east Africa after a ferry sank on Thursday, Tanzanian officials have said. Scores more w(...)

The Tanzanian government has set up  a new ePassport service for its  56 million citizens that is modelled on the Irish system

It is a long way from Dublin to Dar Es Salaam but Tanzanian citizens looking to acquire a new passport will soon receive documents that have been prod(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

 Pope Francis  speaks to journalists aboard his flight to Italy at the end of his visit to South America on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Luca Zennaro

Pope Francis has apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop wh(...)

Targeted Investment Opportunities ICAV, bought the former Zanzibar building last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A dispute alleged to be frustrating the multi-million-euro development of a 160-unit aparthotel on a site on Dublin’s north quays known as the Zanziba(...)

Aoife Spengeman: ‘It is actually nice to visit home and feel the cold. I never thought I’d say that.’

In the run up to St Patrick’s Day, Irish Times Abroad is inviting readers around the world to upload their photos and stories to our new Picturin(...)

Chocolate Afternoon Tea at the Conrad Dublin hotel

NEWS Lit up Tickets for this year’s Ballymaloe Lit Fest are officially on sale. The fifth annual celebration of all things food and literary takes pl(...)

The Zanzibar building on Dublin’s Lower Ormond Quay: the sale follows acquisition of the site for over €10 million, roughly double the €5 million asking price.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A fund connected with US investment group Oaktree Capital Management has acquired the former Zanzibar hotel on Dublin’s quays and intends to seek perm(...)

Suleiman Abdullah Salim, a Tanzanian man who was tortured for years in a prison in Afghanistan run by the CIA. Photograph: Bryan Denton/New York Times

At first, the Americans seemed confused about Suleiman Abdullah Salim. They apparently had been expecting a light-skinned Arab, and instead at a small(...)

Ross Cahill O Brien at the steel maple staircase in his home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Architect Ross Cahill O’Brien’s designs have provided the backdrop to many a Dubliner’s social life. Having designed countless 1990s and Noughties ho(...)

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