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 An African foreign national, part of a group of more than 100 foreign national refugees living on a sidewalk in Cape Town city centre, brushes her teeth during  a 21-day national  lockdown to contain coronavirus, in Cape Town, South Africa.  Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It is perhaps inevitable that we are preoccupied by the news of the pandemic’s progress closest to home. These are our people, our family, our colleag(...)

Hicham Lamchaali (36), from Morocco and South Africa, works 48 hours per week as a nursing home duty-manager. He remains, however, in a direct provision centre in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The number of people stuck in direct provision because they cannot get housing has increased by 65 per cent since the end of 2018. Figures from the D(...)

People  wait at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The man behind me in the British Airways queue to board the Johannesburg-Heathrow flight on Saturday evening was shouting. “Stop talking!” he was repe(...)

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa: his government’s attempts to alleviate the food crisis have had limited success. File photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Zimbabwe’s worst food crisis in living memory has deepened significantly in recent months despite an influx of international aid and government effort(...)

A young boy jumps across a stream as some roads have flooded after recent rains in the Praia Nova neighbourhood in Beira, Mozambique on February 26th. During cyclone Idai in 2019 most parts of the neighbourhood were completely flooded. Photograph: Karel Prinsloo/UNCDF/AFP via Getty

In Beira, central Mozambique, locals sleep looking at the stars. Twelve months have passed, but many still can’t afford to replace what was washed awa(...)

Alpha Condé arrives at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  during a recent session of the Assembly of the African Heads of States. Photograph:  Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, Guinea’s citizens will vote for a new constitution which could see the country’s first democratically-elected president cement his power an(...)

Rhino Calf Born at Dublin Zoo with mother Ashanti . Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo

A southern white rhinoceros calf has been born at Dublin Zoo. The male calf, estimated to weigh about 50kg, was born at 4.30am on February 10th. Visi(...)

Sanctuary Runners at the Run Killarney 10k event in July, 2019.

The entrance to the IDA business park in Dungarvan is pretty unremarkable. If you didn’t work there you’d miss it. But for me it’s a cherished spot. (...)

Nicole and Artwell Gani voting in Balbriggan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Jade Wilson

The population of the Co Dublin seaside town Balbriggan has grown hugely in recent years - it now has the youngest population in Ireland and is one of(...)

Peter Mutharika, Malawi’s president since 2014, won a close election in 2019 with a 38.57 per cent share of the vote. Photograph: Reuters/Eldson Chagara

Malawi’s presidency said on Wednesday it would appeal against a court ruling that overturned Peter Mutharika’s narrow election victory, calling the o(...)

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