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 The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has accused his political opponents of working with foreigners to destabilise the country. Photograph: EPA

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has summoned the Vatican’s diplomatic representative in Harare to clarify its position on critici(...)

The Irish Mashonaland Association distributed small emergency grants in May and June to those in need in the Irish community in Zimbabwe.

Good news from Zimbabwe is a rare bird even in normal times, never mind during the Covid-19 crisis: the country was emerging from lockdown last m(...)

Medical staff prepare to start administering drugs to a Covid-19 patient inside a field hospital in Machakos, Kenya. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

#CoronaBillionaires has been trending on Twitter in Kenya, as citizens complain about what many see as a select number of well-connected companies pro(...)

A mother stands with her baby outside the maternity ward in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, northern Uganda, on July 30th. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Across Africa, healthcare workers and activists are calling for more help for pregnant women, as concerns rise about maternal mortality rates increasi(...)

A woman walks on a deserted street in the central Harare, Zimbabwe, where there is a  6pm-6am curfew. Photograph: EPA/Aaron Ufumeli

There are growing fears in Zimbabwe that nationwide demonstrations called on Friday by ruling party critics who want the government to tackle corrupti(...)

Locals and residents of the former Skellig Star Hotel in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, renew calls to close the centre. Photograph: Alan Landers

Dozens of asylum seekers staying in a former hotel in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry have begun a protest over “inhumane” living conditions, and are demanding (...)

 Tendayi Viki is a successful corporate innovator, having worked for large organisations including Unilever, Air France, Salesforce, Rabobank and Unilever.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was fond of observing that it was more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. He was referring to the romanticism and e(...)

Maria Jikijela, co-founder and director of The Great Care Co-op. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s first carers’ co-operative, founded and led by migrant women, will provide “quality care and quality jobs” in a way profit-based agencies ca(...)

Zimbabwe’s security forces have detained a prominent journalist who exposed the alleged illegal awarding of contracts in pandemic-related government (...)

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