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The owner and co-worker of the 1 Classie Africa beauty salon in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although hair salons are open, many like this one are struggling to get customers to visit them. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Africa has passed 400,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. The number has increased fourfold across the continent since May 22nd, when it hit 100,000, bef(...)

Fighters loyal to Yemen’s separatist Southern Transitional Council  in the southern Abyan province this week. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The UN has warned that millions of Yemeni children are at risk of starvation because of “huge” shortfalls in humanitarian funding at a time that the c(...)

Noel Casey, principal Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

“It was like there was a death in the family,” said Noel Casey, principal of Our Lady’s Bower secondary school, Athlone, speaking after a staff meetin(...)

About 40% of the world’s population do not have facilities to wash their hands with soap and water at home.

An additional 6,000 children could die daily from preventable causes over the next six months due to pressure by the Covid-19 pandemic on health syste(...)

Worldwide, four out of five girls complete primary school but only two out of five complete upper secondary school; this is most prevalent in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Photograph: Getty

Unfortunately, in 2020 a gender equitable world is still a long way off. This year marks 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Actio(...)

 French soldiers use detectors to  search for improvised explosive devices during the Burkhane Operation in northern Burkina Faso, in November 2019. File photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Militants killed 43 people during attacks in Burkina Faso this week, turning attention back on the restive Sahel region. The Ouagadougou government (...)

Syrian children pose for a picture as their families prepare to flee a camp for the displaced, east of Sarmada in the north of  Idlib province, on Sunday. Photograph:  Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pr(...)

Ruth and Ignacio with Rubén, who is just over two, and Sebastian, six months, in Panama where they live
Welcome to my place ... Panama
  • Abroad
  • January 26, 2020, 06:01

Ruth Craig is originally from Drogheda, Co Louth. She moved to Panama in 2014 with her husband Ignacio for her job with Unicef, which supports the rig(...)

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in December: claims the crackdown in 2017 was a legitimate response to militant violence. Photograph: Yves Herman

The UN’s top court will decide on Thursday whether to impose “urgent measures” on Myanmar to prevent further allegedly genocidal attacks on its Rohing(...)

Minister for foreign affairs Brian Lenihan with An Ngoc Dung (2) and Van Quoc Thanh (3) at a party for Vietnamese refugees at Blanchardstown hospital, Co Dublin, in 1979. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Forty years ago today, on Christmas Eve 1979, the front page of The Irish Times carried an unusually cheery photograph of then minister for foreign af(...)

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