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(...)

Christine Ryan with a photograph of her son Michael at home in Lahinch, Co Clare. Photograph Eamon Ward

Airline manufacturer Boeing must suffer criminal punishment for the failures that led to two crashes of its 737 Max aircraft, the Irish mother of one (...)

Irish film producer Ed Guiney receives the award for Best European Comedy and Best European film, for  The Favourite, at the 32nd European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday night. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Even before the official ceremony for the 32nd annual European Film Awards (EFAs) kicked off, it was a triumphant occasion for Irish production The Fa(...)

Army soldiers in the Cibitoke neighbourhood of Bujumbura: The Great Lakes country, which has a population of about 11.7 million, has been mired in political and human rights crisis since 2015. File photograph: Phil Moore/AFP

Burundi’s ruling party is using its youth wing to force citizens to contribute money towards elections next year, according to a rights group, which s(...)

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(...)

Lora Ellard with her husband Luca Di Claudio and 15 month-old half-Irish/half-Italian baby Rían Di Claudio in Rome.
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Lora Ellard is originally from Borris, Co. Carlow. She moved to Rome in 2002 as an au-pair for what she says should have been a short, three-month pos(...)

The remains of United Nations engineer Micheál Ryan arrive into Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The mother of an Irish man who was killed after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed in March said she would like her son to be remembered as a caring(...)

 Faithful gather at  Pope Francis’s prayers for workers at the Mahatazana workyard in Akamasoa, Madagascar. Photograph: Luca Zennaro

Pope Francis, on a visit to Madagascar, on Sunday condemned what he said was its clan culture of privilege and corruption that allows a very few to li(...)

Rescue workers recover the body of a victim of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

The smell of death hung over parts of Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas, where relief workers on Friday sifted through the debris of shattere(...)

Volunteers walk under the wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian through a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Photograph: AP Photo

Rescuers searched for survivors in the Bahamas on Wednesday after Hurricane Dorian, the most damaging storm to strike the island nation, left in its (...)

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