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An employee works at a photoelectric production line at a factory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections on Tuesday, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that thresho(...)

Former Irish president Mary Robinson and Graça Machel, widow of former president Nelson Mandela, join a walk to commemorate what would have been Mandela’s 99th birthday in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Fifty-two grassroots organisations from around the world are to be promoted by The Elders – a group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela – as p(...)

The Mary Robinson Centre is in Ballina, Co Mayo, the former president’s home town.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus.

The Mary Robinson Centre in the former president’s home town of Ballina, Co Mayo, is no vanity project as some, including UCD history professor Diarma(...)

Human Rights Campaigner Graca Michel with Mary Robinson during her visit to Ballina, Co Mayo, where she delivered the second Mary Robinson Centre International Human Rights lecture. Photograph: Henry Wills.

Former president Mary Robinson has said she is “hopeful” that there will be sufficient political will to secure an agreement on climate chang(...)

Former South African president  Nelson Mandela: the  sequel is based on a little known manuscript Mandela wrote by hand but never completed, chronicling his time as the country’s first black president. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

“I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest(...)

South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela leaves his office in Johannesburg with assistant Zelda la Grange.  Photograph: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images

A memoir by Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant has lifted the lid on the internal family power struggles that went on in the last few years of his li(...)

Deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke (centre)  is flanked by Professor Njabulo Ndebele (left) and George Bizos, Mr Mandela’s lawyer, confidant and friend, at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, on Monday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Nelson Mandela left an estate worth 46 million rand (€3.05 million) to a range of beneficiaries, including his wife, family members, staff and educati(...)

Nelson Mandela left his €3 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local school.   File  photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has left his €3 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff an(...)

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma (left) with Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela. Family members and politicians aligned to Mandla Mandela were reportedly refused entry to the funeral of the late president. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

An intergenerational family feud led by the late Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter and grandson deepened significantly in the days leading up to the an(...)

A young boy and hundreds of others watch Nelson Mandela’s funeral service at a viewing point in the village of Qunu yesterday. Photograph: EPA

In the end, it was a rainbow funeral – the sort of final passage that acknowledged differing aspects of his faith in a harmonious unity. A meeting of (...)

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