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ExThera has agreed a deal with Irish aid agency Gorta Group for potential use of the Seraph 100 in the developing world. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new medical device that has shown promising results in early trials on coronavirus patients may be manufactured in Ireland after talks began on iden(...)

Densely populated regions will now come into line with the rest of the country. Photograph: Getty

Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in the largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa’s biggest economy af(...)

Denise O’Reilly at Alexandra Pier in Washington DC

Denise O’Reilly, from Roscrea, Co Tipperary, lives in Washington DC where she works as a chief operating officer for global data and consulting c(...)

People shelter under a tree as locusts take flight in Laisamis, Kenya: swarms are likely to disrupt agricultural production and supply routes, leaving millions hungry. Photograph: Khadija Farah/New York Times

A new generation of desert locusts is spreading across east Africa, posing a significant threat to food supplies across the region. Aid organisation(...)

A security man gives orders to quarantined travellers protesting about being held because of the Covid-19 outbreak for more than the usual 14 days at Kenyatta University near Nairobi in Kenya. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

East African government quarantine facilities have come under scrutiny after people were filmed escaping one in Kenyan capital Nairobi this week, with(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling site in Kenya. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Tullow Oil said that Total has agreed to buy its entire stake in their joint onshore oil fields in Uganda for $575 million (€531.6 million) as part of(...)

Paul Wagstaff, senior agricultural adviser with Self Help Africa.

One of the more ominous indicators of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa has been the dramatic recent shifts in rainfall patterns. With rain-fed agr(...)

 Refugees and security guards at a UNHCR compound in Nairobi on Monday, after a Ugandan refugee had taken his own life. Photograph:  Daniel Irungu/EPA

A refugee was found dead at the United Nations Refugee Agency compound in Nairobi on Monday, in an apparent suicide his friends are saying highlights (...)

Trócaire’s  chief executive Caoimhe De Barra said, “Coronavirus is now present in all the countries we work in.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Trócaire, the Catholic bishops’ overseas development agency, has appealed to people to hold onto their Lenten collection boxes for now. Traditionally (...)

Noting is simple any more. Going for a cup of coffee nowadays can involve more questions than on University Challenge. Recently, while queuing in a Du(...)

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