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Alpha Condé arrives at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  during a recent session of the Assembly of the African Heads of States. Photograph:  Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, Guinea’s citizens will vote for a new constitution which could see the country’s first democratically-elected president cement his power an(...)

Pregnant women do not appear to have been trafficked in numbers until now, according to the immigration service. File photograph: iStock

At least 25 pregnant African women went missing from refugee centres in the Netherlands in November and December in what is feared may be a new develo(...)

Linda Djougang: “I don’t come from a really privileged family or I didn’t go to a private school or anything like that, and everything that I have I had to work for so I can be who I am.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On January 19th 2020, the Irish women’s rugby team played Wales in a Six Nations warm up game. At 7am the next morning Linda Djougang went from being(...)

 Rev Prof Declan Marmion, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Rev Prof Michael Mullaney, president,  and Rev Dr Tomás Surlis,  pro-rector of the seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

It is said that (mad) King George III remarked, on the opening in 1795 of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth (“a popish college”), that the event grieved (...)

A total of 37 crocodile or alligator teeth from the United States were discovered in a parcel during the same month. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

A horse’s tail, a dried bat, a moose horn and 37 crocodile teeth were among the strange items people tried to smuggle into the State by post during th(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

A Cameroonian policeman and a gendarme at a polling station in southwestern Cameroon, during last October’s presidential election. Insurgents have been fighting the West African country’s francophone government in a bid to carve out an independent state they hope will be named Ambazonia. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of children in Cameroon’s English language-speaking region are staying out of school this week, after separatists called for a b(...)

Mabel Chah has teamed up with Sligo musician Owen Kilfeather, who has put together a band for the launch of her EP. Photograph: James Connolly

Mabel Chah had been living in direct provision for a year when she was asked to sing Amhrán na bhFiann, the Irish national anthem, at the opening of t(...)

Ireland had a homicide rate of 0.9 per 100,000 people in 2017. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland has the 11th lowest homicide rate in Europe and the 23rd lowest in the world, according to a United Nations (UN) study. The UN’s Global Study(...)

Places and people with no running water or healthcare now have internet connectivity, usually via mobile, making it possible to provide health, education and financial services to even the most remote locations. Photograph; IStock

Smartphones have become part of our lives in a way we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. For many in the developing world, owning – or at least shar(...)

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