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Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine has been arrested. File photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Police in Uganda on Monday fired tear gas to disperse supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine when he tried to hold a rally, unders(...)

A worker is seen at a Tullow Oil explorational drilling site in Lokichar, Kenya. File photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

In December 2010, John Atta Mills, the late president of Ghana, opened the valves that set the first gush of crude flowing from Tullow Oil’s Jubilee f(...)

Prof Ruth Maher, inventor of a non invasive home treatment for stress urinary incontinence called Innovo, holding an ultrasound showing the impact of her device on the pelvic floor. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Life could have been quite different for Ruth Maher. She might now be edging toward retirement from the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Instead, she c(...)

A Tullow Oil offshore platform near the coast of French Guyana. Oil in the region was found to be too costly, and possibly commercially unviable, for Tullow to extract. Photograph: Jody Amiet/AFP via Getty

Dorothy Thompson, the energy sector veteran who took over as chair of Tullow Oil in the middle of last year, presided over a “kitchen sink” approach o(...)

Akwero Beatrice, her sister Alaker and their children have been forced to leave their home, which is waist-deep in water. They are moving to a relative’s house but do not know how they will survive long term. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It’s been five days since water came rushing into her home in Elegu, northern Uganda, and Akwero Beatrice was forced to leave. On Wednesday, she wade(...)

Somali boys wade through rainfall flood waters in Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar

East African countries are calling for help dealing with flooding that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and caused massive amounts of dam(...)

Barrister Eboseremen, prosecuting lawyer in homosexuality case against 47 men arrested last year, at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Temilade Adelaja/Reuters

Forty-seven Nigerian men have pleaded innocent to homosexuality in a court hearing in Lagos, one year after they were arrested. The men face a possib(...)

Fr Anthony Musaala: ‘I am proud to be one of the present day “black Irish” and Ugandan at the same time’

There were not many Africans in Ireland in 1956, the year in which I was born in the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin. My par(...)

Villagers in Kololo in Kirandango district. Photograph: Fionn McCann Photography

On a sweaty afternoon in a facility about an hour north of Ugandan capital Kampala, Richie Rugaya and his colleagues are busy showing off their coffee(...)

A Tullow interest in Kenya: Having a stomach for oil at all takes a particularly tough type of investor in these climate-conscious days. Photograph: Reuters

The whiff of sulphur around Tullow Oil’s stock continues to linger. Shares in the company, founded in 1985 by one-time Aer Lingus accountant Aidan H(...)

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