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Recurring issue: a newspaper in Kampala carries a report on Eritrean footballers who disappeared from a hotel they were staying in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations in 2012. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty

Five members of Eritrea’s under-20s football team have disappeared in Uganda, making them the latest of dozens of football players who have used tourn(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney: pledged that Ireland will spend €250 million in education over the next five years as part of the State’s contribution to international development.

Development aid will have a “modest” increase in this year’s budget, but it won’t be “anything close” to what was allocated to the sector last year, t(...)

Aidan Heavey’s new venture Boru aims to exploit divestment drive by big energy company.

After pledging to end his career in the oil and gas sector with Tullow, the company he founded in the mid 1980s, it seems Aidan Heavey has had a chang(...)

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine is challengeing  long-standing president Yoweri Museveni’s power  in a byelection. Photograph: Biko Macoins/AFP/Getty

Ugandans went to the polls in the country’s west on Thursday in a byelection which saw popstar-turned-opposition politician Bobi Wine go head to head (...)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Irish embassy in Kampala

There are significant opportunities for Irish companies in Uganda, the country’s minister for trade Amelia Kyambadde has said on a visit to Ireland. (...)

UN soldiers at  an ebola treatment centre in  the North Kivu province of  the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph:  Alexis Huguet/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has publicly criticised Tanzania for withholding information on suspected cases of ebola, complicating the battle (...)

Dar es Salaam, the central administrative hub of Tanzania. A WHO statement says Tanzania’s government “despite several requests” has not shared  clinical data, the results of its investigations or the possible contacts of a number of patients with Ebola-like symptoms. File photograph: Getty

The World Health Organisation has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebo(...)

A migrant detention centre in Tripoli, Libya, in 2015.  Refugees and migrants who spoke to The Irish Times by phone were apprehensive about a move to Rwanda. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Hundreds of refugees in Libya are expected to be moved to Rwanda in the coming weeks, under a new deal partly funded by the European Union. “This is (...)

Chester Williams of South Africa breaks away from Felipe Contepomi of Argentina  during a Test match in Buenos Aires on November 12th, 2000. Photograph: Fabian Gredillas/AFP/Getty Images

Chester Williams Born: August 8th, 1970 Died: September 6th, 2019 In 1994, one year after he had won his first cap for South Africa and become only t(...)

Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique on Wednesday, and will then travel to Madagascar and Mauritius. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has been urged to address human rights issues on a three-nation visit to Africa that began on Wednesday in Mozambique. The pope is also (...)

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