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Ugandan writer Siima Itabaaza referred to Bono as ‘our favourite white saviour’ at the conference. Photograph: AP/Pool/Juda Ngwenya

An upmarket hotel in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, was the venue last weekend for the first conference held by No White Saviours, an activist group (...)

A surveillance camera in Kampala:  some say such gadgets contradict the central tenets of democratic society. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Alex gestures up from a busy road, in the Ugandan capital Kampala, at a shiny camera on a long white pole. “They are watching you,” he smiles. “They a(...)

Ronan Scully sets off with friends on the  Bay to Bay charity  walk from  Ardmore Bay in Waterford  to Galway Bay this weekend.

A former Operation Transformation contestant will bring the distance he has walked for charity over the past 27 years to 10,000 miles in the coming we(...)

More than one million people in Uganda contracted malaria  within the past two months

Uganda’s health ministry has said a sharp rise in malaria is partly attributable to climate change, after more than one million people contracted the (...)

New home secretary Priti Patel. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Sajid Javid – chancellor The former home secretary always seemed set for a high-ranking position in Boris Johnson’s cabinet, as an already prominent (...)

A nurse vaccinates a child against Ebola in Beni, Congo DRC: the WHO has declared an international health emergency. Photograph: AP Photo/Jerome Delay

A fishmonger who died of Ebola this week probably carried the virus from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into both Rwanda and Uganda, the World H(...)

A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

The World Health Organisation has declared the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health emergency of international c(...)

Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe during his trial in Sicily: now held in a deportation centre. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP

An Eritrean farmer who served three years in prison after he was wrongly identified as one of the world’s most wanted human smugglers has been cleared(...)

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman as part of the ebola screening upon entering the General Hospital in Goma, DCR. Photograph:  Olivia Acland/Reuters

Ebola’s arrival in eastern Congo’s main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near the bord(...)

Renee Bach: the case against her is being brought by two mothers whose children died. They say they were led to believe Bach was a ‘medical doctor’ and her home was a ‘medical facility’

A legal case against an American missionary accused of causing the deaths of children under her care, while she posed as a medical practitioner, has r(...)

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