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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organisation: ‘We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives.’ Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

Tracing contacts of people with coronavirus infections is the most important step in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, and countries that are failing to(...)

European shares closed at a near one-week low on Monday. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

European shares closed at a near one-week low on Monday as signs of a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Germany and elsewhere unnerved investors hopi(...)

A protective barrier is seen around the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in London in anticipation of protests on Friday. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

The commemoration of the 1912-22 decade of revolution has been striking for what it has not been. Apart from a few notable recriminations, including c(...)

Daniel Kinahan has been named in court here as part of a global drugs cartel yet there is little echo of his name outside Irish borders. Photograph: Collins

In 1974 an American adviser to Zaire’s dictator Mobutu Sese Seko persuaded Mobutu that the publicity of a boxing match between heavyweights George For(...)

Sir Samuel Baker Road in Gulu, northern Uganda, is named after a British explorer who is said to have laid the foundations for colonialism. Photograph: Sally Hayden

As statues of slave traders are torn down across Europe and the US, thousands of people have signed a petition to have the names of streets and landma(...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

Ebola responders carry the body of an 11-year-old girl who died after being admitted to an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Congo, Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

Democratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, more than 1,000 km (620 miles) away from an ong(...)

Two army officers are undergoing medical assessment today having been flown home from the Democratic Republic of Congo, several weeks after the Defence Forces first raised concerns about their safety. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two army officers are undergoing medical assessment today having been flown home from the Democratic Republic of Congo, several weeks after the Defenc(...)

'It takes a certain mindset to be good. It’s a particular kind of memory. It’s not an intelligence thing so much as it’s how your mind works.' Photograph: iStockphoto

Quizzes are having a moment. Under lockdown, quiz nights on Zoom have become a regular occurrence. The quiz creation and learning app Kahoot! is among(...)

Members of the 1st Infantry Battalion during a ceremony to celebrate Ireland’s service and commitment to UN peacekeeping participation by the Defence Forces, An Garda Síochana and civilian personnel since 1958. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Public discussion of redeployment home of two Army officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has raised a number of issues, both operational (...)

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