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Papy Kahoya Kasongo and his Wife Nadine and their children Shukrani (1), Milka (4), Ethan (6) and Barouchage (8). Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish skies were dark and overcast the afternoon Papy Kahova Kasongo, his wife, Nadine, and their two sons disembarked from their flight at Dublin(...)

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(...)

Ben Affleck: ‘I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart’ Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/New York Times

Warning: This is not one of those celebrity profiles that uses a teaspoon of new information to flavour a barrel of ancient history. There is no parag(...)

Executive director of WHO’s Health Emergencies programme Michael Ryan delivers an update on the situation regarding the coronavirus. Photograph: EPA

There’s a giant onscreen map of the world in Dr Mike Ryan’s office that keeps him abreast of the world’s emergencies. An alarming number of countries (...)

 A nurse and a doctor for tropical medicine wearing isolation suits demonstrate a decontamination procedure, in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

As I sit down to write this column, the death rate associated with the novel coronavirus infection in China remains unclear: an estimated mortality ra(...)

Sanctuary Runners at the Run Killarney 10k event in July, 2019.

The entrance to the IDA business park in Dungarvan is pretty unremarkable. If you didn’t work there you’d miss it. But for me it’s a cherished spot. (...)

 A flight attendant of Cambodian Lanmei Airlines demonstrates safety procedures in the airplane while wearing a face mask during a flight from Cambodia to Guangzhou, China. Photograph: Alex Plavevski/EPA

A passenger who arrived in Dublin Airport and was suspected of having the coronavirus has tested negative for the disease. The passenger, who was pla(...)

 US president Bill Clinton (left) with British prime minister Tony Blair  at a 1997 summit in Denver, Colorado. Photograph: Doug Collier/AFP via Getty Images

In a time of perpetual crisis, the feeling of longing for an idealised past in which nothing much happened can exert a powerful pull. The tempting cou(...)

As a result of the conditions of the house, the tenant said he sought to declare himself homeless so he could be accommodated elsewhere.

A landlord who subjected a Congolese-born tenant to a tirade of foul mouthed racist abuse has been ordered to pay €15,000 compensation to the man. Th(...)

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