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Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda at the inauguration ceremony of South African president Thabo Mbeki  in pril, 2004. Photograph: EPA/STR

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he(...)

The High Energy Stereoscopic System, HESS, which is in Namibia and was co-founded by DIAS. It picked up the gamma-ray burst.

The closest-ever observation of a gamma-ray burst has yielded a result that challenges current theories of how the brightest, most energetic explosion(...)

A maize field, Mkushi, Zambia, December 2019. Photo credit: Eoin Ryan. Maize is the staple food crop of most African countries.

Each year, Africa Day falls on 25 May to commemorate the formation of the African Union (formerly the Organisation of African Unity) in 1963. More spe(...)

A solider probably belonging to the German troops supervising Namibian war prisoners in a photograph taken  during the 1904-1908 war of Germany against Herero and Nama. Photograph: National Archives of Namibia/AFP via Getty Images

Germany has officially recognised as genocide its colonial-era slaughter of tens of thousands of Namibians more than a century ago and committed €1.1 (...)

Mandatory quarantine: Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza is the first hotel being used under the scheme. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

We have a mandatory quarantine system in place now, don’t we? Yes. The booking system is now open, with the quarantine hotels themselves ope(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health and Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group a Covid -19 update on Thursday. Phtograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 23 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Friday. Two of the deaths occurred in (...)

The Helix mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in DCU. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times.

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Ireland’s nursing homes is almost complete with the scheme now expanded to included congregat(...)

Many of us have taken to making memories, building traditions and spending our money on experiences. Photograph: iStock

If happiness was for sale, we imagine it would be quite an expensive commodity. But they say how we spend our money can determine our level of happine(...)

A file combination photograph of Jupiter (L) and Saturn as taken by the Subaru telescope on Mount Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Photograph: Tokyo Astronomical Observatory

For some celestial events you really do have to wait almost a lifetime. Jupiter and Saturn met three times in the sky during 1981, but it was while I(...)

Felix Lutalo stands outside his music store in the bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, holding a Westlife compilation he’s selling. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

From his small music store in the main bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, Felix Lutalo has provided the soundtrack to 27 years of his region’s life. I(...)

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