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Bulelani Mfaco. Photograph: Alan Place

As the new Government commits to ending Ireland’s inhumane system of accommodating asylum seekers, it has a chance to create a far better, far chea(...)

King Philippe of Belgium expressed his ‘deepest regrets’ for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images.

Belgium’s monarch has expressed his “deepest regrets” to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the brutal 23-year rule of his ancestor Leopold II, in a(...)

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(...)

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