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Travel restrictions have been reintroduced in a push to contain a new strain of Covid. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Travel restrictions have been reintroduced in a push to contain a new strain of Covid as the World Health Organisation yesterday designated the “Omicr(...)

A Russian security guard with a member Central African Republican leader Faustin-Archange Touadéra’s presidental guard (on left) and a UN Rwandan peacekeeper on duty while the president casts his ballot in Bangui in last December’ elections. Photograph: Alexis Huguet/AFP via Getty Images

When the tattooed Russian fighters arrived in Alindao, a town in the southern Central African Republic (CAR), the rebels fled – and the people rejoice(...)

Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill

Mining company Kenmare Resources said production rose significantly in the third quarter of the year, and said it remained confident in its outlook f(...)

A Rwandan soldier walking past  a burned out truck near Palma, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. Photograph:   Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP via Getty Images

in Cape Town Fears are growing that an Islamist insurgency under way in Mozambique’s war-torn northern province could spread to new areas because of r(...)

Families of Beirut-blast victims take part in a protest in front of the port entrance on Monday to support public prosecutor Judge Tareq Bitar. Photograph: EPA

Lebanon’s appeals court has dismissed complaints of bias and lack of competence by three members of parliament calling for the removal of judge Tarek (...)

Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill says Kenmare’s results were driven by a pick-up in global economic activity as well as a shortage of titanium supplies

The managing director of Kenmare Resources has said its titanium mineral mine in Mozambique has sufficient resources to support production – at the cu(...)

Locals celebrate as Tigray Defence Forces fighters arrive in Mekelle on June 29th. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/New York Times

The Tigrayan fighters whooped, whistled and pointed excitedly to a puff of smoke in the sky where an Ethiopian military cargo plane trundling over the(...)

 Children wash kitchen utensils by the banks of the river Oubangui the capital Bangui, Central African Republic. Most of the population in Bangui live well below the poverty line, in a country traumatised by years of unrest. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Getty Images

Russian mercenaries deployed in one of Africa’s most fragile countries killed civilians, looted homes and shot dead worshippers at a mosque during a (...)

The death has occurred in Johannesburg of Mr John Keane, father of the African National Congress candidate, Susan Keane, who was killed in a bomb blas(...)

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(...)

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