Colin Murphy: Covid-19’s threat to Africa requires a localised response
The threat posed by Covid-19 in Africa is real and multi-faceted and strategies used to combat it in Asia and the West will not necessarily apply in African countries
The world is facing “multiple famines of biblical proportions”, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. And for some, such warnings are familiar.
In 2002, southern Africa faced a horrendous double jeopardy called the “Aids famine”. The UN reported at the time that the HIV/AIDS epidemic was fuelling a deadly famine in the region with more than 14 million people at risk of starvation. That famine never happened, although there were...
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Andrea Cleary: Don’t fall for the long con of 80 hours a week
Our bosses want us to work longer and longer shifts – and why wouldn’t they? Which makes it all the more important that we stand firm and resist
Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?
Men are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve unattainable looks, but women have been graded and degraded on their appearance for centuries. It’s time for us all to go easy on ourselves
Deirdre Heenan: The DUP, not Brexit, has left angry loyalists in a tailspin
Thanks to a shameful and dangerous lack of political leadership, mistrust and division is rife in unionism – to everybody’s cost