Ireland and Africa? What has Ireland got to do with Africa? While there was a modest level of emigration to South Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, […]

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Believing in action: Concern the first thirty years, 1968–1998 Tony Farmar (Concern, E14.99) ISBN 1 899047 81 6 There was a remarkably rapid mutation in twentieth-century Ireland’s relations with Africa, […]

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The Irish Army in the Congo, 1960–64: the far battalions David O’Donoghue (Irish Academic Press, hb ?55.50/pb ?25) ISBN 0716528185/0716533197 The UN operation in the former Belgian Congo was a […]

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Africa: a modern history Guy Arnold (Atlantic Books, £35 hb) ISBN 1843541750 The state of Africa Martin Meredith (The Free Press, £12.99 pb) ISBN 0743232216 Africa since independence Paul Nugent […]

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Natural History Museum (National Museum of Ireland) Merrion Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie Tues–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 2–5pm by Tony Canavan The Natural History Museum is something of a museum piece in […]

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