Bomb experts investigate the site of an explosion at a police station in Kano, Nigeria, on November 15th, in which six people were killed. At least 35 were killed in a further attack in the same city on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city Kano, killing at least 100 people o(...)

An Ebola patient arriving at Geneva University Hospital HUG in Geneva, Switzerland on November 21st. Early safety trials for a new vaccine to combat the deadly disease have had encouraging results. Photograph: EPA/Julien Gregorio

An experimental Ebola vaccine caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-(...)

Friday Kiyee, head of the Red Cross Dead Body Management team in Monrovia, Liberia, leads his team in prayer before removing the body of a woman from her home in West Point. The DBM team is responsible for the collection and disposal of human remains infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Photographs: Victor Lacken/IFRC 3:07

Bearing witness to Ebola as a photographer can be tough, says Irishman Victor Lacken, who has spent the last three months in Liberia as an emergency c(...)

A Liberian man looks at a mural in downtown Monrovia that forms part of an Ebola awareness campaign. The death toll in the worst Ebola epidemic on record has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by November 18th. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of th(...)

Bomb detection experts and soldiers at the scene of an explosion at a police station in Kano earlier in November. Female suicide bombers also attacked a school in the city last June. Photograph: Reuters

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 21 people on Tuesday in a busy market area of Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, centre of a militan(...)

BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

BHP Billiton Ltd won’t sell any more assets set aside for a $15 billion spin-off after its disposal of an aluminium casthouse in South Africa. “We’re (...)

The graves of Ebola victims in  Sierra Leone. Photograph: Concern Worldwide

It may be a long way from the carefully tended plots of Glasnevin Cemetery to the chaos of burial in Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, but Ireland’s expe(...)

New citizen Maria Guaman from Ecuador at the citizenship ceremony in UCC. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ireland is a place of diversity and openness where limitless possibilities exist for new arrivals, said Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald as she(...)

OxyMem managing director Wayne Byrne

UCD spin out OxyMem has won the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Innovation Award which recognises organisations that are implementing i(...)

Next in line: Gete Kerala (left) waits to lodge credit-union savings at her local co-operative. Photograph: Gorta-Self Help Africa

Women do an estimated 70 per cent of the farm work in Ethiopia, but because men do the ploughing it is they who are considered to be the farmers. This(...)