A coroner has expressed surprise at the failure to identify three soldiers who could hold crucial information about the killing of a labourer in North(...)

Kenyan men work  on a road being built by China Wuyi, a Chinese state company: China has played a crucial role in Africa’s economic development over the past 15 years. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

The crucial role China has played in Africa’s economic development over the past 15 years has become so pronounced that western countries now see it a(...)

Yemeni anti-terrorism activists hold a banner reading in Arabic: ‘No to armed militias, No to terrorism, No to Violence’ during a rally against the control by Shiite Houthi fighters of the country’s main cities. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/Epa

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61 per cent in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index(...)

A cleaner cleans the windows of Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) headquarters in downtown Lisbon. Photograph: Hugo Correia/Reuters

Goldman Sachs made a $835 million loan to Banco Espírito Santo a month before Portugal’s largest listed lender by value was bailed out in a complic(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: as a doctor, he  says he understands “the medicine and politics” of his new portfolio. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said one of the main challenges in his new job will be bringing budgets into line, but added he will not be able(...)

Prof Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses of NUI Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

Portugal today marks the 40th anniversary of the revolution that freed it from dictatorship. As it does so, new information is emerging about w(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza during the fourth EU-Africa summit of heads of state at the European Council headquarters in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello was one of a number of EU politicians and African heads of states gathered in Brussel(...)

Glenn Ford, a California native who did occasional yard work for murdered jewellery shop owner Isadore Rozeman, was found guilty in 1984 and was sentenced to die by electrocution, then the state’s method of execution.

A Louisiana man who has spent nearly three decades on death row walked free yesterday after prosecutors asked a judge to set aside his first-degree(...)

Medecins Sans Frontieres staff  treat a suspected Ebola patient in the isolation unit of Kampungu in Congo. Photograph: Reuters

While Ireland’s missionaries and aid volunteers have played a disproportionate role in ministering to Africa’s poorest, few travel memoirs have been w(...)

The Mozambican Airlines plane was bound for Angola with six crew members and 27 passengers on board. Image: Google Maps

Preliminary investigations into a November plane crash that killed 33 people show that the pilot intentionally brought the Mozambican plane down, an a(...)