Clockwise from top: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame; Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni; DRC president Joseph Kabila; and  Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza

The recent decision by Rwanda’s electorate to allow Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office – and Kagame’s confirmation last Friday that he will do(...)

Members of self-appointed vigilance committee hunting down and fighting Boko Haram Islamic group, standing in the village of Lding Lding, northern Cameroon. Photograph: Reinnier Kazer/AFP/Getty Images

Cameroon’s army says it has killed at least 100 members of the militant Islamist Boko Haram group and freed 900 people the group had held hostage as i(...)

A group of Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week. Photograph: Africa Code Week

Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week, which will involve thousands of students in 17 African countries over the next week. Up to (...)

Gen Gilbert Diendere has claimed he carried out the coup over plans to disband the presidential guard. Photograph: Theo Renaut/AP Photo

Pro-coup demonstrators and elite presidential guard members in Burkina Faso have stormed a hotel hosting talks aimed at restoring civilian rule, and a(...)

“I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.” Photograph: Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to join Nobel prizewinners, philosophers, UN secretary generals, spiritual leaders and (...)

 Dolores Atwood, with her husband Chris (left) and RTÉ’s Kevin Bakhurst (right), speaking to the media on leaving the Four Courts on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015,  after the announcement of a settlement in a High Court action for damages taken by former Archbishop of Benin, Richard Burke. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The parties had announced a settlement. As court 25 emptied out, Dolores Atwood stood with her devoted husband’s arm around her, looking confused and (...)

Dolores Atwood, pictured leaving the Four Courts during the lunchbreak of a High Court action for damages taken by former archbishop of Benin Richard Burke. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman has told the High Court a priest kissed her and touched her breast while she was being treated for typhoid fever in a hospital in Nigeria in 1(...)

Former archbishop of Benin Richard Burke. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Catholic archbishop has told the High Court he wanted a woman to seek the return of a letter, sent by her to Rome, which accused him of sexua(...)

Former Archbishop of Benin Richard Burke pictured leaving the Four Courts yesterday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Catholic archbishop has told a High Court jury that he was portrayed during an RTÉ television programme as leading a young girl upsta(...)

Former Catholic archbishop Richard Burke is suing  RTÉ for defamation, alleging he was wrongly depicted as a paedophile in the  Prime Time Investigates programme Mission to Prey. File photograph: The Irish Catholic

A former Catholic archbishop who resigned over breaking his vow of celibacy has sued RTÉ for defamation, alleging he was wrongly depicted as a paedoph(...)