Stephen Hamilton and Róisín Hanley are among the performers taking part in the Galway Bailando documentary that highlights the city’s dance culture. 5:46

French writer Baudelaire once described dancing as “poetry with arms and legs”, and its popularity is one of Galway’s best-kept secrets.Now 77 dancers(...)

Former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Former foreign minister Michel Kafando has been appointed transitional president of Burkina Faso. This is seen as a step towards returning the West (...)

The transitional leader of Burkina Faso Lieut-Col Isaac Zida (R) meets with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan (L) at the airport prior to a meeting of Ecowas leaders in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso today. Photograph: Legnan Koula/ EPA.

Three West African presidents have urged Burkina Faso to appoint a transitional government to guide the country to elections next year following th(...)

The Burkina Faso military appointed Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida (left) as provisional head of state on Saturday after longtime president Blaise Compaore stepped down on Friday following two days of mass protests. The African Union and Western powers who want to see a swift return to civilian rule. Photograph: Legnan Koula/EPA.

Burkina Faso’s army will quickly cede power to a transitional government and appoint a new head of state, the country’s interim president Isaac Zida s(...)

Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans against military rule at Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Photograph: Joe Penney /Reuters

Thousands gathered today in the centre of Burkina Faso’s capital to denounce what they called a military coup, two days after mass protests forced Pre(...)

Anti-government protesters gather in the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, today. Photograph:  Joe Penney/Reuters

The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces took power today after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass protests against an attempt to extend his(...)

People march against Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore’s plan to change the constitution to stay in power in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters 1:17

Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso’s presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices to(...)

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and (...)

Debris is seen at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 near the northern Mali town of Gossi. Photograph: Reuters

Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali have been taken to the wreckage to grieve as French president Francois H(...)

The crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 is seen near the northern Mali town of Gossi. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French(...)