Flowers at the entrance the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako Mali in tribute to the victims four days after the deadly terrorist attack that left 27 people killed. Photograph: Habibou Kouyate/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a UN peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people(...)

A suicide attack by suspected members of Nigerian Islamist militants group Boko Haram killed at least 10 people over the border in the Far North region of Cameroon on Saturday, security sources said.

A suicide attack by suspected members of Nigerian Islamist militants group Boko Haram killed at least 10 people over the border in the Far North regi(...)

 Security forces surround the Radisson Hotel during a hostage situation in  Bamako, Mali on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Malian security forces are hunting “more than three” suspects after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, m(...)

Irish troops  in eastern  Chad in 2008. When the Army Ranger Wing was about to travel there, news broke of an all-out rebel assault on the capital. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters

The terrorist attack in Mali could not have come at a more alarming time for the Irish Government. Armed extremists struck the luxury hotel in the ver(...)

A handout picture provided by the Nigerian army shows some of the 338 people held by Boko Haram  who were rescued  from the group’s Sambisa Forest stronghold during an army operation. Photograph: AFP/Nigerian army

Nigerian troops have rescued 338 captives, almost all children and women, from Boko Haram camps in a northeastern forest. Thirty extremists were kill(...)

The Mbororo people roam vast areas across Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic

The farmer and the cowman, the musical Oklahoma tells us, should be friends. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a remarkable young African woman who campaigns fo(...)

Residents in Pakistan’s Gojal Valley board boats on August 3rd, 2015, to cross Attabad Lake, which was formed following a landslide in January 2010. The loss of productive land can have devastating consequences. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

“Environmental degradation . . . has a huge impact on human security and thus on the potential for outbreaks of violent conflict.” You might expect th(...)

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)

The Naval Services vessel LE Samuel Beckett, which has been deployed to the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Naval Services

Naval Service members rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean are not entitled to full overseas service payments because they are not in danger, the (...)

Peter O’Mahony and Jonathan Sexton go through their warm-up routines ahead of Ireland squad training at Surrey Sports Park in Guilford. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rise up this morning and went to Ireland’s media gathering in Guildford. Simon Zebo is doing television.This is interesting for two reasons. Th(...)