A June 11th photograph of Seleka fighters  sitting on a pick-up truck in the town of Goya in Central African Republic, where fighting between Christian and Muslim groups has left at least 50 people  dead. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

More than 50 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses and officials said today, with foreign troops stru(...)

“Bring Back Our Girls” protest  in Abuja, calling for the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls in Chibok who were kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

The Nigerian ambassador to Ireland, Felix Yusufu Pwol, has said the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, responsible for the abduction of 223 girls in (...)

Glencore agreed to pay 550 pence per share for Caracal, which has been its partner in Chad since 2012, the two companies said in a joint statement put  out  by Glencore yesterday. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Mining company Glencore Xstrata has agreed to buy Chad-focused oil company Caracal Energy for about £800 million a deal that will allow the com(...)

Central African Republic’s foreign minister Toussaint Kongo Doudou arrives to the podium to speak with the media after voting on a resolution approving UN peacekeepers for the Central African Republic, at UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

The United Nations Security Council has authorised the creation of a nearly 12,000-strong UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic(...)

Rwanda and Srebrenica have become bywords not only for unspeakable acts of genocide, but for international passivity in the face of such crimes(...)

Jovani Mbele, 28, was wounded in the head and hand when Chadian peacekeepers opened fire in a Christian area of Bangui at the weekend.   Photograph:  Lara Marlowe

Christians in the Central African capital yesterday demanded the departure of the African peacekeepin(...)

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Symptoms of demonic pregnancy may include fatigue, stomach-bursting, high blood pressure, mood swings, murderous rage, night terrors, death, meat crav(...)

Ireland’s drones  were “an information-gathering asset which have no offensive capability”, said Minister for Defence Alan Shatter.

Ireland’s Defence Forces have operated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones since 2007, but Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said they are una(...)

Soldiers of the 43rd Infantry Group 
on a march-past at Cathal Brugha barracks today, where Alan Shatter, TD, Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence performed a ministerial review of 43 Infantry Group UNDOF on the eve of its departure for a tour of peacekeeping duty in
departing for the peacekeeping mission in 
the Golan Heights in

The ambushing of Irish troops, with vehicles carrying Defence Forces personnel taking volleys of shots and what looks like a blast from an explosive d(...)

An ex-Seleka soldier stands guard as his commander, General Yaya, meets Multinational Force of Central Africa (Fomac) peacekeepers at the Fomac camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Mathieu Marco hid in his shower as the Muslim militia commander who came to kill him screamed at his young son, demanding to know where he was. Frustr(...)