Rwanda remembers

Twenty years ago the genocide that took the lives of up to one million of Rwanda’s 12 million people saw the benighted country reduced to among(...)

Workers from Médecins Sans Frontières prepare isolation and treatment areas in Gueckedou, Guinea. Photograph: AP Photo/Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF

Guinea faces an ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that a(...)

An image showing the ebola virus. Image: Getty

Guinea has received confirmation that a mysterious disease that has killed up to 59 people in the West African country, and may have spread to (...)

 ‘Hunger steals a child’s future. The effects of hunger do not stop there. Hunger exacts a heavy toll on national economies.’ Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

It is a tragedy that in today’s world hunger still threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, devastating children’s futures as(...)

Germain Katanga appears on a monitor in the press room of the International Criminal Court in The Hague yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Phil Nijhuis

Already an infamously brutal Congolese warlord at just 24, Germain Katanga was found guilty yesterday (...)

A fireman unfolds the wheelchair of former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa before the start of his trial at a Paris court today. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

Twenty years after the Rwanda genocide, France opened its first trial against a suspected accomplice in the massacre that killed 800,000 people, accus(...)

Movie music: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, scored by Howard Shore, in concert
They shoot, they score

To show the power of a film score, Conrad Pope suggests a simple experiment. Go to the end of a movie you know well and watch the final scenes with th(...)

Immersion project: Richard Mosse, installing The Enclave at the RHA. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
Art of darkness

Richard Mosse’s six-screen film installation The Enclave plunges us into a world that is unfamiliar, in more ways than one. Shot in the provinces of N(...)

“Major deals, which lead to tangible increases in exports and jobs in Ireland, are very often commenced or concluded on these missions.” Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton meets Dr Faleh Mohamed Hussain Ali, assistant secretary general for policy affairs at Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health. Photograph: Lydia Shaw

Ireland has a proud history of supporting the cause of human rights around the world. Unfortunately, our record of providing jobs for our people is fa(...)

A Congolese security officer takes position to secure the street near the state television headquarters in the capital Kinshasa. Photograph: Jean Robert N’Kengo/Reuters

A self-proclaimed Congolese “prophet” said today an uprising by his supporters in Kinshasa was prompted by an army assault on his residence after he c(...)

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