Govan Jolliffe-Byrne (20) from Portmarnock, had been backpacking in eastern Africa since June.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is providing consular assistance to the family of young man who died in Tanzania. The man, who is from (...)

A detained protester cries in front of a burning barricade during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Rival military groups have been battling for control of the Burundi capital, a day after a former intelligence chief staged an attempted coup again(...)

People burn mattresses looted from the local police post on  May 13th, 2015, in Musaga,  Bujumbura, Burundi. Photograph: Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images

East African leaders have condemned what they called an attempted coup in Burundi on Wednesday by a general who declared he had deposed President Pier(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Mike Grogan: ‘While my team members were learning new ways of thinking about work, I was beginning to think differently about my own purpose.’

After months of anxiety, my work life had finally come to a climax. I’d arrived at the point of no return. I finally told my boss “I quit”.I was walki(...)

Hosts Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone announce ‘American Sniper’ as one of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The success of Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper at the US box office has reignited the political debate about the Iraq War. The discussion i(...)

An Irish fatality of the war has emerged who was most likely 14 and no more than 15. Pte Edward Francis Hawe from Mullinhane, Co Tipperary, died on September 20th, 1916.

Among the rows of war dead at Poelcapelle military cemetery in Flanders, there is one grave which is usually a riot of colour set against the neat whi(...)

Geoffrey Holderi in the 1973 James Bond movie Live and Let Die, which brought some of the wilder cliches of voodoo to the moviegoing public

Ireland’s largest private collection of African tribal art was among the diverse lots in this week’s two-day Summer Fine & Decorative Art Sale (...)

A screengrab from a video showing one of the two British teenage victims of an acid attack disembarking from a vehicle at the airport in Zanzibar. Photograph: Reuters TV

Men riding a motorbike threw acid at two British teenage girls in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar region, leaving them with facial, chest and back(...)

Rescuers search for survivors amongst the rubble of a collapsed building in the Kariakoo district of central Dar es Salaam. Photograph: Emmanuel Herman/Reuters

At least 15 people were killed in Tanzania's commercial capital today when a building under construction collapsed, a police officer said at th(...)