According to Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Centre the attack happened around 30kms from the town of Mandera, marked on the map with the red dot. Image: Google maps

Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early today in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.It was not immediately clear w(...)

Next in line: Gete Kerala (left) waits to lodge credit-union savings at her local co-operative. Photograph: Gorta-Self Help Africa

Women do an estimated 70 per cent of the farm work in Ethiopia, but because men do the ploughing it is they who are considered to be the farmers. This(...)

Farmer: Shemgie Kulbla, who produces wheat seed. Photograph: Hugh Chaloner/Gorta-Self Help Africa 2:43

Yeshi Endeg was 17 when a group of floppy-haired singers filed into a studio in Notting Hill to record the original Do They Know It’s Christmas? The E(...)

 Mr Justice Frank Clarke, giving the unanimous judgment, dismissed an appeal by the Minister for Justice against a High Court decision quashing the refusal.

The State is entitled to cite financial costs as a reason for refusing refugees the right to bring family members to live with them in the State, the (...)

The paradox of remarkable economic growth in many African countries, combined with the enduring legacies of poverty, disease and hunger were central t(...)

Yemeni anti-terrorism activists hold a banner reading in Arabic: ‘No to armed militias, No to terrorism, No to Violence’ during a rally against the control by Shiite Houthi fighters of the country’s main cities. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/Epa

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61 per cent in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index(...)

Bob Geldof arrives to record the Band Aid 30 charity single at the Sarm Studios in London on Saturday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA 4:15

Band Aid organiser Bob Geldof said sales had “gone manic” as the reworked version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? became available for the first time (...)

Ferdu Gashow uses oxen and plough as he works on the farm of Solomon Sisay, who has received four loans from a credit union co-operative set up by Gorta-Self Help Africa. Photograph: Hugh Chaloner

Irish development charity Gorta-Self Help Africa is planning to expand its work in Ethiopia, with three projects worth €4.7 million getting under w(...)

 Bob Geldof and Midge Ure at a press briefing to launch BandAid30 in London yesterday. Photograph:  Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

For 30 years it has remained one of pop’s most polarising songs – a track that has raised millions for charity while also being described by Morrisse(...)

President Michael D Higgins who is visiting Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa: “These are our  fellow children of the planet. We have to decide that we will allow the people to live and to survive at least . . . Feeding children on 80 cents a day and to be short of the 80 cents is a scandal to humanity.” Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

It might have been a scene from Yeats’s Among School Children, there in the Tierkidi refugee camp in Ethiopia’s Gambella province on the borders with (...)