The attack targeted Bamako’s Nord-Sud Hotel.

Gunmen have attacked a base for a European Union military training operation in Mali. There were no casualties among the mission’s personnel at the (...)

A man helps a wounded child after heavily armed gunmen opened fire on March 13th at a hotel in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam. At least 18 people were killed when heavily-armed gunmen opened fire, leaving bodies strewn on the beach. Photograph: Sia-Kambou/AFP/Getty Images

Only a few years after French troops broke up its desert stronghold and scattered its fighters into the dunes, al-Qaeda’s branch in West Africa has r(...)

Soldiers stand guard in front of the Étoile du Sud hotel in Bassam, Ivory Coast. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Fourteen civilians, including four Europeans, and two soldiers were killed in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand Bassam on Sunday when gunmen storm(...)

Stuart McCloskey in action against England: “An infusion of fresh talent can  galvanise more established members of a squad.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The infusion of new, young players in any team sport is invariably hailed by pundits and supporters, especially if results have taken a turn for the w(...)

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo arrives for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter DeJong /Pool

There were scuffles outside the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday* at the opening day of the trial of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of(...)

Ulster’s Luke Marshall and Ultan Dillane of Connacht are both named in Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

WINNERS Ultane Dillane The 22-year-old is the biggest bolter, his impressive form this season earning him a call-up. Parisian-born (his father is fr(...)

A group of Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week. Photograph: Africa Code Week

Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week, which will involve thousands of students in 17 African countries over the next week. Up to (...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti  railway station  in central Budapest, Hungary.  Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest’s Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting “Freedom, freedom!” and(...)

 Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lesotho and Kazakhstan, are among the countries where Irish people chose to marry last year.

The small Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the landlocked African country of Lesotho and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, are just some of the(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)